Attacks on the South African Reserve Bank and events in India that led to the exit of the governor of the country's central bank are a warning that banks aren't immune from political meddling.
Is the South African Reserve Bank safe from the wave of state capture sweeping through a number of the country's institutions?
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
The challenges ahead for Australia include sustaining a stronger growth outlook.
Malcolm Turnbull has sternly told the banks they should pass on the whole of Tuesday's rate cut - or their chief executives must explain why they are not doing so.
This week: the Australian economy exceeds expectations, while China continues to worry. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has reason to smile, Janet Yellen less so.
The global sharemarket volatility will weigh on Reserve Bank board members as they consider interest rates.
Evidence suggests the global neutral interest rate may settle at below 1%, penalising savers and rewarding risk takers.
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.
Banks might be pushing rates up, but the Reserve Bank's focus should be on who they're lending to.
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has left open the possibility of another rate cut, but warned against expecting monetary policy to do too much of the work in encouraging economic growth.