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What the Reserve Bank did — and didn’t — say about climate change

What the Reserve Bank did — and didn’t — say about climate change

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that banks, business and investors must think about the economic impacts of climate change — and that is what it is doing in its monetary policy decisions.

Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat

Theresa May suffers fresh Brexit defeat

Good morning, early birds. Theresa May has suffered yet another resounding Brexit defeat, and the RBA warns of the growing financial impact of climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

Important data released this week will give us an idea of how the economy fared in 2018 — and enable us to assess the government's claims to economic competence ahead of the election.

Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

The Reserve Bank admits that its economic forecasts are hostage to a sluggish household sector struggling with poor wages growth and falling house prices.

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Low inflation has prompted a reset in the RBA's interest rate stance. Will we see a rate cut in 2019?

Beware vested interests on the ‘credit squeeze’ and property price spin

Beware vested interests on the ‘credit squeeze’ and property price spin

The Australian media is screaming about the sky falling but, once again, the facts don't really back that up.

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019.

It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

Financial regulators are more concerned about tightening credit than about the housing market.

‘Rate cut looms’? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

‘Rate cut looms’? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.

Time to bust some myths about the ‘property crash’

Time to bust some myths about the ‘property crash’

Contrary to the clickbait peddlers, there's no property crash. If anything, our financial sector, and the surrounding economy, have become more resilient in recent years.