Reserve Bank of Australia


  • 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%.

  • Why Not to Rule Out an Aussie Rate Cut on Jobs Jump Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    A surprise jump in Australia's job numbers in February, the biggest increase in over a decade, had many market watchers close the door on more rate cuts, but one economist says the possibility of easing stays alive.

  • Australia: Where Should You Put Your Money?     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 11:45 PM ET

    Ben Clark, Portfolio Manager at TMS Capital tells CNBC about which Australian stocks to invest in and why. He also says that he doesn't think there will be any more rate cuts.

  • Oz Jobs Data Diminishes Rate Cut Hopes     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:06 PM ET

    Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy and Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management explains how the recent strength in Australia's economy is the result of the RBA's rate cuts.

  • No Information Lost in Hack Attack, Australia Says Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    Australia's central bank said it had been targeted by cyberattacks and that no data had been lost or systems compromised.

  • Australia Central Bank Targeted by Hackers Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 11:31 PM ET

    Australia's central bank has been targeted by sophisticated hackers seeking sensitive information which included Group of 20 negotiations, but a bank spokesperson said nothing was stolen.

  • Australia's Central Bank Leaves Rates on Hold Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:24 PM ET

    Australia's central bank kept its main cash rate at a record low of 3.0 percent on Tuesday, as expected, but reiterated there was room to cut if needed.

  • Australian Dollar Remains Overvalued     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered tells CNBC's Cash Flow what to expect from the Aussie dollar over the coming months.