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Australia’s central bank has to deal with a Gordian Knot in deciding how to treat interest rates as conditions shift. Image sourced from

Vital Signs: Australia is facing an interest rates dilemma

If former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is right, then the unmistakable implication is that the RBA should probably cut rates – perhaps twice – later this year.
Australia’s central bank says labour market conditions have been weaker than expected. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Vital Signs: where are all the jobs?

Wages are sluggish, underemployment seems stubbornly high, and there is a continued push to part-time rather than full-time employment.