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Philip Lowe named next RBA governor

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Philip Lowe, a globally trained monetary policy specialist widely regarded as one of the best central bankers of his generation, has been given the job of running the Reserve Bank of Australia just as it enters unprecedented territory with record-low ...
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Reserve Bank of Australia Sees Inflation Below Goal

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Averting dangerously low inflation looms as priority one for Philip Lowe, Australia's incoming central bank governor.
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Reserve Bank cuts rates to 1.75%

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate to a record low 1.75 per cent in a bid to head off falling prices and an economic downturn.

Reserve Bank of Australia Cuts Inflation Forecast to 1-2%

Bloomberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
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Three reasons for the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut official interest rates in May

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Today's weak inflation numbers are a game changer for the Reserve Bank that will trigger a rate cut, says JPMorgan head of fixed income and foreign exchange strategy Sally Auld.

Reserve Bank of Australia cuts core inflation forecast - ‎8 hours ago‎
Australia's central bank forecast core inflation is unlikely to reach the bottom of its target this year and will probably only do so in the ensuing two years as the developed world's disinflation quandary spreads.

Reserve Bank on collision course with Morrison after deflation shock

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Reserve Bank of Australia might intrude on the Turnbull government's crucial pre-election budget on Tuesday, with an interest rate cut that could trigger alarm about the health of the economy.

Sophie ElsworthNews Corp Australia Network - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The nation's extremely weak inflation figures are tipped to push Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens to cut the cash rate to 1.75 per cent - the lowest-ever level - but experts are warning borrowers they may not have the cut passed on in ...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Falls Again After Surprise Decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia

Money Morning - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Continued weakness in China's manufacturing sector, a surprise cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank of Australia, and a downgrade in European growth expectations rattled investor sentiment.

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.75% today. Market pricing in the lead up ... - ‎May 2, 2016‎
“Inflation has been quite low for some time and recent data were unexpectedly low. While the quarterly data contain some temporary factors, these results, together with on-going very subdued growth in labour costs and very low cost pressures elsewhere ...

RBA cash rate heading to zero: leading analyst

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 4, 2016‎
But last week's shock deflation data for the March quarter, which sparked an immediate reaction by the Reserve Bank on Tuesday, adds weight to the concept that Australia is simply coming in late to the inexorable downdraft of lower inflation and rates.

Reserve Bank of Australia cuts key interest rates to new low of 1.75% - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ‎May 2, 2016‎
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4 ASX shares to profit if the Reserve Bank cuts interest rates

Motley Fool Australia - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
This week's ABS data that showed consumer prices fell in the first quarter of 2016 has led to many banks and analysts predicting the Reserve Bank will move to cut interest rates when it meets next Tuesday May 3. The RBA's main remit in setting the cash ...
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Asia markets lose ground; ASX retraces losses after RBA cuts inflation outlook

CNBC - ‎8 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) monetary policy statement released Friday showed that the central bank had cut inflation outlook sharply and that further rate cuts were not off the table.
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Reserve Bank of Australia Lowers Rates

Inside Futures - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The U.S. dollar index continues to decline even though the Federal Reserve is likely to be the only major central bank to increase interest rates this year. The reason for dollar weakness is the scaled back expectations of higher rates from the Fed ...
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Saul Eslake tells RBA to save rates ammunition in case of AAA downgrade

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Reserve Bank of Australia is being urged to preserve its dwindling monetary policy ammunition so that it can ease official interest rates to offset a likely surge in wholesale bank borrowing costs should Australia lose its AAA credit rating after ...
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NAB business sentiment strong enough not to need a RBA cut

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Business confidence and sentiment remain robust on the eve of Tuesday's federal budget, according to the latest NAB Bank survey.
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Australian dollar slumps to two-month low on RBA talk

The Australian - ‎8 hours ago‎
The central bank now expects prices to rise between 1 and 2 per cent this year, as against a previous range of 2 to 3 per cent. The unit fell as low as US73.94c on the news, its lowest mark since March 3. “Overall, the RBA's new forecasts suggest that ...

Australia Restarts the Currency Wars

The Epoch Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Glenn Stevens (L), governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, talks with Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa (R) during a delegate reception in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting at Gyeongju on October 22, 2010.
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Malcolm Turnbull still needs an 'economic plan' after the election

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The RBA Governor, Glenn Stevens, said cutting the official cash rate to 1.75 per cent on budget day would improve the prospects for sustainable economic growth.