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.
The global sharemarket volatility will weigh on Reserve Bank board members as they consider interest rates.
The Australian dollar has remained low for some time, but the expected growth uptick is yet to arrive.
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The reporting of "higher than expected" inflation seemed a bit overblown.
Even Congress gets into the Christmas spirit.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
Whose money pile is growing was a key issue in 2015.
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Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
The Fed knows when to adjust its strategy and go for two.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
Traders reacted to the news.
The Fed lifted its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, which was hardly a surprise. What happens next may still stump us.
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How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
We can expect low rates for a long time.
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Evidence suggests the global neutral interest rate may settle at below 1%, penalising savers and rewarding risk takers.
Emerging markets aren’t in Janet Yellen’s economic club.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.
Traders will be paying close attention to the Fed’s decision on interest rates.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
For everyone, there are things to like and not like in higher interest rates.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
The RBA has managed to use monetary policy to pull a number of economic levers.
Inflation-targeting central bankers need to focus on stabilising inflation and not be sidetracked into correcting all other macroeconomic and financial problems.
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.
Lending in a frothy property market has the potential to bring the economy unstuck.
Banks might be pushing rates up, but the Reserve Bank's focus should be on who they're lending to.
The fight for lower or no university fees should be taken beyond campuses to places where South Africa’s financial elite rule.
The next step in South African students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses. The final battle will be fought at the country's National Treasury and Reserve Bank.
Will home owners consider the non-bank sector as major banks increase lending rates?
Last week, Westpac hoisted its lending rate by 20 basis points in a bid to recover the costs of recent capital raisings. There is speculation other banks will follow. Australia’s non-bank lenders could…
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.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.