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Inflation inches up, taking some pressure off RBA

The inflation rate has risen by 1.7 per cent, taking some pressure off the Reserve Bank to continue cutting interest rates.

Although inflation remains weak, the September-quarter result is slightly ahead of expectations.

Money markets suggest there is a 93 per cent chance interest rates will not be cut in November.

RBC Capital Markets Su-Lin Ong tells Ross Greenwood she questions the results.

“It looks like inflation has bottomed out.

“But when you look at it more broadly it’s still a very weak pace of inflation.”

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