Market and Economic overview Australia Q1 2019 inflation data were released and came in well below consensus expectations. CPI was unchanged in the first three months of 2019 and the annual pace declined to 1.3%. With inflation so far below the RBA’s 2.0% to 3.0% target...

Market and Economic overview Australia Economic data continues to paint a mixed picture of the domestic economy. The manufacturing PMI survey – a useful gauge of activity levels in the sector – came in below the 50 level; indicating challenging conditions. Job advertisements have also been...

Market and Economic overview Australia CPI rose 0.4% in the September, but the annual pace of Australian inflation has slowed to 1.9%. This reduces the likelihood of policy tightening by the Reserve Bank of Australia. For now, official interest rates remain at 1.50%, where they have...

Market and Economic overview Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) again left interest rates on hold at 1.50% in July, extending the record period where policy has been unchanged. The chances of official borrowing costs being amended in the foreseeable future remain low, particularly with...