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WA economy improving but weak spots persist, RBA board told

WA economy improving but weak spots persist, RBA board told

In the minutes of this month's RBA board meeting released Tuesday the board noted conditions in WA had improved after the drop in resource investment.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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Reserve Bank governor uses new $50 note to highlight ongoing gender issue in politics
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Reserve Bank governor uses new $50 note to highlight ongoing gender issue in politics

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has used the launch of a new $50 bank note to have a crack the deteriorating relationship between men and women in Parliament.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
RBA says power failure disrupts payment system

RBA says power failure disrupts payment system

The Reserve Bank of Australia said on Thursday an internal power failure at its data centre in Sydney has affected its payment services.

Lags should hog the attention of economists
Opinion

Lags should hog the attention of economists

There's a reason there's too many apartments being built than people who want to buy them.

  • by Ross Gittins
'I have been appalled': RBA chief slams banks over their behaviour

'I have been appalled': RBA chief slams banks over their behaviour

Philip Lowe has lashed out at Australia's financial system after the royal commission's revelations, and told homeowners to stay calm in the housing slump.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
'Who cares what's happening with house prices': RBA board member's interest rate admission
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'Who cares what's happening with house prices': RBA board member's interest rate admission

RBA board member says if the stars are aligned for an interest rate rise, property prices don't play a big role.

  • by David Scutt
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Strike interrupts bank note printing for first time in a century
Philip Lowe

Strike interrupts bank note printing for first time in a century

Workers employed by the RBA have gone on strike for a bigger wage rise.

  • by Swati Pandey
Guilty plea, finally, in Reserve Bank bribery case
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Guilty plea, finally, in Reserve Bank bribery case

The plea by former executive Clifford Gerathy comes seven years after he was charged in a case marked by extensive delays and legal challenges.

  • by Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker
Reserve Bank might fund mortgages during the next recession: bank official

Reserve Bank might fund mortgages during the next recession: bank official

A senior Reserve Bank official has raised the prospect of buying mortgages to keep the economy afloat during the next recession.

  • by Peter Martin
Prepare for sharply higher mortgage payments, Reserve Bank warns investors
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Prepare for sharply higher mortgage payments, Reserve Bank warns investors

As many as 1.5 million mortgage holders are set to face sharply higher payments as interest-only loans convert to principal and interest loans.

  • by Peter Martin
Next move is up, and it'll shock, says RBA

Next move is up, and it'll shock, says RBA

The next move in official interest rates won’t come for a while, but it will “shock”, says Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe.

  • by Peter Martin