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Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

Health pay the only bright spot as private sector wages flatline

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

The Reserve Bank are worried about something else now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 <em>AFR</em> gets it wrong on inflation and interest rates

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

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

RBA, not govt, correctly assesses real China threat

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?

Why is the RBA letting inflation slide?

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

Stop looking for the downside — yesterday was great economic news

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