Stalled wages hit rate rise outlook

Original article by David Rogers
The Australian – Page: 19 & 29 : 16-Nov-17

The Australian dollar fell to a four-month low in local trading on 15 November, after the latest wage price index data prompted financial markets to reduce expectations of a rise in official interest rates in 2018. The data shows that wages growth was below forecasts at just 0.5 per cent in the September quarter, while annual growth in wages was two per cent. Tom ­Kennedy of JP Morgan notes that wages growth was expected to be higher in the quarter due to a 3.3 per cent increase in the minimum wage.

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JP MORGAN AUSTRALIA LIMITEDAUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICSRESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIANATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NABAUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZCAPITAL ECONOMICS LIMITEDWESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBCUNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH

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