Reserve Bank of Australia

Aust dollar slips slightly on RBA decision

Local currency loses a little bit of ground as RBA holds rates as widely expected.

RBA holds cash rate at record low 2.5%

Reserve Bank says most prudent course of action remains a period of stability in interest rates.

Will soft GDP drag down the dollar?

A raft of data releases this week, including trade balance, retail sales and building approvals, should have little effect on the Australian dollar. But if GDP comes in weaker than forecast, expect its recent trading range to be tested.

RBA tipped to leave rates on hold

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September board meeting expected to see cash rate left at record low of 2.5%.

Private sector credit misses forecast

Value of loans outstanding to private sector rises at slower than expected pace in July.

RBA warns on home lending

Central bank cautions on systemic risk linked to policies that boost supply of mortgage finance.

Economy 'needs more than low rates': RBA

Governor suggests lower interest rates are not the answer to lacklustre confidence.

The RBA plays a dangerous game with its dollar bet

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Despite its best efforts, the RBA still hasn't been able to lower the exchange rate. Glenn Stevens better figure out how to drive the dollar down before mining investment collapses.

Dollar will fall at some point: RBA

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Stevens says Aust still attractive to investors, warns jobless rate won't fall for a while.

RBA warns of 'significant' uncertainty

Central bank reaffirms call for period of stable interest rates, again notes high dollar.

RBA cuts CPI, GDP forecasts

Central bank revises down key forecasts for economy, expects period of rate stability.

RBA keeps cash rate at record low 2.5%

Central bank has now kept interest rates at the same level for an entire year.

Australia is paying the price for our reliance on exports

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An increase in export volumes may not be enough to offset the sharp deterioration in prices, which could see below-trend growth persist for longer than expected.

Central bankers are happily behind the curve

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Those urging the Federal Reserve and other central banks to raise their cash rates in line with economic recovery have missed the point: these days the game is about warding off deflation, not inflation.

RBA to hold rates until 2015: analysts

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Analysts tip string of rate hikes next year, but rates to remain at record lows for rest of 2014.

Inflation benign in July: TD-MI

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Gauge suggests RBA may be able to remain in wait-and-see mode on interest rates.

Weekend Economist: Flat track rates

All the attention on whether rates will move up or down next ignores the reality that they won't move in either direction for some time.

Private sector credit beats forecast

Value of loans outstanding lifts in June quarter as personal, housing, business credit grow.

Weekend Economist: How high?

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With inflation stirring, the debate is beginning to move from whether the RBA will cut or hike next, to how high rates might go.

The price we'll pay for the RBA’s low-rate policy

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The Reserve Bank slashed interest rates while the economy was strong. Now we are left with an out-of-whack property market and rising inflation that may not be so easy to reverse.

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