The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
We should ignore out-of-date and failed theories and test what full employment really means in 2018.
A number of emerging markets are struggling but this doesn't mean they are totally related.
It's been 10 years since the U.S. signed into law a scheme to print money, essentially, and save the financial sector amid the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Did it work? And who's truly benefitted?
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
A whole bunch of folks are on the wire, and if their housing payments go up they are going to struggle.
The Turkish lira has dropped more than 15% this year against the US dollar.
If the RBA continues to sacrifice its inflation target on the altar of financial stability risks, inflation expectations and our wages growth will continue to languish.
New research shows there is a direct relationship between central bank interest rate decisions and mental health.
All eyes will be on how ASIC and APRA respond to the findings of the banking royal commission. Will they be defensive about past mistakes, or move forward with tighter regulations?
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of plans to further open up the Chinese economy this week - and the world economy should hope US president Trump feels vindicated by this.
The Reserve Bank is clinging to sunny GDP forecasts, but stubbornly low inflation and low wage growth mean even these look weak.
Most of us bargain hunt when shopping for a new blouse or pair of blue jeans, yet for some reason we don't with interest rates, potentially costing us thousands of dollars.
The collapse of an obscure corner of the financial market a decade ago foreshadowed the Great Recession. The stock-market swoon in February should offer a similar warning.
While the RBA might not be able to influence the current cash rate, it can still influence longer-term rates by offering guidance about its future policy decisions.
Statements from the RBA show it's little wonder markets are not predicting a rate increase this year.
The data shows a tricky balancing act for policy makers. Interest rates will need to rise but too quickly could squash the recovery.
Housing and wages loom as stubborn problems that could bring our economy unstuck in the year ahead.