Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens and his successor should learn from the mistakes of other central banks.
It's not as easy as increasing quantitative easing when it comes to what central banks can do to address the current global uncertainty.
New rules around what merchants can charge for use of credit or debit cards may be difficult to police.
The RBA has revised regulations on how much merchants can charge for using a credit or debit card which might make the practise more common.
Serious problems may loom. And not just from a possible vote from the Brits to leave the European Union.
Incoming RBA governor Philip Lowe
Incoming Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe will face the challenges of rapid credit and asset prices growth.
Manufacturing makes for good photo ops, but spending by Australian companies is no cause for celebration.
Worse than expected business investment in both manufacturing and mining provides another nod towards secular stagnation.
Westpac Chief Executive Officer Brian Hartzer gave excuses for traders behaviour in regards to the BBSW benchmark.
With all the weight of evidence stacked against the banks in the case of BBSW benchmark, surely now is the time for the government to enforce regulation.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms.
Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
RBA Governor Glenn Stevens isn't buying the secular stagnation theory, lending weight to the deficit hawks.
The RBA puts too much weight on the benefit of a low dollar in the modern Australian economy.
Expect the higher dollar to put strong downward pressure on already low interest rates.
Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens and US Fed Chair Janet Yellen are facing the same problems.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble.
The economic uncertainty index shows there is still a need for strong policy responses to events that shock the economy.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has created a new index for uncertainty in the Australian economy based on news, financial indicators and economic variables.
Current conditions make for a wild ride for investors.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
RBA governor Glenn Stevens said moderate expansion is continuing in the Australian economy.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to leave the official cash rate unchanged at a record low of 2%, but said there was scope for a rate cut down the line.
New treasurer Scott Morrison greets RBA Governor Glenn Stevens.
Gloomy portents for the Australian economy suggest interest rates should continue where they are, say the economists shadowing the Reserve Bank.
Fiscal policy can take up where monetary policy leaves off.
Comments by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens that monetary policy in the form of lower interest rates may have reached its limits, needs to prompt debate on fiscal policy taking over.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is hoping budget measures aimed at small business translate to economic growth.
Business confidence might be up after the budget, but there are more reliable measures of what's really driving the economy.
Reserve Bank Governor Stevens is expecting subdued public spending.
With today's cut, interest rates are at a record low, due in large part to ongoing concerns about the global economy.
The superheated Sydney housing market has regulators, and the Reserve Bank, worried.
With rates on the way down the problem of runaway property investing has been left to the regulator APRA. But regulators should not be used as agents of short-term government policy.
The less surprised markets are on interest rate moves the better.
Though markets had somewhat priced in an Australian interest rate cut yesterday, many analysts and commentators were still left surprised. The rate had not been cut for 18 months. Over that period commentary…
The drop in oil prices, and consequently fuel costs, is driving down inflation and helping the Australian economy.
The CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should…