Rise in inflation puts squeeze on households

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 27-Apr-17

Financial markets believe there is little chance of an official interest rate cut in May 2017, following the release of CPI data for the March quarter. The headline inflation rate was 2.1 per cent year-on-year during the quarter, compared with 1.5 per cent previously. The inflation rate is now within the Reserve Bank’s target range of 2-3 per cent for the first time since late 2014. An increase in gas prices contributed to the rise in the inflation rate, which is now outpacing wages growth.

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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB

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