Sean Callow

Martina's turn on our brief FX video this week, with the Aussie having traded lows since January. At the start of the week though, the Aussie received a boost from the positive risk sentiment following the first round of the French presidential elections. Martina discusses how Australia Q1 CPI and... Show More


The Consumer Price Index – the main measure of inflation in Australia – rose by 0.7% in the September quarter, above expectations for a lift of 0.4-0.5%. The annual rate of inflation rose from a 17-year low of 1.0% to 1.3% For more Economic Insights, visit https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/the-markets.html Show More

Tim Hannon

Central banks want prices to rise consistently and with low volatility, normally in a range of 2 to 3% per annum. Prices growing at greater than 3% per annum apparently signal capacity constraints in an economy, so the central bank raises interest rates to crimp consumer spending and investment -... Show More