Australia is seeing mortgage stress and other cost-of-living pressures rise, but we can avoid the financial impact being felt in the UK and US, says a UNSW Business School real estate expert.
The Australian government has announced a big step towards regulating bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies – what does this mean for the future of the digital assets?
The independent review of the Reserve Bank should be headed by someone from outside the country say 12 leading economists in an open letter to the treasurer.
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.
Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.
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.