Reserve Bank of Australia

The housing sector is under attack

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Don't underestimate the threat to both banks and the property market from proposed regulatory moves that will restrict the flow of funds.

Monetary stimulus has lost its sting: Lowe

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Deputy governor details reasons record low rates aren't producing record recoveries.

Why monetary policy has less pulling power

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The use of monetary policy to stimulate the economy has been largely ineffective. It may be time to pull some fiscal levers.

Australian dollar still too high: RBA

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RBA deputy governor says global low interest rates are keeping Aust currency high.

Low rates helping the economy: RBA

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Deputy RBA governor says house prices need to be watched given record low rates.

Public policy reforms will control our destiny

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Forget mainstream monetary and fiscal policies. What we need are productivity-enhancing policies.

And the outlook is … rosy

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Why do forecasters consistently get it wrong on economic growth?

Faster growth needed for jobs: RBA

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GDP growth of at least 3% will drive jobless rate lower, says RBA's John Edwards.

The true weakness of the economy has been revealed

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The Australian economy has been underperforming for more than a decade and it will take a lot more than a few rate cuts to turn it around.

RBA refers Aust dollar jump to ASIC

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An unusual jump in the Aust dollar before the RBA decision has been referred to ASIC.

Questions raised on Aust dollar rally

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Spike in local dollar just before RBA decisions leaves some market watchers concerned.

Aust dollar higher as RBA holds fire

by AAP
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RBA's decision not to cut rates again surprises market, pushes currency back up.

Rates on hold but another cut is likely

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Governor Stevens makes it clear "further easing may be appropriate".

The RBA’s caution has only delayed an inevitable cut

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The central bank’s decision to hold is more a timing issue than anything else. The market is already pricing in further rate cuts very soon.

RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%

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Reserve Bank board keeps official cash rate at record low 2.25 per cent after Feb cut.

Why Sydney's property market is running so hot

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Investors burned in the GFC have increasingly ploughed their money into real estate, and house prices are likely to rise further before they come down.

Banks are cleaning up by crushing savers

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No matter which way trapped depositors move, the banks will make a tidy profit.

RBA tipped to cut rates again

by AAP
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Most economists expect Reserve Bank to cut benchmark rate at Tuesday's board meeting.

Business confidence needs rate cut

by AAP
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Koukoulas urges another RBA move today as business growth plans stall.

Three ways to rescue Australia's rebalancing act

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The economic rebalancing is in a precarious position but there are three relatively simple decisions that would lift confidence and increase spending.

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