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Economists expect a rate rise: Finder

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 31 JAN 2022
... for a shock when their mortgage costs start to climb." Capital Economics' Ben Udy said the RBA will end quantitative easing, a process where the central bank creates new cash to decrease, or ease, the cost of borrowing, in February. "While the RBA ...

Economic recap: Week to November 26

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 NOV 2021
... brought forward only a few days before. Consider these: In October, the Bank of Canada announced the end of its quantitative easing programme. This was followed very, very soon after by the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) decision to "discontinue the ...

Economic recap: Week to November 5

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 NOV 2021
... Canada (BOC) stopped (right now, thank you very much - sorry that was the Spice Girls singing in my head) quantitative easing at its 27 October meeting because: "The main forces pushing up prices - higher energy prices and pandemic-related supply bottlenecks ...

Economic recap: Week to September 10

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
... (62.5%) of economists surveyed by Bloomberg that expected "the Reserve Bank of Australia will defer scaling back quantitative easing". It's a brave and bold move but all the same, a good one. This is because delaying "taper" would convey a sense ...

Experts torn on inflation outlook

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 31 AUG 2021
... wages could contribute to inflation. He argued that down the road, a bit of inflation will be "normal" as the quantitative easing policies from central banks that are being seen around the world is "not normal" and cannot continue indefinitely. PIMCO ...

Chief economist update: Bank of Canada walks the talk

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
... extraordinary forward guidance on the path for the overnight rate, reinforced and supplemented by the Bank's quantitative easing (QE) program. Effective the week of April 26, weekly net purchases of Government of Canada bonds will be adjusted to ...

Chief economist update: Jobs, jobs, jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 JAN 2021
... the stronger than expected economy has raised the risk that the RBA will not announce the extension of its quantitative easing measures. This could particularly be the case if the rise in activity is accompanied by a sharp decline in unemployment. "Risk"? ...

RBA measures not solely due to COVID: Treasury

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 6 NOV 2020
... Kennedy said that while COVID-19 was certainly he factor that pushed the Central Bank to take the leap of quantitative easing measures, the country was already heading in that direction. "While the academic research is not settled on the relative importance ...

RBA cuts rate to new historic low

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020
... to 0.10% for the first time in history. Not only that, but RBA governor Philip Lowe announced a ramp up of quantitative easing measures, bringing in a new era of monetary policy in Australia. The RBA decided to reduce the cash rate to 0.1%, reduce the ...

Chief economist update: Lowe taking interest rates lower

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020
... this time is different. In his speech, the governor laid out the case for another interest rate reduction or quantitative easing, or both, perhaps as soon as the next board meeting in November. "When the pandemic was at its worst and there were severe ...
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