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Chief economist update: Wisdom of the crowd

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018
... economy (or any economy for that matter) demands higher interest rates. As Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor, Philip Lowe, told his audience at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (WA) in Perth on 11 April, 2018, a "...scenario in which interest ...

RBA names new chief information officer

ALEX BURKE  |  FRIDAY, 27 APR 2018
... said. Benedict's appointment follows the RBA deciding to leave the cash rate at 1.5%. Explaining this, RBA Governor Philip Lowe said: "The low level of interest rates is continuing to support the Australian economy. Further progress in reducing unemployment ...

Chief economist update: Inflation remains in the slow lane

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 APR 2018
... Is it when "core inflation" reaches 2.0% that they start lifting interest rates, or would it be 3.0%? RBA Governor Philip Lowe's address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Perth on April 11 offers a clue: Governor Lowe listed four broad points ...

Chief economist update: Inflation is heading Fed's way

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2018
... previously expected." The financial markets would have had a negative knee-jerk reaction. But the same way as RBA Governor Philip Lowe explained in his address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, it's a scenario "...in which interest rates are ...

Chief economist update: RBA certain to raise interest rates

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 APR 2018
... Speculate no further, "the next move in the cash rate will be up, not down." Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe cannot be more explicit about monetary policy direction than this when he addressed the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce ...

Chief economist update: Another five minutes of retail sunshine?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 APR 2018
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe must be sporting a smile on his lips for just a day after the Board met on the April 3, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest report on retail spending and...it was good. The ...

Chief economist update: Next move in rates will likely be up, but it's not certain

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 MAR 2018
... Reserve Bank Board left the cash rate unchanged at 1.5%, where it has been since August 2016." This is what RBA Governor Philip Lowe told his audience at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit in Sydney yesterday. Not only did we notice it gov ...

Peak iron ore?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 SEP 2017
Governor Philip Lowe's statement explaining the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) monetary policy decision to keep interest rates unchanged at 1.5% at their 5 September Board meeting, revealed the Australian central bank's optimism over the international ...

Boring is good

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 SEP 2017
Less than a fortnight from now, Philip Lowe celebrates his first anniversary as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) - succeeding Glenn Stevens on 18 September 2016. One thing that could be said about his first year stint as head honcho of ...

Australian dollar poses problem for RBA

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 7 AUG 2017
... report for August 2017. The overall tone of the report was bullish and one that's already painted by RBA governor Philip Lowe's statement after the bank's board meeting on 1 August (where it kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5%). But despite ...