Articles by Consumer Price Index

  • Oil Price Plunge Casts Dark Light Over Energy Sector – Bank Of CanadaOil Price Plunge Casts Dark Light Over Energy Sector – Bank Of Canada

    January 13 2015 1:19 PM

    Plunging oil prices is here to stay for sometime, affecting future investment plans for companies in the energy sector as well as their respective earnings' forecasts.

  • New Zealand May Go Into Deflation; Wellington Set To Have A 'Movie Star' EconomyNew Zealand May Go Into Deflation; Wellington Set To Have A 'Movie Star' Economy

    January 10 2015 1:50 AM

    The Bank of New Zealand has predicted the economy to head into a 6-month deflation following global overcapacity and weak oil prices.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 23, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon July 23, 2014

    July 23 2014 6:41 PM

    Today was a solid day for the markets and investors at last we saw the market putting some good ruins on the board and the ASX 200 hit a new 6 year high. The market was boosted by positive quarterly numbers from BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) and a strong rally into bank, insurance and transport stocks.By the end of trade the All Ordinaries Index had added 33 points and the ASX up 0.6% to 5576.7 points. The market trading volume increased today to 2.3Billion shares and all sectors closed higher.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 23, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 23, 2014

    July 23 2014 1:55 PM

    After a solid session on Wall Street the Australian market opened higher. Our market boosted by positive quarterly numbers from BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) and money going back into the banking sector.

  • Canada’s Alberta Raises Minimum Wage to $10.20/HourCanada’s Alberta Raises Minimum Wage to $10.20/Hour

    May 29 2014 12:38 PM

    Good news for minimum wage earners in Alberta, Canada's fourth-most populous province. Effective September, the minimum wage per hour will increase to $10.20. The prevailing rate is $9.95 per hour.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/11/14

    April 11 2014 12:58 PM

    After two straight days of gains and almost reaching a six-year high earlier this week, local stocks are falling for the third time in five sessions. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.9 per cent, with almost all sectors in the red. The weakness can be partly blamed on significant weakness from U.S. stocks overnight, particularly in the technology space. Investors are perhaps questioning the value of some market darlings in recent times.

  • Global Markets Overview – 2/24/14

    February 24 2014 11:07 AM

    Global growth remains below trend as seen in the projections for the US, Japan and Australia; this has been the first G-20 meeting since the GFC that has seen growth as the key theme rather than austerity and blame for the GFC over the past six years. All nations want to see global growth around 5% rather than the current 3% level.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 1/22/14

    January 22 2014 6:59 PM

    The Australian share market closed in the red today but managed to rally off earlier lows thanks to gains from financial stocks.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 1/22/14

    January 22 2014 4:34 PM

    The Australian share market is being sold off on Wednesday, following a mixed lead from Wall Street and despite European shares rallying to a fresh five and a half year high.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 12/17/13

    December 17 2013 5:23 PM

    Local stocks closed higher today for only the third time this month, although the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) finished off the day's highs.

  • A Flood of Rising Prices

    November 20 2013 1:15 PM

    Williams reckons there is only one outcome possible: hyperinflation. A year ago, he expected it in 2019. Now, he's moved up the schedule. He now expects hyperinflation to begin in 2014.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 10/23/13

    October 23 2013 2:16 PM

    The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is rising for the seventh straight day; up 0.2 per cent and sitting at around a five year high. This makes it the longest winning streak in nine months and comes courtesy of some worse than expected US jobs numbers overnight.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 10/21/13

    October 21 2013 3:11 PM

    With the US political circus behind us (for now), investors are taking the opportunity to buy up, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up by 0.7 per cent and cracking a five-year high in the process. The US S&P500 index (a measure of the performances of American's 500 biggest companies) cracked through an-time high on Friday.

  • Global Prices of Gold Possible to Jump as Industrywide Workers’ Strike Looms at South Africa

    August 30 2013 2:39 PM

    Investors fond of placing their bets on the safe haven yellow metal gold may well expect prices of the commodity to surge in the coming months as South Africa, the sixth-largest gold producer in the world, braces for an industrywide workers' strike that is sure to affect global production.

  • Man Attempts to Sell Own Kidney on Auction Site to Support Family, Blames High Cost of Living in New Zealand

    August 02 2013 3:36 PM

    A man has attempted to sell one of his kidneys online via auction site Trade Me for $250,000 to keep up with the high cost of living in New Zealand.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook - 18 June 2013

    June 18 2013 2:23 PM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: It was a fairly quiet session for currencies overnight with the AUD slowly drifting back towards the USD0.9550 level.

  • China Saw Inflation Speed up in April

    May 10 2013 9:29 AM

    Even though China saw inflation speed up vaguely in April, it remained subdued, thereby making it possible for the government to introduce measures aimed at fostering the economy. Concerns have been recently raised over the strength of the economic recovery and the state of the world's second economy.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook – 4-11-13

    April 11 2013 10:39 AM

    The Australian Dollar has found renewed strength again hitting highs well above USD 1.0500 with the AUD trade-weighted index hitting its highest level in 28 years yesterday.

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4-9-13

    April 09 2013 12:37 PM

    The Australian market is having its best day in close to a month at lunch, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up 1.1 per cent. This is a refreshing change considering that major sectors have fallen for four consecutive weeks.

  • Daily Forex Forecast 03/19/2013

    March 19 2013 9:18 AM

    The Aussie managed to claw back some of its post-Cyprus-bailout losses last night after the initial shock dissipated, managing to break back above 1.04.