Reserve Bank of Australia

For Australia the real action is in China, not Greece

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Developments in China could put pressure on the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates much faster than expected.

Will Australia repeat Japan's lost decade?

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Without productivity growth the highly-leveraged advanced economies could find themselves going down Japan's path.

The internet is killing monetary policy

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In 2008, the GFC had an irrevocable impact on markets, but another event has been just as instrumental in reshaping the global economy.

Private sector credit rises in May

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RBA figures show the value of loans increases 0.5% in May as rate cuts boost demand.

Big four still most profitable: BIS

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Major Aust banks seen as leaders in developed world as questions raised over low rates.

House prices rise as Sydney surges

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ABS data shows capital city prices gain 1.6% in March qtr; Sydney increases 13.1% in year.

The RBA should stock up on gold, and fast

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With currency no longer a good store of value, holding large-scale foreign exchange reserves is reckless. The Reserve Bank needs to buy more gold.

The Week Ahead

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A range of mid-tier indicators will take centre stage locally, while a bevy of big US data releases -- including housing -- will dominate headlines.

A hard slog ahead for households

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The significant fall in wage growth could have important implications for Australia's next recession.

Our rate expectations have failed to deliver

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The failure of low interest rates to boost business investment may unravel a central pillar of modern economic theory.

Low rates don't drive investment: RBA

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RBA research says 'gut feeling' plays more important role in firms' expenditure decisions.

Wage growth to stay low: RBA

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Pace of growth 'widely expected' to remain subdued in next 12 months after recent slowing.

The stubborn dollar is slugging the economy

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The longer the dollar takes to drop, the worse it will be for domestic growth.

RBA to look at more economic data

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Board minutes show bank will consider incoming data to assess if rate settings are correct.

Aust has scope to invest more in Asia: RBA

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RBA assistant governor Guy Debelle says representation of Asia in offshore portfolios still low.

Low rates are getting the job done

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Critics argue that low interest rates haven't worked because growth remains weak, but it's important to consider the impact on the economy if the RBA hadn't cut.

Talk of the dollar's demise is premature

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It's expected that once the Fed hikes rates, the Aussie dollar will trend lower. But so far the market appears unwilling to take the local unit much below US76c.

After 230,000 jobs, could Crazy Glenn still cut?

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Nothing is likely to change the RBA's bearish outlook on the economy -- not even a strong showing from the labour market.

Stupidity is the biggest problem in the housing debate

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Instead of addressing the risks posed by rampant property speculation, Abbott and Hockey are championing financial inequality and pursuing an anti-business, anti-growth agenda.

The RBA can't do all the heavy lifting

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With rates so low, monetary policy is not as effective as it once was. We are fast approaching the point where fiscal policy needs to support growth.

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