interest rates

Philip Lowe, an Australian economist who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.

scott morrison

The RBA shouldn't be spooked into raising interest rates, but the prospect of inflation in the next few years is an important consideration for central banks around the world.

josh frydenberg

Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.

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The Reserve Bank has limitless access to Australian dollars and a reputation to protect.

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The Reserve Bank should stick to its guns. Australia's economy still needs all the support it can get.

building construction

Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

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Much more needs to be done to accelerate spending and investment, says UNSW Business Professor Richard Holden.

Philip Lowe

By himself, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe may not be able to keep Australia out of recession.

richard holden

Any interest rate cut on Tuesday could be supercharged by another move to give borrowers more money to play with. 

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When the Reserve Bank considers the numbers around inflation, it knows it has little choice but to act, says Professor Richard Holden.

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