Signs Australian Economy Regaining Momentum
The Turnbull government will be hoping official growth figures can get the focus back on to the economy after weeks of distraction from parliament's citizenship fiasco...
Energy Prices: the RBA’s Surprise Tool for Controlling Inflation
The minutes of the RBA meeting on 4 July have been interpreted by many commentators as evidence that the RBA is looking to increase interest rates...
RBA Worried about Housing Market
The central bank is losing confidence that Australia's hot property market is cooling enough, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney, an economist says.
NSW House Prices Pushing Aussies into Flats
Climbing property prices and a growing demand to rent in NSW have boosted approvals for new medium density developments in the state, despite a slowing trend...
Interest Rates Fail to Dent Melbourne Market
Melbourne has overtaken Sydney as the country's hottest housing market as its cheaper house prices lure more interstate migrants.
RBA Urged to Hold Interest Rates
Academics believe the Reserve Bank should take a 'hold-and-wait' approach to interest rates, even as some economists predict this week's national accounts could reveal another quarter...
NZ System Still Faces Housing Risks: RBNZ
New Zealand's financial system is sound but housing market vulnerabilities remain a key risk and the central bank still wants to curb high debt-to-income lending if...
Housing Affordability: A Key Policy Focus for 2017?
Housing affordability has again become a policy issue of national focus and debate.
RBA Continues Balancing Act on Rates
The Reserve Bank of Australia says the need to weigh an overheated housing market against a soft labour market is likely to continue for some time.
Interest Rates Cut to Record Lows
The Australian economy and residential sector will receive a boost following a Reserve Bank decision to cut rates to new record lows – albeit with not...
NZ Reserve Bank May Hold Rate Until 2020
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand says it might not move the official cash rate for more than two years as it adds to voices pointing...
RBA Upbeat But in no Hurry for Rate Hike
The "best course" of action for the Reserve Bank of Australia is for the cash rate to stay at record lows for the time being, RBA...