inflation

What interest rate cuts do to the Australian dollar
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The Reserve Bank of Australia cut the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75% in May, making this the first cash rate cut since May 2015. The decision was a tough call amid lower than expected inflation, low consumer sentiment and a downward trend in house price growth. The cut had a powerful effect on…

Inflation remains well in check (the door is ajar...)
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The ABS released its Consumer Price Index data for the March quarter today. The figures revealed that headline inflation slowed all the way to just 1.3 per cent, after recording a benign 0.2 per cent rise in the quarter. The big deflationary contribution came from fuel costs which declined by a massive 12.2 per cent in the…

Is inflation a friend or foe of the property investor?
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O.K. there’s lots of talk about inflation – what is it? And what does it mean for those of us interested in property investment? Inflation is defined as a general increase in prices and a decline in the purchasing power of money. We’ve had periods of high inflation in Australia and as a result our…