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Reserve Bank on standby to cut cash rate as inflation plunges

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
The August meeting is RBA Governor Glenn Stevens' second-last before he is replaced by his deputy Philip Lowe. Photo: Rob Homer.
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Reserve Bank of Australia must be made more accountable

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
It is possible the Reserve Bank's actions were in Australia's interests. Alternatively, they may have been nothing more than industry assistance or even a favour for the US Federal Reserve. The point is, the Reserve Bank never outlined the cost, nor ...
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interest rate cut 'almost in the bag' for August

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The latest minutes from the Reserve Bank show Australia's central bank is set to cut interest rates if the economic outlook worsens and underlying inflation remains weak.
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RBA most likely would pursue policy mix for uncharted territory

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Reserve Bank of Australia currently still has room for traditional interest-rate cuts, with its benchmark at 1.75 per cent.
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RBA would need extreme event to trigger QE

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Emergency policy measures studied by the Reserve Bank of Australia would only be needed if China's financial system collapsed or a similarly-dramatic event seized up global markets, says a leading expert.
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Why The RBA Would be Foolish to Cut Interest Rates Next Week

Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition - ‎2 hours ago‎
There is some insane debate around low inflation giving the RBA another excuse to drop rates. Yesterday's inflation data release showed headline inflation of 0.4% for the June quarter, meaning consumer prices went up 'only' 1% over the past year, the ...
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Pound to Australian Dollar Rate Forecast: Reserve Bank of Australia to Cut Interest Rates

Exchange Rates UK - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Overnight, the Reserve Bank of Australia released their minutes from their last meeting, something that set the AUD and NZD exchange rates on a downtrend.
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Australian dollar at 'crossroads' and likely to trend lower to year's end

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Following a period of relative stability for the Australian dollar, the currency is at a crossroads and likely to begin a downward trend due to a resurgent US dollar ...

Operating conditions for Australian SMEs are the best they've been in years

Business Insider Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
The survey result, along with other economic data points, underlines the dilemma confronting the Reserve Bank of Australia when it comes to the outlook for interest rates.
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Markets Live: Resources rally - Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The ASX moves decisively higher in afternoon trade, as the Fed decision sparks a rally in resources names.

DELOITTE: Australia's public purse can't pick up all the slack from ...

Business Insider Australia - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australia's public purse is doing its best to pick up the slack as Australia's engineering and commercial construction collapse continues.
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ASX: Australian shares slip as investors eye safe havens

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Australian dollar meanwhile has fallen to 74.8 US cents, with traders pricing in a near-term range of between 74.5 to 75.25 US cents.
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NZ dollar up after US, Japan moves - ‎7 hours ago‎
The kiwi gained to 94.39 Australian cents from 93.98 cents after Australia's consumer prices remained weak in the second quarter, keeping alive expectations the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut the cash rate next week. The kiwi fell to 4.7143 yuan ...
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Flat open ahead of Australian inflation data: 9 shares you need to watch today

Motley Fool Australia - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Investors will likely approach the share market cautiously today ahead of the local CPI data, which will be released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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New Zealand dollar sinks as inflation stays low

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
The possible resumption of monetary easing in New Zealand, after two meetings without change, comes amid mounting bets that the Reserve Bank of Australia, too, will be forced by weak inflation to cut the cash rate to 1.5 per cent. Australia's second ...

ING Direct dumps cashback deal for customers - - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
CASHBACK incentives are quickly disappearing as financial institutions play scrooge on giving out rewards to customers.
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RBA Minutes Confirm Easing Bias

ShareCafe (registration) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Yesterday's minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia's July monetary policy meeting was all about the chances of a rate cut in a fortnight's time - the line was that it is only a matter of time if the consumer inflation data next Wednesday is weak ...
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Commodity prices drive modest rebound in terms of trade

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Reserve Bank has often warned of a stubbornly high Australian dollar during this period, noting it was not reflective of the downturn in the terms of trade.

QBE, Suncorp, IAG pressed by low bond yields

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
... negative interest rates on offer in Japan and Europe, they've nevertheless been dragged down by the global flight toward fixed-income assets and bets that the Reserve Bank of Australia will be forced to lower its cash benchmark from an already ...

Want to work for Australia's national payments platform?

iT News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The base infrastructure of the new payments platform (NPP) is being built by Fiserv and Swift, and will connect all Australian financial institutions in order to facilitate real-time payments between banks and their customers.