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How climate change will affect your mortgage

How climate change will affect your mortgage

Australia's central bank is already adjusting interest rates with a mind to climate-related trends. But policy uncertainty is making its job more difficult.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Government spending bonanza gives RBA breathing room on rates
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Government spending bonanza gives RBA breathing room on rates

The expected spending bonanza in the April 2 federal budget will win favour in an unlikely quarter: the usually buttoned-down, inflation-fighting Reserve Bank.

  • by Michael Heath
We're at a global debt precipice and our central banks are failing us
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We're at a global debt precipice and our central banks are failing us

The Reserve Bank of Australia is part of the problem - central banks obsessed with the inflation bogeyman or pulling their liquidity levers, all to no avail.

  • by John Hewson
'Milestone' RBA climate speech seen as 'changing the conversation'
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'Milestone' RBA climate speech seen as 'changing the conversation'

Investor and business groups have welcomed the first major speech on climate change by the Reserve Bank of Australia, a move seen as "completing the trifecta" of major financial regulators to highlight the potential risks.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Peter Hannam
'Ridiculous': RBA board member slams ASX over gender quota
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'Ridiculous': RBA board member slams ASX over gender quota

The ASX's target of 30 per cent women on boards is not good enough, according to Reserve Bank board member Carol Schwartz.

  • by Cara Waters and Anna Patty
House price falls could feed into the wider economy: Lowe
Philip Lowe

House price falls could feed into the wider economy: Lowe

The RBA governor said a surge in population and a lack of new dwellings were the main factors behind the sharp run-up in house prices in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by Shane Wright and Clancy Yeates
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RBA holds rates despite signs economy struggling
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RBA holds rates despite signs economy struggling

The Reserve Bank of Australia has held official interest rates at 1.5 per cent for the 27th consecutive meeting.

  • by Shane Wright
Credit squeeze creates RBA conundrum
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Credit squeeze creates RBA conundrum

Australians are borrowing and spending less at the same time as firms are hiring and investing more, creating a conundrum for policy makers.

  • by Michael Heath
Beware of groupthink on why the economy's so weak
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Opinion

Beware of groupthink on why the economy's so weak

Some experts should consider that maybe it's not the fault of workers that wage rises are hard to find.

  • by Ross Gittins
Australia's gold ... safely in the hands of the Bank of England
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Australia's gold ... safely in the hands of the Bank of England

Those looking for Australia's official gold stocks need to head to London

  • by Shane Wright
Reserve Bank reveals design of Australia's new $20 banknote

Reserve Bank reveals design of Australia's new $20 banknote

The note will still bear the images of Mary Reibey and John Flynn, but has been modernised to follow the style of the recently upgraded $5, $10 and $50 notes.

  • by Matt Bungard