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More upbeat RBA suggests rates will rise, but there's no hurry
Opinion
Opinion

More upbeat RBA suggests rates will rise, but there's no hurry

Despite there being plenty of economic gloom, the Reserve Bank has recently been getting more upbeat about the future.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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Rates to stay on hold despite RBA optimism
RBA

Rates to stay on hold despite RBA optimism

The Reserve Bank has reiterated that its increasing optimism about the Australian economy does not mean the cash rate will be moving any time soon.

'Ridiculous': Judge challenges ASIC's push to fine Westpac $58m
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'Ridiculous': Judge challenges ASIC's push to fine Westpac $58m

ASIC has asked the court to fine Westpac $58 million for rigging a key interest rate, while the bank is arguing it should be fined $3.3 million.

  • by Sarah Danckert
RBA signals faster growth, fewer jobless as rates held at record low
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RBA signals faster growth, fewer jobless as rates held at record low

Amid weak inflation and soft growth in wages, the RBA has extended a pause on the cash rate that has lasted more than two years.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Reserve Bank to weigh 'trifecta' of risks this Melbourne Cup day
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Reserve Bank to weigh 'trifecta' of risks this Melbourne Cup day

The Reserve Bank is closely watching cooling property prices in Sydney and Melbourne, but concerns about household debt will stay its hand against further cuts.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Markets weren't ready: The sledgehammer blow that triggered this rout
Analysis
Interest rates

Markets weren't ready: The sledgehammer blow that triggered this rout

Rate rises in the US have started the sharemarket correction, but the full effects of central bank tightening will only be clear when it's too late.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
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Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom
Opinion
Opinion

Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom

Despite predictions the Reserve Bank may have to cut interest interest rates to counter property gloom, evidence is rolling in that rates are set to rise.

  • by Jessica Irvine
US Fed, China's currency the next flashpoints for markets
Opinion
Currencies

US Fed, China's currency the next flashpoints for markets

Economic data, Federal Reserve Board speeches and a US Treasury report on China's management of its currency have the potential to unsettle global markets this week.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Rates need to be expansionary: RBA
RBA

Rates need to be expansionary: RBA

Interest rates need to be set at expansionary levels to help the economy absorb spare capacity in the labour market, a process that can take several years, RBA assistant governor Luci Ellis says.

How Trump’s bubble may affect your mortgage
Opinion
Australian dollar

How Trump’s bubble may affect your mortgage

US developments will be reflected here by more "out-of-cycle"’ rate rises at a moment of vulnerability for the housing market and economy.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The Australian dollar is set to keep falling - and that's good news for the economy
Interest rates

The Australian dollar is set to keep falling - and that's good news for the economy

Australia's currency is set to head even lower, but for RBA governor Philip Lowe, it's manna from heaven.

  • by Michael Heath and Ruth Carson