China's National Bureau of Statistics released the consumer and factory inflation reports for July. The data showed that factory price inflation had cooled but was better than expected. The reports come amid a possible slowdown in the global economy with Beijing and Washington locked in escalating trade tensions. The reports are the first aft...

2018-08-15 John Benjamin Read more
australia inflation

Consumer prices in Australia were seen rising at a subdued pace in the last three months - ending June 2018. The data underpinned the fact that Australia's Central Bank could continue extending its rate pause for a third year. The annual core trimmed mean inflation rate, which is a measure of the core CPI and was seen rising at a pace of 1.9%...

2018-08-02 John Benjamin Read more
usa cpi

Consumer prices as well as producer price index for the month of June showed a strong pace of gains. The data suggested that the underlying momentum is only going to get stronger. Both consumer and producer prices were seen rising to a six year high. The data comes as Fed officials continue to tighten monetary policy. U.S CPI at 2.9% in June...

2018-07-17 John Benjamin Read more
us q1 forex

The U.S. economy was seen advancing at a slower than expected pace from what was initially reported, data from the commerce department showed last week. The United States Gross Domestic Product or GDP which measures the goods and services produced in the economy was seen expanding at a seasonally adjusted pace of 2.0% in the first quarter of the...

2018-07-04 John Benjamin Read more
Australia consumer prices subdued in Q1

Australia consumer prices subdued in Q1 with core inflation staying below the Reserve Bank of Australia's inflation target. The soft print on inflation increases the expectations that the RBA could see interest rates going nowhere for a considerable amount of time. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that consumer prices rose...

2018-05-04 John Benjamin Read more
US Core Consumer Price Rises

Consumer prices in the United States fell in the month of March. The declines were broadly attributed to the decline in gasoline prices. Still, the underlying inflation pressures showed signs of picking up. The U.S. consumer price index data or the CPI reflects what the average American paid for, from housing to healthcare. The headline CPI f...

2018-04-23 John Benjamin Read more
April BoC meeting

Following a rather volatile week, which started with China announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports and the equity markets gyrating, the week ahead will see investors turning their attention to the Fed meeting minutes and US inflation which stands out amid a rather quiet economic calendar. Elsewhere, central bank chiefs including; BoJ's...

2018-04-11 John Benjamin Read more
Final GDP releases

Economic data for the week ahead will slightly take a back seat with only a few central bank meetings lined up. The Swiss National Bank will be holding its quarterly monetary policy meeting this week. The 3-month LIBOR rate is expected to remain unchanged. Later, the Norges bank will be holding its monthly monetary policy meeting. Norges bank...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
US CPI increase

The US CPI increase or Consumer prices were seen to be rising more than expected during the month of January, official data showed last week. Headline CPI increased 0.5% on a month over month basis while core inflation rate rose 0.3% on the month. This was higher than the forecasts of 0.3% on the headline and 0.2% on the core. On an annual ba...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
inflation

In terms of economic data, inflation is one of the key readings that can help traders gauge the strength of the economy and also the likely outlook and action of the relevant central bank. Inflation is generally tracked through the monthly, and in some countries quarterly, release of CPI data.   CPI The Consumer Price Index tracks the ...

2018-02-26 James Harte Read more