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The RBA has cut rates to try and stimulate inflation and growth. Dean Lewins/AAP

Economists react: RBA cuts rates to 1.5%

Economists are divided on whether the latest interest rate cut to 1.5% was needed, as the RBA tries to boost inflation and growth.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation. Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Vital Signs: central bankers longing for growth that may not come

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the…
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms. Reuters/Tim Wimborne

RBA cuts rates to 1.75% ahead of federal budget

Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative. Shutterstock

Africa needs smart macroeconomic policies to navigate headwinds

Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.

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