ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 18 OCT 2019   12:56PM
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.
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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.
IMF predicts bleak Australian outlook
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 OCT 2019
The International Monetary Fund has predicted Australia's economy will weaken a full percentage point in 2019 down to 1.7% growth from 2.7% last year.
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
Queen Elizabeth has all but given her imprimatur on Brexit but with only a few weeks to go before the October 31 deadline, it remains a tall ask. The uncertainty however, has been a good thing for one particular currency.
Chief economist update: When QE is not QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? It is not, according to the US Federal Reserve.
Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
As the clamour among central banks for fiscal policy aid continues to grow, Japan does the opposite.
Chief economist update: Negative bang for RBA, government's buck
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
The latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment survey delivers a grim warning to us, Australians all. Instead of lifting confidence, the RBA's relatively aggressive rate cuts appear to have done the opposite.
Chief economist update: Synchronised forecasts for a synchronised slowdown
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 OCT 2019
The general economic and business uncertainty spawned by the United States and China is taking the whole world down with them.
Chief economist update: When monetary and fiscal policies don't meet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 OCT 2019
With its AAA-rating and interest rates at record lows, the government needs to heed its own advice to businesses and consumers.
Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 4 OCT 2019
Bad news is good news, or is it? While still in expansion territory, last night's ISM non-manufacturing survey report indicates the US services sector's rate of expansion is slowing ... fast.
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