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Chief economist update: Rate cuts coming, but not on race day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 OCT 2019
... the Budget surplus immortalised on paper). Forget about a Melbourne Cup Day interest rate cut! The minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) October 1 Board meeting first hinted on this, stating that the stimulatory effects of lower interest ...
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 ...
RBA blames lack of demand in property downturn
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 17 OCT 2019
Reserve Bank deputy governor Guy Debelle said despite historically low interest rates and a rise in loan approvals, turnover in the housing market remains low. Speaking at the CFA Societies Australia Investment Conference event in Sydney the deputy ...
Chief economist update: Negative bang for RBA, government's buck
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
... self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act." - Howard Zinn Taken after the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) third interest rate reduction this year which brought the official cash rate to 0.75% and the Morrison ...
Chief economist update: When monetary and fiscal policies don't meet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 OCT 2019
... no meeting of the minds between 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 ...
Chief economist update: US recession on the cards
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 OCT 2019
... they're here to stay..." - The Beatles Well, two yesterdays ago to be precise. This was on October 1 when the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rates for a third time this year - taking the official cash rate down to a record low of 0.75% ...
Chief economist update: Zero here we go
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 OCT 2019
A stitch in time saves nine. If only the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) adhered to this age-old proverb. But alas, by insisting on keeping the official cash rate at 1.5% for longer (from August 2016 to May 2019) than the dictates of global and domestic ...
Northern Trust to clear high-value payments
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 SEP 2019
... will now be able to settle its own high value payment obligations on a real-time gross settlement basis via the Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System (RITS). "As a direct clearer of Australian dollars, Northern Trust will manage its intra-day ...
Chief economist update: RBA cuts official cash rate to 0.75%
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 SEP 2019
... This will be the headline flashing on your screens at around 230 in the afternoon of Tuesday, October 1, after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) concludes its scheduled board meeting. In his address to the Armidale Business Chamber, RBA governor Philip ...
Chief economist update: Time for a Keynes comeback
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 SEP 2019
... surplus months ago. Likewise, the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and our very own Reserve Bank of Australia, among others, have been calling on their "fiscal" counterparts for help. Germany's even deliberating ...
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