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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July Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: July 11, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during June. He discusses: how Britain’s decision to leave the European Union generated considerable turbulence in markets as well as European politics some share markets recovering their balance in the final week of June following soothing comments from Britain’s central bank […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – July 2016

Published: July 5, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's […]

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June Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Published: June 8, 2016

In this update, Bob Cunneen, Porfolio Specialist, reviews events in markets during May. He discusses: the Australian share market being a solid performer China's economic data softening the strong share price gains in the final week of May given solid US and European economic data, and how the emerging markets are providing mixed signals. Find out […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – June 2016

Published: June 7, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's growth rate […]

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May Economic Update with John Owen

Published: May 17, 2016

In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during April. He discusses: Australia’s share market performing very well, outperforming its global peers how the improvement in global economic data in April partly mitigated investors’ recent concerns the fall in consumer prices recorded in the March quarter, bringing Australia’s annual inflation to […]

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May 2016 – Reserve Bank Cut Interest Rates to Record Low

Published: May 3, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected. The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised down a little […]

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April Economic Update with John Owen

Published: April 11, 2016

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses market volatility, developments in China and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during March. He discusses: how after a weak start to the new calendar year, asset class returns were back in positive territory in March all of the […]

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