Cash holdings jumped 17% during the crisis, most of them in the form of $50 and $100 notes.
The New Zealand subsidiaries of major Australian banks might be highly profitable, but realising their true sale value can still be a challenge.
Ross Garnaut's new book Reset argues for much bolder approach to employment, debt, interest rates and basic income than is widely envisaged.
Our continued recovery depends on how much we spend and how quickly we get the vaccine.
Governor Lowe believes the unemployment rate will need to fall well below 5% before inflation climbs to the point where he needs to jack up rates.
If the Reserve Bank had acted as it usually does, the cash rate would have dipped briefly negative in August.
The Reserve Bank should stick to its guns. Australia's economy still needs all the support it can get.
The government has done a good job so far, but it will have to direct future support to the Australians most likely to spend.
The most important change is a guarantee about the future, one the RBA can be held to.
A fully cashless society has often been presented as natural or inevitable. The experiences of Sweden and Zimbabwe highlight some pitfalls.
Guaranteeing that it will overshoot its target for some time is the best way of getting inflation up.
The Reserve Bank Australia has exhausted the limits of monetary policy, There's no magic pudding, says governor Philip Lowe.
Almost all of the Reserve Bank's new Term Funding Facility has ended up in the hands of big businesses. There's a way to make sure small businesses get it.
We're running out of interest rates to cut to keep the economy from sinking. Before the next recession occurs, we need to come with an effective approach to monetary policy.
The US Fed's surprise rate cut might not achieve a lot. But it definitely sends a message the COVID-19 virus crisis is a really big deal.
Central banks are increasingly taking into account climate change in deciding how to invest.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the consequences of the controversial phone call between Morrison and Trump as revealed by the New York Times.
If needed, Governor Lowe will cut rates to near zero, and then effectivly cut them further.
After decades of research showing the link between union power and wages growth, government economists don't want to talk about it.