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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.

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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.

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

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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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Pushing up interest rates due to current Australia unemployment figures and historical economic theories may de dangerous.

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It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.

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Persistently low inflation puts the Reserve Bank in a difficult position where the right thing to do might be doing nothing at all, writes Richard Holden.

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