Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, April 2018

Published: April 3, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the […]

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March Economic update with Bob Cunneen

Published: March 15, 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of MLC’s Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh2

Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, March 2018

Published: March 6, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth picked up in the Asian economies in 2017, partly supported by increased international trade. […]

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Chart of the week: ‘Made in Australia’ makes a comeback

Published: March 1, 2018

26 February 2018 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Australian manufacturing vs global surveys View larger imageSources: Australian Industry Group (AIG) Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) Markit Economics for Purchasing Managers Index Australia’s manufacturing sector has struggled over recent years with intense global competition. Factory closures and large job losses were all too common […]

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Economic Update February – infographic

Published: February 15, 2018

February 2018 Take a visual tour of markets during January. There were strong gains in global shares, China’s share market rocketed up, and government bond yields rose sharply in Europe and the US. View full infographic for January markets >>

Chart of the week: “Back to the future” on share volatility

Published: February 13, 2018

  VIX Volatility Index Source: US Federal Reserve, St Louis  View larger chart US shares have been in turmoil since February 2nd. The announcement that US wages growth had accelerated to its fastest pace since 2009 was the catalyst for this sharp share selloff. However this US inflation surprise was actually magnified into a shock […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, February 2018

Published: February 6, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There was a broad-based pick-up in the global economy in 2017. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth has also picked up in the Asian economies, partly supported by increased […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, December 2017

Published: December 5, 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 2017. Labour markets have tightened and further above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy continues to be supported by increased spending […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, November 2017

Published: November 8, 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 and further 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 […]

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October 4 minute Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: October 16, 2017

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of NAB Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen talking to Global Equities Portfolio Manager Myooran Mahalingam to find out. They discuss:     Australian shares disappointing while the economy recorded improving data     the lessening of geopolitical risks in terms of North Korea, and     changes […]

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