It seems like the rally of the greenback has ended. On Monday, the US dollar index was below $93.50. Tuesday’s attempts to recover are not successful. The index is below $93.40. No important economic data will be released today.
Australian wages surge keeps to record lows
Australian wages are actually ascending at their slowest pace on record, while household debt has grew to an all-time high, thus putting a lid on spending and also a drag on the course of inflation.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, its wage price index rallied 0.5% in Jan-March. The given outcome generally matches forecasts, and it’s compared with a similar result last quarter.
Annual wage surge kept to 1.9%, which is the lowest on record. Obviously, it appeared to be less than half the wage surge rate employees enjoyed just a decade ago when a mining boom spurred pay across Australia.
The slowdown has added to an undesired slowdown in underlying inflation that is below the Reserve Bank of Australia's objective of 2-3%and it has provoked two interest rates dips the previous year to a record minimum of 1.5%.
The country’s major financial institution is concerned over ascending household debt alongside leaping property prices at a time when income surge has slowed.
This economic indicator is highly important for the Bank of England’s monetary policy because it is used as the central bank’s inflation target.
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