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The A$ will answer the question of how much more
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 NOV 2019
When the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met and decided to keep the official cash rate unchanged at 0.75% on Melbourne Cup Day, 5 November, Governor Philip Lowe issued this optimistic statement: "After a soft patch in the second half of last year ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... stimulus measures. Central banks have indeed raised policy stimulation - in words (BOJ, BOE) and in deed (Fed, ECB, PBOC and RBA) - and the recent positive turn of events - US-China trade deal, the UK could finally Brexit with polls predicting UK PM ...
Is EM an investor's saving grace?
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... closer investors get to lower yields. "It is no secret the Reserve Bank of Australia has an easing bias. Seven years ago RBA governor Phillip Lowe said very low rates are nothing to aspire to, and yet here we are," Doyle said. "Australians, especially ...
Chief economist update: RBA holds but for how long?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
... increases in household disposable income continuing to weigh on consumer spending." These were Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe's words after the board decided to keep the country's official cash rate unchanged at 0.75% at ...
Chief economist update: Weak household consumption now a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 NOV 2019
... take the Cup followed by Mer De Glace and Master Of Reality. Take your pick. My pick is for the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to announce no change in interest rates before the running of the horses today. The RBA would not want to disappoint market ...
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 ...
Is the A$ becoming a safe-haven currency?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 OCT 2019
... 'Gulliver's Travels' fame) puts it, "we're doomed, we'll never make it!" Speculations that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) may have to take the official cash rate to zero or even negative and/or start printing Australian dollars suggest that this ...
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
... month. This fall in unemployment is a positive sign of some improvement in the Australian economy and a step closer to the RBA's full employment aim of 4.5%. Speaking in Washington to the IMF, Lowe said that the central banks rate cuts and government ...
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