Reserve Bank of Australia


  • Will the RBA Cut Cash Rates Any Further?  Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Tony Farnham, Economist and Analyst, Patersons Securities says the RBA could cut another 25 basis points in March 2013, depending on partial indicators in the short term.

  • Australian data on Monday showed a flat month for retail sales, lackluster labor demand and tame inflation, a combination that only added to expectations for a cut in interest rates this week.

  • RBA May Cut Rates in December: Pro  Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    Jeremy Hook, Investment Director at TMS Capital, says he sees potential for the RBA to ease policy further and expects a 25 basis point rate cut in December.

  • Australia's Central Bank Faces Currency Quandary Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:25 AM ET

    A significant increase in the pace of foreign currency accumulation at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) over the past three months has attracted plenty of comment and analysis, even though it amounts to a mere blip in the country’s foreign exchange flows.

  • Sell Euro-Dollar on Greek Debt Talks: Strategist  Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 | 9:45 PM ET

    David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, suggests selling the euro against the dollar on rallies back towards the 1.30 level as Greek financing talks will likely have limited impact.

  • Who's Keeping the Aussie Aloft? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    Australia's central bank may be selling the Aussie dollar, but that doesn't mean investors should follow suit.

  • Euro a Short-Term Buy Despite Bloc's Woes: Pro  Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank, explains why he recommends buying the euro on dips despite the bloc's woes.

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) passed on the opportunity to cut interest rates at a policy meeting on Tuesday, but weakening economic conditions could force its hand next month, economists tell CNBC.

  • Why Rate Cuts Won't Take Down the Aussie Dollar Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 10:25 PM ET

    The prospect of lower interest rates often means one thing in financial markets– a weaker currency. But that does not appear to be the case with the Australian dollar, which is expected to stay strong even as the nation’s central bank looks set to cut interest rates again this week.

  • Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters, says Greece remains a risk factor and could steal attention away from the U.S. elections and China's leadership transition this week.

  • A Bank of Japan meeting looms and Australia's central bank pushes back — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Bumpy Ride Ahead for Australia's Banks  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:43 PM ET

    Campbell Dawson, Portfolio Manager at Elstree Investment Management, says he sees headwinds for the Australian banking sector in the near term due to the impact of the mining slowdown

  • Australia Needs a Surplus Strategy: Fin Min  Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Penny Wong, Australia's Minister for Finance & Deregulation tells CNBC why the government has moved to maintain a budget surplus. She adds that the strategy will give room for the RBA to move on rates.

  • Expect RBA to Cut Rates: Pro  Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 10:40 PM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, says investors should price in a rate cut for the Aussie.

  • Your 'Hit and Run' Currency Trade Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    If you're on the hunt for a very short-term currency trade, this strategist has just the thing.

  • Swan: Australia's Economic Fundamentals 'Rock Solid'  Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:45 PM ET

    Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister & Treasurer of Australia says that recent indicators reflect Australia's strong economic fundamentals.

  • Australia Employment Gains, but Jobless at 29-Month High Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:09 PM ET
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    Australian employment rose by more than expected in September but unemployment also jumped to the highest in over two years as more people looked for work, a mixed report that should not  challenge market expectations for more cuts in interest rates.

  • RBA Cuts to Give Market a Boost: Fund Manager  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:45 PM ET

    Campbell Dawson, Director of Elstree Investment Management says more interest rate cuts and a falling Australian dollar should give the equity market a boost.

  • China Moving to Quality Not Quantity: Jim O’Neill Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    The “new China” is poised to become a knowledge economy, where growth stems from the innovation and ingenuity of its workers, rather than the brawn that powered the country’s export-led manufacturing transformation, according to Jim O’Neill, chairman at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • Rate Cuts Are No Threat to a Robust Aussie Dollar Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:34 AM ET

    The specter of further rate cuts from Australia’s central bank has taken the wind out of the sails of a robust Australian dollar, which hit a one-month low on Tuesday. Yet the commodity currency is unlikely to go into free-fall and its losses should be limited to 3 percent this year, experts say.