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Economy

RBA Keeps the Cash Rates Steady

#Economy #Recession #HeiseSays The RBA has kept the Cash Rate Steady. References Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2019/mr-19-29.html RBA Rate Indicator – December 2019 https://www.asx.com.au/prices/targetratetracker.htm

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Economy Recession

Aussie Dollar Hits Decade Low

#RBA #CashRate #Australia #HeiseSays The Australian Dollar has dropped to a decade low. References Dollar hits decade low after RBA cuts rate to 0.75pc to head off rising unemployment https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-01/rba-cuts-rate-to-new-low-of-0.75pc/11562908?section=business https://tradingeconomics.com/australia/currency

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Economy Recession

The RBA Cut Rates to 0.75%

#RBA #CashRate #Australia #HeiseSays The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate to a record low of 0.75%. Will the confidence hit to the market outweigh any benefit? References Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision https://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2019/mr-19-27.html

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Economy Recession

Another RBA Rate Cut

#RBA #RateCut #CashRate Another RBA rate cut is predicted, will it help the economy or has monetary policy depleted its effectiveness? References Just how much of the RBA rate cut will end up in your pocket? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-29/full-rba-cut-will-not-be-passed-on-by-banks-what-will-you-get/11547510?section=business

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Economy

RBA’s Extreme Measures

#RBA #Recession #QuantitativeEasing The RBA might deploy extreme measures to help stimulate the economy. References ‘We’re almost out of ammo’: Reserve Bank considering ‘extreme measures’ to save the economy https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/interest-rates/were-almost-out-of-ammo-reserve-bank-considering-extreme-measures-to-save-economy/news-story/cf5a1247f66ea014db045e815b67f89f

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Economy

Australians don’t know the cash rate

#RBA #CashRate #Australia Nearly 90% of Australians don’t know what the cash rate is. A sign of lack of interest in financial news or failure of our education system? References https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/interest-rates/most-australians-dont-know-what-the-official-cash-rate-is/news-story/825f4c8dc94cbcc26813f583aaf61ee3

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Economy Political Commentary

Philip Lowe Faces Parliament

#RBA #Economics #Australia Reserve Bank Governor Dr Philip Lowe Faced the Parliamentary Economics Committee in Canberra and was challenged on the recent rate cuts and the future of the Australian economy. The more I learn about Monetarism, the less confidence I have. References https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/interest-rates/rba-accused-of-giving-up-on-stimulating-the-economy/news-story/f5f6ccf7ace28878b9c03404f9b89b82

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Political Commentary

Australian Interest Rate Unchanged

#RBA #InterestRate #CashRate The RBA has kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.00%. While our Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe, states that the global economy remains reasonable and predicts growth for Australia, I am wondering if he is in a Monetarism bubble? References https://rba.gov.au/media-releases/2019/mr-19-20.html

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Economy

Can the RBA Save the Economy?

RBA #AusPOL #CashRate Can the RBA save the Australian Economy? Does anyone still think they actually can? References ‘Four bullets left’ to save Economy https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/four-bullets-left-to-save-economy/news-story/f79bd146f7e50b5b7f2c7d3faa84317c China second-quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-gdp/china-second-quarter-gdp-growth-slows-to-27-year-low-as-trade-war-bites-more-stimulus-seen-idUSKCN1U90P5

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Economy

Consumer Confidence Drops

#Australia #AusPOL #Recession Consumer and Business confidence has dropped in Australia. Looks like back to back interest rate cuts didn’t fill people with confidence for some reason? Reference Consumers most pessimistic in two years, despite tax and interest rate cuts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-10/consumer-confidence-july-2019/11294948