The producer price index (PPI), or final stage prices, rose by 0.5 per cent in the March quarter to stand 1.3 per cent higher than a year ago
The Australian market fell into the red at the beginning of trade after a lack lustre session in the US overnight.
Import prices rose by 1.2 per cent in the March quarter but were down 0.6 per cent on a year ago.
The Australian market came under pressure early in trade after the late slide on US markets overnight.
The feeling on the trading floors around the anticipated Trump tax plans is certainly one of being underwhelmed, but then should we really have expected anything so punchy that it really moved the dial?
The financial risk of climate change is a key driver of growth in this sector.
The Consumer Price Index ? the main measure of inflation in Australia ? rose by 0.5 per cent in the March quarter, below expectations for a lift of 0.6 per cent.
Local shares moved ahead convincingly in early trade on Wednesday responding to gains for US markets over night.
It's a good time to hold equity and credit and it seems a dark cloud in the form of the French elections has swiftly departed from the investment landscape.
The last year has seen a major sea change in views around the outlook for inflation.
Australia, and particularly Sydney, are gripped by a housing affordability crisis.
The RBA is basically freaking out about the housing market.
Most families have significant discretion regarding the amount of their cash outflows
According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average Australian price of unleaded petrol rose by 0.4 cents to 126.8 cents a litre in the past week.
Local shares started the session with solid gains on Monday although the early improvements had faded by lunchtime.
Inflation dominates the coming schedule of economic statistics.
Inflation dominates the coming week?s schedule of economic statistics. Meanwhile in the US, there is a raft of data releases including home prices and economic growth.
Local shares started the last session of the week firmly on the front foot in early trade on Friday.
With the French elections bearing down on markets the bulls seem to be wrestling back some control here and despite the prospect of real volatility on Monday, there is hope that all will be well.
The Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) ? a measure of economy-wide spending ? rose by 0.6 per cent in trend terms in March
There are really four key scenarios that can occur in this Sundays (Monday morning for us Aussie?s) French election.
The Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that new vehicle sales rose by 1.9 per cent in March ? the third rise in four months. Annual sales of SUVs were at record highs.
The ASX 200 was under pressure over the early part of Wednesday reflecting the weaker performances for US and European markets overnight.
Politics dominates markets and we now have a UK election on 8 June to contend with, although this clearly does not have the far reaching implications that the French elections hold if a Marine Le Pen victory emerges.
According to ATO records, 678 of Australia?s biggest corporations didn?t pay tax in Australia in 2014-15.
The minutes from the April 4 Board meeting show that the Reserve Bank believes that the global economy is on a stronger footing.
The Chinese economy grew at a 6.9 per cent annual pace in the March quarter, above forecasts (+6.8 per cent).
The Australian sharemarket is off to a tough start as it trades for the first time after the Easter long weekend.
The conclusion is that there is more income inequality today than ten years ago.
Year-on-year, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart had double-digit percentage gains. Melbourne was up 15.9% and Sydney a staggering 18.9%.
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