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Inflation on target, but will the Reserve Bank hold fire?

Yesterday’s inflation data gives the go-ahead to cut interest rates, but will the RBA wait for the budget, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane ask.

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Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: Stevens’ smite for the right … flaming galahs … milk of iron ilk

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens takes aim at the assess in the commentariat. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: jawboning rates … China not so great … Greece’s blind date …

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is jawboning again. Does a rate rise loom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Sydney real estate versus the economy? Not that simple …

When it comes to interest rates, it’s not as simple as saying Sydney house prices as stopping rate cuts, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Business bites: govt lags … Twiggy cops slag … oil price flags …

The Reserve Bank says Abbott must start investing in new schooling infrastructure. And other business tidbits of the day.

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RBA on Australian banks: don’t trust ‘em

The RBA has some choice words for Australian banks, and they would do well to sit up and pay attention.

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Business bites: RBA’s concern … Orica makes a turn … Japanese need cash to burn …

RBA ill at ease on commercial property. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: News to Mediacom … wishful thinking … RIP Sam Simon …

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon passes away age 59. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: eurozone hopes … housing price tropes … Melco on the ropes …

The eurozone economy could soon outperform Australia’s. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

China’s economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Economic ‘green shoots’ vanishing fast despite Abbott’s spin

The Prime Minister’s claims about the economy are clearly contradicted by the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates. It’s time he was honest with voters, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Reserve Bank downgrade makes choice of treasurer crucial

The Reserve Bank has downgraded its forecasts for the Australian economy, showing why it’s critical that a new treasurer be someone voters can trust, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: Packer rolls the dice … break point for tennis streams … the Don takes care of business

The Don sends a message to departing Nufarm CEO Doug Rathbone. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Joe must go: Hockey is harming the economy and undermining the RBA

Joe Hockey has damaged the independence of the Reserve Bank and left the economy in trouble as bad times loom, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Hockey bets it all on a rate cut, but will the banks save his bacon?

The banks haven’t a leg to stand on when it comes to claiming they can’t pass on the RBA’s rate cut in full. But they might withhold some of it anyway.

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RBA’s ‘prudent course’ dumped in Tony and Joe’s economic mire

The Reserve Bank’s panic move to reverse course on interest rates demonstrates how much impact the goverment’s woes have had on the real economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business minutes: Packer cashes in … RBA decision … bank ‘efficiencies’ …

Is James Packer a fan of Communist-style efficiency? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Reserve Bank goes back to the bad old days

The Reserve Bank appears once again to be playing favourites by breaching its own communications policy on the direction of monetary policy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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CPI falls, but don’t expect a rate cut

Inflation in the December quarter showed a marked slowing, but it’s unlikely to lead to an interest rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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What falling oil prices will mean for the RBA’s next rate decision

As the world’s economies struggle to cope with falling oil prices, what will Australia’s central bank decide to do?

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Dollar and China will drive a switch in RBA thinking

Weakening growth won’t shift the Reserve Bank’s thinking on interest rates as much as the strength of the dollar and how the Chinese property market fares, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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More women in public service, but Indonesia still puts our cabinet to shame

Efforts to increase the representation of women at the key economic agencies have met with mixed success, but progress is being made.

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How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

It’s time investors were told how Australian banks perform in stress tests — like overseas investors are told, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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CPI result shows soft wages offsetting the dollar

Australia’s already low inflation rate has fallen further, while wages are likely to remain subdued — meaning lower demand in the economy, something business isn’t very happy about, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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