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Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... outing before the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics on August 9, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe practically gave his nod of approval in Financial Standard 's clear as the crystal ...
Chief economist update: RBA heading to zero
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 AUG 2019
... around the globe down, lopping A$53 billion off the Australian equity market on the same day the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) held its August board meeting. As expected, the RBA kept interest rates on hold at 1% following its back-to-back 25 ...
RBA in no rush to lift cash rate
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUL 2019
Investors should brace for the 1% cash rate environment to continue, after Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe turned the spotlight to the stubborn inflation rates at a Sydney lunch yesterday. Speaking at Anika Foundation Luncheon, Lowe ...
Government reduces deeming rates
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 JUL 2019
... loans and debentures, listed shares and securities, and some income streams. In June, the Reserve Bank of Australia made the first round of rate cuts from 1.5% to 1.25%. It immediately followed with another cut in July, slashing the ...
Chief economist update: Hard target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2019
With business conditions and confidence like it is, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)'s full employment target just got a little harder to meet. Recall that in his speech at the RBA board dinner with the business community on June 4 - the ...
Chief economist update: Australia needs a cheaper A$
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2019
... 50 bps from the current 2.25%-2.5% as early as its July FOMC meeting to just a 25bps reduction. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would have clicked "like" though. This is because rising Fed rate cut expectations have nullified its back-to-back ...
Chief economist update: The turn in Australia's cycle from vicious to virtuous
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUL 2019
... of Brexit and Trump, among others. The domestic economy is none too good either - so much so the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has had to deliver back-to-back reductions in the official cash rate from 1.5% to 1.25% (in June) and to 1.0% (in ...
Chief economist update: Iron ore on the up and up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 JUL 2019
... in iron ore prices would provide a counterbalance to the reduced government revenue resulting from the weaker property market - allowing the Morrison Government to expand fiscal stimulus in tandem with the Reserve Bank of Australia, if necessary.
Chief economist update: RBA justified to cut rates or not
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 JUN 2019
There's no question about it, for sure and for certain the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut interest rates again. RBA governor Philip Lowe told us so when he addressed the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event in ...
Chief economist update: Another RBA rate cut should be enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2019
... (-1.3%); and the Chinese yuan (-1.5%). According to financial market whispers, expectations the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would follow-up its 25 basis point rate cut to 1.25% handed this month with not one, not two but three more rate ...
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