The RBA has cut rates to try and stimulate inflation and growth.
Economists are divided on whether the latest interest rate cut to 1.5% was needed, as the RBA tries to boost inflation and growth.
With Australia cutting and the US raising rates the Australian dollar looks likely to fall.
All economic data is pointing to disappointing global growth.
The good news is the post-Brexit market movements in high-yielding currencies have been relatively benign.
China will not be able to rescue Australia if another crisis hits.
Incoming RBA governor Philip Lowe
Incoming Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe will face the challenges of rapid credit and asset prices growth.
Global uncertainties are unlikely to be resolved for some time.
The US has held off on raising rates, as the world waits to see which way the Brexit vote will go.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
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GDP growth that doesn't translate into income is no cause for celebration.
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.
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There are some good reasons why the RBA should retain its flexibility in managing inflation.
Brexit would throw up all manner of problems for the UK economy, including a rise in borrowing costs for homeowners.
Sydney investors can profit equally from purchasing apartments or houses.
Herding behaviour is leading to excessive borrowing, further fuelling apartment prices, particularly in Sydney.
Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone and Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev will have to wait for the company tax cut they’ve been asking for.
We are all still learning the rules of the "secularly stagnant" global economy.
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.
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Watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.
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.
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.
RBA Governor Glenn Stevens is likely to be out jawboning the Australian dollar again this week.
Once again the US-AUD exchange rate has monetary policymakers worried.
Consumers don’t always behave the way central banks expect.
Negative interest rates are not the weapon some central bankers had hoped they would be.