September 2015 – the Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: September 1, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, with some further softening in conditions in China and east Asia of late, but stronger US growth. Key commodity prices are […]

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August economic update with Myooran Mahalingham

Published: August 19, 2015

Myooran Mahalingam, Portfolio Manager, Global Equities and Listed Property reviews events in Australian and overseas markets during July. In the latest update, Myooran discusses: What a difference a month makes, with July a good month for investors with gains recorded by most of the world’s major share markets How despite the formulation of a last […]

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July economic update with John Owen

Published: July 16, 2015

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses the recent falls of the world's major share markets, the continuing Greece crisis and how MLC's portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during June. He discusses: how June was a difficult month for investors, with falls recorded by all of the world’s major share […]

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The Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent

Published: July 7, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.0 per cent. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but some key commodity prices are much lower than a year ago. This trend appears largely to reflect increased supply, including […]

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June economic update

Published: June 17, 2015

In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during May. He discusses: how world share market performances were mixed in May the Australian dollar, which performed poorly against most of the major currencies (excluding the Japanese yen) how the accommodative monetary policies and historically low interest rates have helped under-pin share prices, and how […]

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2015 Federal Budget summary

Published: May 13, 2015

The Coalition Government’s second Federal Budget proposed some important changes, particularly for families, retirees and small business owners. Note: The measures outlined in this Federal Budget Summary are proposals only and may or may not be made law. Summary Many lower income young families will benefit from greater childcare subsidies Families choosing not to vaccinate […]

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May economic update

Published: May 10, 2015

In the latest update, Brian reviews events in markets during April. He discusses: how world share markets posted reasonable gains in April why the actions of the world’s major central banks are still crucial why it still isn’t entirely clear that the recovery in the non-mining economy will be strong enough to offset the drag […]

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RBA lowers the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0 per cent

Published: May 5, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0 per cent, effective 6 May 2015. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but commodity prices have declined over the past year, in some cases sharply. These […]

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April economic update

Published: April 12, 2015

In the latest update, Brian reviews events in markets during March. He discusses: how world share prices fell back a little in March, after some very sound gains in February how the good performance of share markets in Europe and Japan comes at a time when the financial woes in Greece haven’t been resolved, and […]

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RBA Board to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent

Published: April 7, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent. Moderate growth in the global economy is expected in 2015, with the US economy continuing to strengthen, even as China's growth slows a little from last year's outcome. Commodity prices […]

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