inflation

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With interest rates rising and house prices dropping in some cities, are potential first-home buyers getting closer to making that purchase?

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Several solutions can help to mitigate the demand and need for wages to be linked to inflation, writes UNSW Business School's Mark Humphrey-Jenner.

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Can interest rates be capped in Australia - and should they be? Mark Humphery-Jenner, Associate Professor at UNSW Business School explains.

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UNSW Business School Professor Peter Swan explains what a rate hike would mean for borrowers and the Australian economy 

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The case for the RBA increasing interest rates certainly exists. But it’s far less pressing than in the United States.

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True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.

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With inflation on the rise, people are looking for safe havens for their money – and markets that were considered riskier in the past are now looking increasingly attractive.

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Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.

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Our continued recovery depends on how much we spend and how quickly we get the vaccine.

The problem during lockdown is that not just a few products per expenditure category are missing when calculating the Consumer Price Index – it can be the entire expenditure category itself. Photo: Shutterstock

When products are unavailable in a lockdown, consumption growth will be overstated and changes in the cost of living will be underestimated.

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