Reserve Bank of Australia


  • Weak Aussie May Have Done the Job for RBA Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is unlikely to cut interest rates on Tuesday, as the sharp drop in the Australian dollar has done most of the work for the central bank.

  • Yield Will Come Back in Favor: Pro     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:45 PM ET

    Scott Maddock , Senior Analyst at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says the rotation out of yield in the recent market correction is temporary, and that Australian investors will start favoring high yielding stocks again.

  • More Rate Cuts in Australia? Here’s Why Not Monday, 27 May 2013 | 10:32 PM ET

    A sharp fall in the Australian dollar could persuade Australia's central bank not to cut interest rates again.

  • How Low Can the Aussie Dollar Go?     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 6:20 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC believes the Aussie dollar will fall slightly further before settling at a fairly high level against the greenback.

  • RBA Defends Rate Cut, Says Growth Still Sub-Par Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:48 PM ET

    Australia's central bank felt it needed to cut interest rates at its May meeting because the economy was still growing at a below-potential pace and inflation was not a threat, minutes showed on Tuesday.

  • Australia Has a Serious Deficit Problem: Pro     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:05 PM ET

    John Daley, CEO of Grattan Institute warns that Australia has a serious deficit problem that needs to be dealt with and should keep in mind the lessons from Europe's crisis.

  • Getting Australia's Budget Back to the Black     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:07 PM ET

    Australia's Labor government delayed its promise to return the country to a budget surplus. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports live from Canberra.

  • David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.

  • Was Australia's Central Bank Right to Cut Rates? Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:53 AM ET
    Shoppers in Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia

    Australia's much better than expected jobs data on Thursday have many market watchers wondering if the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) did the right thing by cutting interest rates earlier this week.

  • Aussie Investors Must Diversify Overseas: Pro     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:40 PM ET

    Nathan Bell, Research Director at the Intelligent Investor says Australian investors are facing a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in overseas assets with much cheaper valuations than domestic assets.

  • Why Australia Needs a Weaker Currency     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Ivan Colhoun, chief economist for Australia at ANZ, describes the Australian central bank's rate cut as an "insurance move" meant to weaken the currency and offset mining sector weakness.

  • More Prudent for RBA to Hold Rates: Pro     Monday, 6 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at FOREX.com says it is more prudent for the RBA to postpone a rate cut to next month.

  • Australia Central Bank Eyes Chinese Bonds Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:01 AM ET

    Australia's central bank plans to invest some of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds for the first time, part of a wider move to strengthen ties with the country.

  • Australia Central Bank: Low Rates Doing Their Job Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 9:47 PM ET

    Australia's central bank felt the current level of interest rates was low enough to spur growth in many parts of the economy.

  • Is Australia's Economy a One-Trick Pony?     Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist of NAB Global Markets Research and Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics go head to head over the prospects for Australia's economy outside its mining sector. Circosta sees green shoots in the domestic economy while Degaris is still concerned about Australia's transition away from the mining and resources sector.

  • Yen & The BoJ: The Road Ahead     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.

  • Australia's Central Bank Chief Gets New Term Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 12:19 AM ET

    Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.

  • RBA Keeps Rates Steady as Outlook Brightens Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:31 PM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold on Tuesday, in line with market expectations, saying that global downside risks appear to have eased and previous rate cuts are stimulating the economy.

  • How to Play the Australian Dollar     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    Nicki Hutley, Director of Economics at KPMG tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the Australian dollar in the wake of the RBA's latest policy meeting.

  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, says that monetary policy in Australia is hitting the bull's eye in terms of the government's desired targets. He also describes why China's growth story is showing no signs of losing steam as he expects growth to touch north of 8%.