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Glenda Kwek Job vacancies have risen by 2.6 per cent in the three months to February, as available positions in public and private sectors lifted after weakening in the previous quarter.
Glenda Kwek Total building approvals were weaker-than-expected in February after a strong start to the year.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate at a record low of 2.5 per cent for its seventh straight board meeting, with the announcement pushing the Australian dollar above US93c.
Glenda Kwek Reserve Bank keeps the cash rate at a record low of 2.5 per cent for its seventh straight meeting.
Real estate prices
Glenda Kwek Home prices have surged in March in a sign that the boom in the property market is continuing after a pause in February.
Glenda Kwek Manufacturing activity has contracted for the fifth-straight month as weak local demand and the recent rise in the Australian dollar hurt the sector, a new survey has found.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank is widely tipped to sit on the sidelines for another month as it tries to balance the impact of the housing market boom, the recent surge in the Australian dollar and the rise in...
Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar slipped from four-month highs but remained buoyant above US92¢ as investors seek clarity on China and interest rates.
Glenda Kwek Consumer prices edged slightly higher this month to keep inflation at 2.7 per cent, a private survey has found.
Glenda Kwek, Jared Lynch Survey finds exporters now feel they can comfortably grow their businesses.
Glenda Kwek Troubles brewing in Crimea, US and China temper the optimism fuelled by strong earnings.
Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar is tipped to strengthen beyond its fresh highs but will be held in check by a resurgent US dollar, currency experts say.
Glenda Kwek Signs that China's economy is coming off the boil are fuelling speculation that the country's government will step in with new stimulus measures and could even cut official interest rates.
Glenda Kwek The domestic corporate bond market can play a key role in maintaining economic stability in times of severe stress, the Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy governor Philip Lowe says, describing it as...
Glenda Kwek RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe has passed up on an opportunity to further "jawbone" the local currency
Glenda Kwek Asia's growing taste for meat and dairy could see agricultural exports outperform metals and drive Australia's next commodities boom
Glenda Kwek and Jonathan Shapiro ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft has pledged a globally co-ordinated effort to uncover instances of fraud in the foreign-exchange market.
Glenda Kwek Cybercrime is a systemic risk and could be the next black swan event, the head of Australia's corporate regulator says.
Glenda Kwek China's push to make the yuan the world's reserve currency could spell a period of volatility for Australia.
Glenda Kwek The Australian dollar is set to finish the week slightly higher as it remained mostly stable above US90¢.