Reserve Bank of Australia


  • 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.

  • Is a RBA rate cut imminent?  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to trim 50 basis points off its cash rates by the first half of the year, likely during its March and May policy meetings.

  • RBA will cut rates, but by how much?  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    To surprise the market, the Australian central bank will need to announce a 50-basis-point interest rate cut, says Daniel Tenengauzer, head of Global FX & EM Strategy at Royal Bank of Canada.

  • Beware, more pain ahead for the Aussie dollar  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:50 PM ET

    Factors like lower commodity prices and a stronger U.S. dollar will exert pressure on the Australian currency in the medium to long term, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.

  • Will RBA join the easing bandwagon?  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 12:23 AM ET

    Sally Auld, Interest Rate Strategist at JP Morgan, says there's a "good chance" that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) could reduce the cash rate to below 2 percent.

  • RBA rate cut on Tuesday? UBS says not yet  Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 9:50 PM ET

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to shift out of its neutral policy stance at Tuesday's meeting, but will delay the widely-anticipated rate cut until March.

  • Commodity currencies face race to the bottom? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:56 PM ET

    Commodity currencies may face a race to the bottom as the Bank of Canada's surprise rate cut may pressure Australia's central bank to follow suit.

  • For RBA, jobless rate is key this week: NAB  Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 10:20 PM ET

    If Thursday's unemployment rate shows an uptrend towards 6.5 percent, the Reserve Bank of Australia may consider cutting rates in February or March, says David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist at NAB Global Markets Research.

  • Should yield chasers set their sights on Australia? Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.

  • Did RBA’s Stevens break the central banker code? Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.

  • Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.

  • Weak Australia GDP sparks rate cut talk  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says Wednesday's weak Q3 growth data adds pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates further.