Topic archives: Reserve Bank of Australia

The overlooked area of our economy that could hold the key to productivity

and January 22, 2018 4

We talk a lot about productivity but rarely with any seriousness. And we might not even be looking in the right place for growth.

Why the RBA needs a more fluid approach to interest rate moves

December 20, 2017 4

The RBA's habit of moving the interest rate by a quarter of a percent each way -- regardless of the needs of the economy -- is outdated and unhealthy.

Amazon isn’t the only predator in the retail jungle

and November 23, 2017 4

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?

and November 22, 2017 27

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

November 22, 2017 1

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

and November 14, 2017 3

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

and October 20, 2017 2

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?

October 11, 2017 17

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

September 15, 2017 1

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

September 1, 2017 8

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.