February Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: February 15, 2017

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during January. He discusses: how US shares made record highs in January given President Trump’s promises of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure spending trade threats, the prospect of higher US interest rates and the political risks in Europe being key factors […]

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

Published: February 7, 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. Business and consumer confidence have both picked up. Above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. In China, growth was stronger over the […]

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January Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: January 16, 2017

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during December. He discusses: the major themes, which continued to be Trump’s promises of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure spending, as well as political risks in Europe how global shares made strong gains as US shares surged to record highs, and […]

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December Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: December 12, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during November. He discusses: how US shares and bond yields surged higher given President-elect Donald Trump's promises of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure spending the solid gains recorded by global shares, and how Australian shares rebounded given stronger commodity prices. Find […]

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November Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: November 10, 2016

  In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during October. He discusses: the softer performance of global shares how the prospect for higher US interest rates and a close Presidential election caused US shares to fall, and how our inflation rate picked up speed, casting doubt on further […]

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October Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: October 11, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during September. He discusses: how European shares edged lower due to the concerns over the health of Europe’s banking system the timing for higher US interest rates being a key issue driving global markets the mild gain achieved by Australian shares, […]

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: October 4, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Labour market conditions in the advanced economies have improved over the past year, but growth in global industrial production and trade remains subdued. Actions by […]

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September Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: September 13, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during August. He discusses: August featuring only mild gains for global shares how positive and improved US economic activity has "strengthened" the case for increasing US interest rates China's economic activity showing signs of stabilising, and Australian shares slipping by 1.6% […]

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August Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: August 9, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during July. He discusses: July’s surprisingly strong global share gains the global share markets being supported by better than expected US corporate profit reports and global economic data how Japan’s share market rebounded in July given hope from both budget and […]

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