We've had low interest rates and low inflation for some time now.
In that same time, the prices of many commodities such as coal, oil, steel, copper and zinc have risen dramatically, increasing costs in many areas for manufacturers.
Interest rates are also now on the way up.
With this in mind, how much longer can we expect to live in this low inflationary environment?
Are we in for a period of sustained inflation? If so, what impact will this have on things company profits and economic growth?