Slowing stimulus

The drumbeat of central banks looking to start slowing monetary stimulus continued over the last week with the Fed surprisingly hawkish and the RBA heading in that direction albeit slowly. But while this could drive […]


A better outlook

Still far from upbeat about the economy the Reserve Bank of Australia is more optimistic about conditions than three months ago 6 November 2020 | Richard Colleville The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) quarterly Statement […]


Australia’s $130 billion anti-virus economic injection

The Australian government has announced a third, and far and away biggest, fiscal stimulus package to protect the economy from coronavirus driven shutdowns 30 March 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (IMAGE: Joshua Hoehne) Prime Minister Scott […]

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Just one move left for Reserve Bank

Australia’s central bank cuts official interest rates to an historic low of 0.5 percent 3 March 2020 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital The RBA has cut the cash rate by another 0.25% following its March board meeting […]


Housing market back in boom-time mode

Australia’s two biggest residential property markets have recorded their best weekend auction results of the year-to-date 24 February 2020 | Dr Andrew Wilson, My Housing Market More strong auction results were recorded on Saturday with […]

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The US-China trade impasse no big deal

Negotiations and US-China trade still moving along A delay in the signing of Phase One of the US-China trade deal doesn’t mean it won’t happen 9 November 2019 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital Markets Chief […]

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Reserve Bank leaves cash rate at 0.75%

RBA pauses but the consensus view is that rates will come down sooner rather than later As widely expected, Australia’s Reserve Bank did not move on interest rates at its November board meeting 5 November […]


Cranes and other things lift the markets

The number of cranes across Australian cities remains at a high level with the strength in Sydney and Melbourne More cranes above city skylines point to economic activity as other market indicators show positive signs […]