Reserve Bank of Australia

Weekend Economist: Unwise surprise

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The latest GDP figures wouldn't have surprised the RBA, putting the market's timeline for a cut on very shaky ground.

Is it time to rethink inflation targeting?

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Inflation targeting has been successfully used by central banks for 25 years, but how sustainable is its performance?

The RBA's complacency could be costly

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The Reserve Bank is keeping its policy options open, but in doing so it has also placed less pressure on the dollar and undermined domestic markets.

Cooler heads prevail at the RBA

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The Reserve Bank has held rates at 2 per cent, despite extreme volatility.

RBA holds cash rate at record low 2%

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Reserve Bank board holds official cash rate steady as expected at September board meeting.

Too much talk, not enough action

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To ensure continued economic growth, politicians and businesses need to talk less about reform and actually start doing something about it.

Two shocks markets are completely unprepared for

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At one of the most uncertain junctures in recent market history, the Australian market is priced for certainty.

RBA tipped to keep rates steady

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Central bank expected to leave the cash rate unchanged at Tuesday's board meeting.

APRA's work is not done yet

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APRA's macroprudential measures appear to be reining in investor lending activity, but there's plenty of uncertainty surrounding their impact in the long term.

Australia's economic transition is completely off track

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Fresh capex numbers reveal that our economic rebalancing is not proceeding according to plan and that we could be heading for our first recession in almost a quarter century.

RBA's Stevens hits out at short-termism

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Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says reform should focus on growing the economic pie.

The RBA's creeping complacency

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It seems that the RBA has entered another 'wait-and-see' phase, but the challenges facing the economy are merely in their infancy.

Dollar helping economy adjust: RBA

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Declines in the Australian currency will help exports, growth, Reserve Bank board says.

Wage growth remains stifled: RBA

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Wage growth comparable to pace seen when Aust last in recession, RBA's Chris Kent says.

The true cost of higher land prices

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The sharp rise in land prices is changing the distribution of our national wealth -- with significant implications for monetary policy.

The labour market's formidable challenge

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Weak wage growth is symptomatic of the broader problems facing Australia, and there is no short-term fix.

The RBA's growth challenge

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The Reserve Bank's theory about why employment has been growing despite weak growth suggests no further rate cuts this year.

Weekend Economist: Bumper 2017?

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The Reserve Bank's forecasts for 2017 place a lot of faith in the rebound in consumer spending and non-mining investment.

A reality check for the RBA's wishful thinking

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The Reserve Bank seems more upbeat about the economy's fortunes, but the dollar could undermine its hopes.

RBA lowers GDP, jobless forecasts

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Reserve Bank forecasts GDP growth at 2.5% to 3.5%, lowers unemployment outlook.

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