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Tag archives: Reserve Bank of Australia

Amazon isn’t the only predator in the retail jungle

Bernard Keane November 23, 2017 2 Comments

The arrival of Amazon is only the latest threat to retailing, which has been enduring structural change in the economy now for years.

Who’s behind the wages drought?

Bernard Keane November 22, 2017 25 Comments

If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Crikey Worm: Mugabe resigns

Max Chalmers November 22, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Shareholder dividends v real investment: RBA picks a winner

Glenn Dyer November 14, 2017 3 Comments

Are shareholders and ticket clippers a weight on effective investment in the economy? The Reserve Bank seems to think so.

Electricity the sticking point as policymakers strain to see wage rises

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 2 Comments

Electricity prices are likely to drive inflation up, making the challenge of stagnant wages more acute for policymakers, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Should we take responsibility for energy policy away from the government?

Bernard Keane October 11, 2017 17 Comments

If kicking the politicians out of policymaking is good enough in monetary policy, why isn't it good enough in energy?

Rate rise not looming, and jobs growth won’t spell rate hike

Crikey September 15, 2017 1 Comment

The kind of jobs growth we're seeing at the moment would traditionally have the RBA reaching for the interest rate trigger. But not now, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Reserve Bank frets about wages and Australia’s five minutes in the economic sun

Bernard Keane September 1, 2017 8 Comments

All signs are that the economy is building strength, but workers don't feel like it because of stagnant wages. And that's a crimp on the government's communication plans, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

CBA v the regulators: the questions that need to be asked

Crikey August 10, 2017 3 Comments

We need to hear from the other financial regulators who knew what and when about the CBA money-laundering scandal, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Raise those rates! Financial Review warns the tsar

Bernard Keane July 28, 2017 2 Comments

On the economy, there's normal stupid, and there's Financial Review stupid, as the brains trust at the Fin spells out its disappointment at the Reserve Bank.