Reserve Bank of Australia

Are Australian living standards really under threat?

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There are suggestions that Australia is experiencing a 'new normal' growth rate that will hit our living standards.

RBA’s lower trend growth idea demands a budget reboot

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The RBA has only flirted with the idea of 2pc growth. If that becomes fact, it will force an overhaul of budget settings.

Weekend Economist: Stevens' surprise

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RBA governor Glenn Stevens has made a shock admission on growth that could ensure rates remain on hold despite a weaker outlook.

Let's get real about Australia's growth potential

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Unrealistic growth expectations are squashing reform and creating a sense of complacency that could damage Australia's economic prospects.

An inflation complication for the RBA

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We are already beginning to see the effect of below-trend growth on inflation, which could have implications for the RBA's decision-making.

RBA open to further rate cuts

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Governor Stevens says cuts still an option, but risks from lowering must be considered.

The rebalancing act needs more than a cheap dollar

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It's unclear how much lower the Australian dollar can go without another rate cut from the Reserve Bank.

RBA to look at Greece, China on rates

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RBA minutes suggest local and international news will play a part in future rate decisions.

Another RBA rate cut is inevitable

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The need for more stimulus from the Reserve Bank is becoming urgent, especially as growth in consumption and exports is set to moderate further.

RBA more upbeat on jobs outlook

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Minutes sound note of optimism on job vacancies data as board remains cautious overall.

The Australian dollar has rarely been cheaper

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The Reserve Bank wants to drive the Australian dollar lower, but it is already looking undervalued.

The 'new normal' for house prices

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It will take nothing short of a recession to bring Australian house prices down.

Weekend Economist: No case for a cut

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Sentiment may be in the doldrums as consumers fret about Europe and housing, but there's still no strong argument for a rate cut anytime soon.

The RBA's confused case against negative gearing

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Despite recommending a review into negative gearing, the RBA has provided little evidence to support its view.

Rates pushing up property: Costello

Former treasurer says low rates, not negative gearing, forcing house prices higher.

The RBA exposes Abbott's negative gearing folly

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The Reserve Bank has weighed in on the negative gearing debate -- and it isn't afraid to take aim at the Abbott Government.

Why are markets so certain of another cut?

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Markets are priced for a further easing as early as October, but it's unclear where that certainty comes from given the firming in local economic conditions.

Business sentiment jumps

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NAB's business survey shows strong confidence and conditions, but firms reluctant to invest.

Weekend Economist: Stevens steady

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While rates are probably on hold for some time, the RBA governor is making it quite clear 2 per cent is not a floor of any kind.

Australian housing is undervalued? What nonsense

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RBA research economist Peter Tulip's claim that houses are 30 per cent undervalued is implausible and reckless in a market where investor activity is at a record high.

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