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.