October 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: October 3, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved. Labour markets have tightened and above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy is being supported by increased spending on infrastructure […]

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August 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: August 1, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy are continuing to improve. Labour markets have tightened further and above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy has picked up a little and is […]

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July 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: July 4, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The broad-based pick-up in the global economy is continuing. Labour markets have tightened further in many countries and forecasts for global growth have been revised up since last year. Above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced […]

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June 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: June 6, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The broad-based pick-up in the global economy is continuing. Labour markets have tightened further in many countries and forecasts for global growth have been revised up since last year. Above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced […]

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May Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: May 18, 2017

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications, about key events driving markets during April. They discuss: Australian shares delivering a solid monthly performance US and European share markets making strong gains in April President Trump's bold promises of corporate tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending continuing to […]

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2017 Federal Budget Analysis

Published: May 10, 2017

First home savers, downsizers and small business are the winners in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second Budget – while taxpayers face an increase in the Medicare levy. Note: These changes are proposals only and may or may not be made law Superannuation Contributions from downsizing the home Date of effect: 1 July 2018 Individuals aged 65 […]

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May 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: May 2, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There has been a broad-based pick-up in the global economy since last year. Labour markets have tightened further in many countries and forecasts for global growth have been revised up. Above-trend growth is expected in a number of […]

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April Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: April 20, 2017

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist talks to Jason Hazell, Head of Investment Communications, about key events driving markets during March. They discuss: the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates in March how financial markets are keenly awaiting the specific detail of President Trump's policy agenda the key political risk factors to watch in […]

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April 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: April 4, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over recent months. Both global trade and industrial production have picked up. Labour markets have tightened in many countries. Above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. In […]

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March Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: March 17, 2017

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, talks about key events driving markets during February. He discusses: President Trump’s bold stimulus promises, the prospect of higher US interest rates and the political risks in Europe continuing to be the major themes driving markets US shares again reaching record highs in February economic […]

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