Australia’s RBA review

Some change coming to the way the RBA does things following the independent review 22 April 2023 | Shane Oliver AMP Capital The review notes that “Australia’s economic performance has been very good since flexible […]


Global interest rates should ease

IMF predicts interest rates likely to return toward pre-pandemic levels once inflation is tamed 12 April 2023 | IMF Blog (Jean-Marc Natal and Philip Barrett) Real interest rates have rapidly increased recently as monetary policy has […]


US and Swiss bank failures expose risk

Nonbank Financial Sector Vulnerabilities Surface as Financial Conditions Tighten 5 April 2023 | Source: IMF Recent strains at some banks in the United States and Europe are a powerful reminder of pockets of elevated financial […]


Rate hold a relief for property market

Rate hold could herald renewed confidence in property market 4 April 2023 | CoreLogic Research Director, Tim Lawless The decision from the RBA to hold the cash rate at 3.6% sends a clear message they […]


RBA pauses on rates

After ten consecutive cash rate rises, Australia’s Reserve Bank leaves rates on hold at 3.6% 4 April 2023 | Staff Writers (Image: Marcus Reubenstein) The Reserve Bank has kept Australia’s cash rate on hold, in […]


World’s debt two-and-half times global GDP

Global debt has reached a record $US226 trillion—200 times Australia’s GDP—that debt will outlast the pandemic by many years. 16 December 2021 | Virat Singh, Andrew Womer, and Yuan Xiang (IMF) In 2020, we observed […]


Australian housing cool off?

Five reasons to expect a cooling in the Australian property market and falling prices in 2023 2 December 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Mitchell Luo) Fastest home price gains since 1989 Australian home prices have boomed […]


Consumers still buying China

Liberal/National governments have long preached their faith in free markets, the Morrison government has announced it will meet the challenge of an increasingly assertive China through buying weapons from the United States and Britain, the […]