Reserve Bank of Australia

Weekend Economist: Safe as houses

Despite what the Reserve Bank seems to think, there is very little danger of investor activity throwing Australia’s property markets off balance.

Aust coal exports may weather US-China pact: RBA

The outlook for coal exports is uncertain but China will still have a “huge appetite” for Australian resources, says RBA official.

The RBA's complacency is a dangerous gamble

The central bank needs to shake off its complacency and urgently address two key issues threatening Australia's economic growth.

Stevens tips low rates to linger

RBA governor fearful of real estate 'over-exuberance', says corporates slow to recover.

The rate rise mirage is fading away

Expectations the Reserve Bank will raise rates next year are receding and more economists are now saying the next move could be a rate cut.

Rising house prices boost economy: RBA

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Central bank says property investors dominating housing market, and price growth has lifted spending.

Don’t expect the Aussie dollar to fall any further

A tsunami of currency depreciation is set to be unleashed across the region if Japanese policymakers respond to the recession by printing more money.

Weekend Economist: Pessimism pervades

Recent surveys highlight lasting fears about the Australian economy, although leading indicators point to a turnaround.

Services sector to lead recovery: RBA

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Reserve Bank assistant governor says economy will pick up in coming years, led by services sector.

RBA ups mortgage-backed securities to $25bn

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Reserve Bank sharply increases residential mortgage-backed securities holdings.

Weekend Economist: Fragile China

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Despite the fact that there has been little change in the RBA’s forecasts there are some interesting comments on the Chinese housing market.

Downside risks prevail in the RBA’s economic outlook

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The economic outlook hasn’t changed over the past three months, but neither has the uncertainty surrounding that outlook.

RBA revises down CPI forecast

Central bank revises down key forecast for economy, maintains GDP growth estimate.

RBA confirms dreary jobs outlook

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Central bank says labour market conditions remain subdued, fall in unemployment not expected fro some time.

Aust dollar still too high: RBA

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Central bank hoping local currency will depreciate further when US Fed begins hiking rates.

The speed bumps that will slow a rate rise

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A range of economic challenges lie ahead, and the RBA won’t be in a hurry to raise the cash rate bar.

RBA leaves cash rate unchanged

Reserve Bank holds official cash rate at 2.5%, expects below-trend growth for next several quarters.

Why the enforcers need the banks’ protection money

The big banks are tipping in the lion’s share of $275bn into a liquidity facility that may never be used, but it’s an insurance policy we all have to have.

Why house prices will keep surging

Far from falling into an abyss, various factors will drive growth in the residential property market.

RBA tipped to hold rates

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Reserve Bank appears set to leave rates unchanged for third straight Cup Day.