Posts Tagged ‘RBA’

Australian employment gauge slumps in potential rate-cut signal

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SYDNEY • A gauge of Australian employment slumped to the lowest level in more than three years, according to a closely watched survey of ...

RBA holds policy nerve, waits to see which way consumers go

SYDNEY • Australia’s central bank held its nerve in the face of a credit squeeze and tumbling property prices, keeping interest rates unchanged as it waits ...

RBA’s Lowe sees interest-rate outlook ‘more evenly balanced’

SYDNEY • Australian central bank chief Philip Lowe (picture) shifted to a neutral policy outlook as he acknowledged increased economic risks at home ...

Aussie jobs market softens in setback for wage gains

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australia’s labour market softened a little in November in a setback for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) drive for higher ...

Sydney’s property plunge is RBA’s No 1 worry

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Sydney’s plunging house prices are usurping a prolonged wage slump as the key worry for the central bank, with markets now ...

Australia faces risk trifecta as RBA to hold rates

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australia’s economy faces a trifecta of risks that could disrupt household spending and the central bank’s outlook for faster ...

Stretched Aussie households cast doubt on central bank’s outlook

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australians’ reluctance to spend in the middle of a property slump is dragging on economic growth and casting doubt on the ...

Australia’s hiring surge emboldens central bank on wages growth

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SYDNEY • Australia’s booming jobs market emboldened the central bank to scrap a long-held reference to weak wages, even as it signalled ...

Australia keeps key rate unchanged at 1.5% record low

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SYDNEY • The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left its key rate unchanged at a record low yesterday as it gauges the impact of a ...

Australian employment surged in October

By BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australian employment surged in October as the central bank’s record-low interest-rates spurred hiring, while the jobless rate ...

Australia sees faster growth, fewer jobless as key rate held

As economic growth strengthens and unemployment falls, progress will gradually be made on inflation
By BLOOMBERG SYDNEY • ...

RBA’s Debelle signals unemployment may have to fall below 5% to spur wages

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SYDNEY • Australia’s jobless rate might need to decline further than in the past in order to generate faster wage growth, the central ...