Topic archives: reserve bank

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

and February 21, 2018

RBA governor Philip Lowe still insists growth will appear but it will take a long time.

The Reserve Bank are worried about something else now

November 8, 2017 6

Household consumption is now the issue worrying the Reserve Bank as it strains to see more growth and inflation on the horizon, writes Glenn Dyer.

Why we shouldn’t wait around for a Reserve Bank rate rise

and November 7, 2017 6

Sluggish inflation and worryingly weak retail sales have undermined any case for an interest rate rise -- possibly for all of 2018.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 1, 2017 4

Will Fairfax swing the axe on budget day? ... Westpac decision just good business ... dispatches from the culture wars ...

Think the RBA is going to cut rates again? Here’s why you’re dead wrong

October 19, 2016

The Reserve Bank is not going to cut interest rates, maybe not until 2018. It all comes down to the price of beef.

Essential: who do you trust — and why Malcolm won’t disappoint us further

Essential: who do you trust — and why Malcolm won’t disappoint us further

September 6, 2016 7

The Turnbull government is unlikely to further disappoint voters because it's already dashed hopes of better government. And who do you trust among our major institutions?

GDP-brained: the AFR gets it wrong on inflation and interest rates

August 26, 2016 1

The obvious problem being ducked here is that, if the RBA sticks to inflation-targeting, it may well have to cut interest rates all the way to zero.

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

August 3, 2016 2

Australia should be very afraid of China -- but it is its economic wobbles, not its military might, that should keep Aussies up at night.

Why is the RBA letting inflation slide?

August 1, 2016 4

Australia's inflation rate is way below the RBA's target band. Is another cash rate cut on the cards?

Stop looking for the downside — yesterday was great economic news

June 2, 2016 5

The strength of the economy in the March quarter is inconvenient for everyone -- including the government, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Business bites: deflation nears … RBA fears …

May 4, 2016

Deflation stalks the markets, and Morrison doesn't seem to care.

What happens when the RBA spoils your budget?

May 3, 2016 1

The RBA and Treasury have vastly different views of the economy. And regardless of who is right, there is no real plan to fix unemployment, writes chief economist of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

Business bites: RBA warnings ring true … ANZ ends the banking boom …

May 3, 2016

This is the week the banks come undone -- investors be warned. Plus other finance news in today's Business Bites.

Business bites: Fairfax screwed … seriously, dude … China property renewed …

April 19, 2016

Who will suffer when the bottom falls out of the housing market? Fairfax and News Corp of course.

Business bites: what about rates? … jobs numbers debate … China’s not so great …

March 7, 2016 1

Is there a rate cut (or rise) in our future? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: magic bullet? Nope … oil’s slippery slope … bank’s straight dope …

February 17, 2016 2

The RBA says maybe our tax rate is not to blame for low investment. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Business bites: thumbs up from the RBA … economic happy days … bank mayday …

February 8, 2016

Guess what's happening to labour productivity, despite what Michaelia Cash would have you believe? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: a numbers week … OPEC speaks … Rio’s technique …

November 30, 2015

Expect data, data and more data this week. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: RBA’s clout … just chill out … savings mount …

November 25, 2015

Don't expect a rate rise in December. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: economy toils … check your oils …

November 17, 2015 3

That extra-virgin olive oil might not be what it seems. And other business tidbits of the day.