With interest rates rising and house prices dropping in some cities, are potential first-home buyers getting closer to making that purchase?
Australia’s GDP was up 3.4 per cent last quarter of 2021, on the back of pent-up consumer spending. Other factors must drive future growth.
There’s no reason why Australian lenders couldn’t offer 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, as they do in the US.
The case for the RBA increasing interest rates certainly exists. But it’s far less pressing than in the United States.
The independence of Australia’s central bank doesn’t make it infallible. It should welcome peer review.
The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.
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.
The bank's decision to focus on just one thing puts the onus on the government to take action to rein in home prices.
The Reserve Bank has limitless access to Australian dollars and a reputation to protect.
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