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A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

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The next set of instructions handed to the Reserve Bank will have to be realistic. That might mean a big adjustment.

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Profit incentives might prevent banks following the lead of the Reserve Bank when it next cuts rates. 

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The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?

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The impact of ASIC and APRA's response to the findings of the banking royal commission could be a gamechanger in 2018.

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Australia may be celebrating 103 quarters without a recession, but the figures may not be quite as rosy as they first appear.

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Low inflation and painful wage growth mean the Reserve Bank has extended its freeze on interest rates for an almost unprecedented 18th straight meeting. 

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Employment rising, consumer spending growing but wages are still stuck. Therein lies the problem for the Reserve Bank of Australia, writes Richard Holden.

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If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates – perhaps twice – later this year, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia’s economic growth is unsurprisingly paltry, the RBA leaves the cash rate on hold, and Australians continue to eat away at their savings, writes Richard Holden.

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