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Chief economist update: Reversal of fortune

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 NOV 2019
... an increase in output elsewhere in the economy of $2.9 million." That was on 7 March 2019, a day after RBA Governor Philip Lowe addressed the AFR Business Summit in Sydney on 'The Housing Market and the Economy', wherein which he stated: "My ...

Chief economist update: The A$ will answer the question of how much more

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 NOV 2019
... Bank of Australia (RBA) met and decided to keep the official cash rate unchanged at 0.75% on November 5, Governor Philip Lowe issued this optimistic statement: "After a soft patch in the second half of last year, a gentle turning point appears to have ...

Chief economist update: RBA holds but for how long?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
Of course, he'll say that! "After a soft patch in the second half of last year, a gentle turning point appears to have been reached. The central scenario is for the Australian economy to grow by around 21/4 per cent this year and then for growth ...

Chief economist update: RBA rate cut outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019
No RBA rate cut on race day, no more rate cuts... ever! The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on the country's consumer price inflation has changed market expectations with regards to how low the Reserve Bank of Australia ...

Chief economist update: Beam us up Scotty

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 OCT 2019
An RBA rate cut won't happen on Melbourne Cup Day, 5 November. But it will happen - perhaps down to negative and up to the point where the Australian central bank is forced into quantitative easing and print Australian dollars. This is because latest ...

Chief economist update: Rate cuts coming, but not on race day

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 OCT 2019
Unless a positive shock emerges over the next few months, expect the RBA to continue lowering interest rates and the Morrison government to increase fiscal spending (but only after it's achieved having the Budget surplus immortalised on paper). ...

RBA downplays likelihood of further rate cuts

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 18 OCT 2019
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has told a forum at the International Monetary Fund that Australia's economy is set to "return to trend growth" next year. Lowe said the expected return to trend growth over the next year will help get the unemployment ...

Chief economist update: When monetary and fiscal policies don't meet

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 OCT 2019
... Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (and his Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg) and Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe. A report by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - the central bank of central banks - Committee on the Global ...

Chief economist update: Morrison, Frydenberg cannot have their surplus and eat it too

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 SEP 2019
... if interest rates were cut down to zero or even if you pay them (negative interest rates) to borrow. RBA governor Philip Lowe acknowledged as much in his recent address to the Armidale Business Chamber, "monetary policy has become less effective at the ...

Chief economist update: RBA cuts official cash rate to 0.75%

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 SEP 2019
... Australia (RBA) concludes its scheduled board meeting. In his address to the Armidale Business Chamber, RBA governor Philip Lowe practically confirmed widespread market expectations that this would come to pass. "At our board meeting next week, we will ...