Reserve Bank of Australia


  • Growth remains below-trend in Australia: HSBC  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's growth data for the fourth quarter are a "downside surprise" and vindicate the central bank's rate cut decision last month.

  • Australia likely grew 0.5% in Q4: Moody's  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Matthew Circosta, economist at Moody's Analytics, expects the Australian economy to expand 0.5 percent on-quarter in the October-December period.

  • Australia's RBA keeps rates on hold: Reaction  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    Kamal Sharma, G10 foreign exchange strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the Australian dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn't hike rates.

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • RBA holds rates for now, but more will come: ANZ  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:31 PM ET

    Felicity Emmett, head of Australian Economics at ANZ, discusses the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to stand pat on rates and explains why the central bank prefers the Aussie dollar to be lower.

  • Why the RBA could hold fire  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    After rolling out a rate cut last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia could adopt a "wait and see" attitude at Tuesday's meeting, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered.

  • RBA will follow up with rate cut today: UBS  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Scott Haslem, chief economist, Australia at UBS, discusses the raft of Australian data released early Tuesday and explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia will unveil a rate cut later in the day.

  • Why Aussie bears will prevail  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:48 PM ET

    With the Reserve Bank of Australia likely to unveil another rate cut next week, the Aussie dollar remains on a downtrend to hit $0.74 by year-end, says Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ.

  • RBA is wrong! Aussie dollar isn't overvalued: NAB  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Ray Attrill, co-head of FX Strategy at NAB, says the Australian dollar is "where it should be", having fallen by the same amount as commodity prices since the latter's peak in 2011.

  • Tracking the impact of RBA's rate cut  Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 10:51 PM ET

    Michael Cameron, CEO and Managing Director of GPT, discusses how the firm is impacted by the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy.

  • What's heating up Australian equities  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:47 PM ET

    Paul Xiradis, CEO & head of Equities at Ausbil Dexia, says the search for yield have been driving Australia's stock market and explains why he prefers banking stocks.

  • Westpac tips Aussie dollar at 75 US cents by Q1  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says the Aussie dollar could hit 75 U.S. cents by end-March due to low commodity prices and expectations for another interest rate cut.

  • What's key for Australian investors  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    Adrian Mowat, chief emerging market & Asian equity strategist at JP Morgan, says investors are more focused on the Aussie dollar, given that there's more consistency from the central bank than who's in power in Canberra.

  • Next key task for the Australian government  Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, says the budget to be released in early May will be an important platform for the Australian government to articulate their plans for the country.

  • Australia central bank cuts growth forecasts Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:42 PM ET

    Australia's central bank gave an assessment on the slower economic growth as it justified its decision to resume cutting interest rates.

  • What's driving risk aversion in the dollar?  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 9:54 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, senior currency strategist at RBS, says interest rate cuts by global central banks are inducing a sense of panic and risk aversion in the greenback.

  • John Symond, executive chairman of Aussie Home Loans, says Tuesday's rate cut will intensify competition in Australia's mortgage sector, as banks feel comfortable bolstering their loan book with home loans.

  • 'Window for rate cut is closing in Asia': ANZ  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    Glenn Maguire, chief economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ, says the window for a rate cut in Asia is closing hence if central banks do not cut interest rates by June, they are likely to be on hold for the rest of 2015.

  • After rate cut, Australia's housing at risk: HSBC  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's housing sector is at risk of entering bubble territory after the central bank's rate cut on Tuesday.

  • No rate cut from RBA today: StanChart  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:49 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he is bucking the trend to expect the Australian central bank to stand pat on interest rates.