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Chief economist update: Escape from Victoria
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020
... allotted to its war against the coronavirus pandemic, which was originally estimated at A$130 billion. The government (and the RBA) could only do so much, the rest is up to us, Australian all, to do the right thing in terms of preventing/slowing contagion ...
Chief economist update: The RBA's lullaby
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) delivered what every rational individual expected it to. At the conclusion of its August 4 meeting, the board of the Australian central bank kept monetary policy settings unchanged - the official cash rate at a historic ...
Chief economist update: Could COVID-19 dissenters be correct?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 AUG 2020
... Victoria lockdown to slash GDP and risk state's AAA credit rating The Sydney Morning Herald: Victorian lockdown make RBA decision tougher It could get worse, for as news.com.au reports: "NSW on 'precipice' of growing outbreak" because freedom ...
Chief economist update: Cheaper prices not a bargain
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUL 2020
... neutral cash rate (1.25%), the nominal official cash rate should now be at around minus 0.05%. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has already stressed that it won't go negative but as US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell reiterated overnight ...
No such thing as a free lunch: Lowe
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2020
... directly provide funding. Giving his annual address to the Anika Foundation, Lowe stressed that while the subject of the RBA using its balance sheet to create money for the federal government comes up a lot, it is not an option the bank will ever take. ...
Pendal winds back fees
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 14 JUL 2020
... deposits with financial institutions. Since inception, it has returned 2.16% per annum after fees compared to its benchmark RBA cash rate's 1.52% annualised. So far this year, Schroders, Mirae and State Street have made fee cuts to their local funds. ...
RBA prepares to scale up bond buying
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JUL 2020
... meeting but said it is standing ready to scale-up its bond buying purchases again to ensure bond markets remain functional. The RBA board decided to maintain the current policy settings, including the targets for the cash rate and the yield on three-year ...
Chief economist update: The All Ords' ups, downs and ups
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 JUL 2020
... from 2.4%. What could be better for the Australian equity market? What's better was that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) also lowered interest rates - it cut three times in 2019 (June, July and October) taking the official cash rate to a fresh ...
Chief economist update: Still the best and better than all the rest
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 JUN 2020
... (double-hit) for the US. But it's not luck, it's the Federal Government and the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) early and pro-active intervention policies. The coronavirus pandemic has freed the Morrison government - or any government of ...
Challenger raising $300m, to add IG bonds
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 22 JUN 2020
... investments," Challenger managing director and chief executive Richard Howes said. "This is well above our pre-tax ROE target of the RBA cash rate plus a margin of 14%. Importantly, we can capture these opportunities, while maintaining our current defensive ...
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