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Monday November 19, 2018

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RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
Zoning
Thursday March 15 2018

RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House

The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....

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.

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...

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.

RBA Warns on Housing Risks
Residential
Wednesday April 5 2017

RBA Warns on Housing Risks

The Reserve Bank of Australia has fired a stern warning at mortgage lenders, knowing any change to interest rates is a risk to fragile economic growth.

RBA Warns of Rising Housing Risk
Residential
Wednesday March 22 2017

RBA Warns of Rising Housing Risk

The Reserve Bank of Australia says there is reason to believe commodity prices could rise higher than expected but is concerned about increasing risks in the...

Construction to Add to Australia’s Growth
Business
Wednesday February 22 2017

Construction to Add to Australia’s Growth

The Reserve Bank of Australia says the construction of non-residential buildings will likely provide a boost to economic growth by the end of 2018.

Construction in the Trump Era
Business
Thursday February 2 2017

Construction in the Trump Era

Here we are in early 2017 with the 45th President of the United States being Donald Trump, the person everybody thought wouldn’t win the White House...

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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Zoning
Mar 13 2018
Building Industry Backs RBA on Zoning

The building industry believes that if state governments ease zoning restrictions 20,000 extra homes could be built over the next five years.

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Business
20 Dec, 2017
Weak Consumer Spending Worries RBA

The Reserve Bank has painted a foreboding outlook for consumer spending, as wages continue to grow slowly and household debt levels remain high.

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Business
2 Nov, 2016
Interest Rates on Hold as RBA Closely Monitoring Housing Market

The Reserve Bank is by no means convinced it will have to cut interest rates again but labour market trends could change that in a heartbeat.

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Business
14 Oct, 2015
RBA Warns Against Economic Pessimism

The Reserve Bank's deputy boss has downplayed the risk of an Australian recession anytime soon, but wants more help to drive economic growth.

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Business
9 Sep, 2015
RBA Warns of Risks in Commercial Property Market

A senior Reserve Bank official is urging regulators not to ignore the boom, and the subsequent risks, in the commercial property market.

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