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Signs Australian Economy Regaining Momentum
Business
Wednesday September 6 2017

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
Business
Tuesday August 22 2017

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
Residential
Thursday August 17 2017

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
Residential
Thursday August 17 2017

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
Residential
Wednesday July 19 2017

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
Business
Tuesday June 6 2017

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
Residential
Thursday June 1 2017

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?
Residential
Monday May 15 2017

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
Business
Wednesday April 19 2017

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.

Business
Aug 10 2018
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...

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Business
Aug 9 2018
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...

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