The sharp lift in house prices through the past 12 months has amplified the focus on the RBA and its role.
It is a good time to reconsider the RBA’s role in light of the persistence of very low inflation and zero interest rates.
It has been 40 years since the RBA, and its policy objectives, have been reviewed. It is one of the few central banks in the world to have avoided such […]
The Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold at 0.1 per cent as it notes it will be monitoring trends in housing borrowing carefully.
The role and importance of the central bank is little understood, but a number of economists and experts are claiming it has failed the country.
The RBA is not expected to shift the official cash rate this week, but its April board meeting comes as investors are starting to get nervous about inflation.
Research from the IMF suggests regulators such as APRA and the RBA need to use lending standards to stop property buyers and business running up huge debts.
The Reserve Bank is inching closer to changing the surcharge rules for the buy now, pay later sector.
Philip Lowe has made clear interest rates will likely stay low until 2024 while warning tighter lending standards may be used to cool house prices.
Shayne Elliott says the RBA may need to raise official interest rates before 2024 as house prices start to overheat.
The central bank has made clear it will not lift interest rates until it sees sustainable strong wages growth and low unemployment.
Some economists believe the RBA may have to start lifting rates as early as next year to deal with house prices, which rose 3 per cent in Sydney and 2.5 […]
Philip Lowe says a permanent increase in the JobSeeker payment is justified on fairness grounds while revealing a more optimistic economic outlook.
Banking regulators are prepared to tighten lending standards if record low interest rates deliver the nation a new housing boom.
The former RBA governor says low-income workers should be allowed to withdraw some of their super early to buy a first home, while former PM Kevin Rudd, super funds and […]
RBA governor Philip Lowe has used a speech to urge consumers and businesses to take risks to ensure the economy continues its recession recovery.
The Reserve Bank has unleashed a major program of rate cuts and bond buying to protect the economy. But it could be years before “normal” returns.
Mortgage holders have been urged to switch lenders if their interest bill is not cut in response to a massive package of measures from the Reserve Bank to support the […]
The package of measures unveiled by the RBA on Tuesday is as close as governor Philip Lowe will go to channelling his inner gladiator.
The RBA has embraced unconventiuonal policies with both arms. Better late than never.
Reserve Bank prepares for a Melbourne Cup Day stimulus package while there are signs the economy is recovering from the worst of the coronavirus recession.
The Reserve Bank’s deputy governor believes the economy started growing again in the September quarter, but the recovery will be rocky with clear risks ahead.
The Australian sharemarket is tipped to open the week higher, as hopes of a November rate cut and the fate of the US fiscal stimulus bill dominate sentiment.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has warned banks to keep culture in check as lenders embark on the ‘largest ever customer reach out’ over deferred loans.
RBA governor Philip Lowe has rejected key elements of modern monetary theory and other alternatives to traditional public financing.
RBA governor Philip Lowe cautions of a “bumpy” recovery while holding official interest rates steady for another month.
The Reserve Bank is poised to hold interest rates at record lows while hoping the worst of the recession may be over with employers ramping up efforts to find new […]
The Reserve Bank says ending all financial support at once would have economic ramifications, with signs the jobs market is failing to bounce back.
A revamp of the JobKeeper wage subsidy is being left open by the Morrison government as the Reserve Bank warns ongoing fiscal support will be needed.
The Reserve Bank of Australia could give the nation, in effect, a no-interest and non-repayable loan to fund public works.