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Analysts remain wary as ASX breaks 7000
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020
... right now is that unlike other major economies in the world, the market has increased its expectations of rate cuts from the RBA," he said. "This is pushing flow into stocks. Couple that with an expected rebound to global growth, and the ASX has benefited ...
Chief economist update: Fundamentally overvalued
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020
... uncertain and major global central banks continue to maintain accommodative monetary policies. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), for one, is expected to lower the official cash rate by at least another 25 basis points to 0.5% this year. This would ...
VanEck launches new income product
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
... to achieve a decent return," Neiron said. VanEck predicts another rate cut during the first half of 2020. "We believe the RBA will cut interest rates to a historic low of 50 basis points in the first half of this year," Neiron said. He said that retirees ...
Chief economist update: Bushfires singe growth, surplus predictions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
... held at 2.5%, still short of the 2.75% that is considered trend." These compare with the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) GDP growth forecasts - published in its Statement on Monetary Policy (released in November 2019) - of 2.25% at the end of 2019 ...
Chief economist update: Aussie Black Friday spend will end Saturday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
... forecast $18.7 billion will pass through the tills between Christmas and mid-January; a 2.3% increase from 2018." Hip, hip. The RBA wouldn't need to exhaust all its interest rate cut bullets, not to mention engage in quantitative easing, anymore. ...
RBA crushes hopes of Libra launch
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020
... regulatory requirements were met there wouldn't be enough demand for the global stablecoin anyway. That's according to the RBA'S latest submission to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology, which outlined ...
Chief economist update: Moving target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
... Reserve Bank of Australia should reduce its 2 to 3 per cent medium-term inflation target ... to between 1 and 3%". That is, the RBA should start raising interest rates if measured inflation breaches the 2% mid-point (instead of the current 2.5%) and ...
Chief economist update: Missing the burning forests for the surplus tree
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 JAN 2020
... problem. Economists and financial markets had been egging (begging) the government to ditch its surplus obsession to aid the RBA in boosting economic growth long before the fires. The problem is that the reduced surplus (or another year of budget deficit) ...
New Year, new APRA
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
... Financial Regulators (CFR) including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and Treasury," it said. "However APRA has recognised it can promote more coordinated and streamlined approaches across ...
Chief economist update: More jobs dull rate cut bets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
... market. This is because good news is bad news - that is, the good news on jobs bring bad news on expectations for another RBA interest rate reduction come February 2020, and based on seasonally adjusted figures, the 'Labour Force, Australia' ...
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