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Aussie inflation benign in Q1, no bar to rate cut

But it remains slightly above forecasts due to a sharp rise in education and healthcare expenses


AUSTRALIAN consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in almost three years last quarter as petrol prices plunged, though rising education and healthcare expenses kept core inflation a shade above forecasts.

The headline consumer price index (CPI) inched up 0.2 per cent in the...

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