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Reserve Bank of Australia, 25 Sep 2020, 04:38 PM
Insight: April 2023 Yld Doesn’t Have to Fall When April 2024 Becomes RBA Target

By Sophia Rodrigues

The April 2024 government bond will soon become the Reserve Bank of Australia’s three-year target but it doesn’t mean it expects the April 2023 yield to fall below the target.

This means at the c...

Reserve Bank of Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia
Analysis: RBA Research Makes Case for Policies Lowering Govt Bond Yields

By Sophia Rodrigues

At the cash rate target of 0.25%, the Reserve Bank of Australia could potentially lower the rate another 50bps to -0.25%.

But it does not have to venture down that path when it...

Published on: 17 Sep 2020, 07:48 PM
Reserve Bank of Australia
Insight: RBA Oct Meeting Remains Live Despite No Further Hint in Minutes

By Sophia Rodrigues

A further easing in the Reserve Bank of Australia’s monetary policy remains on the cards even though minutes of the September board meeting did not expand on “further monetary...

Published on: 16 Sep 2020, 06:26 PM

Reserve Bank of NZ

Reserve Bank of NZ
Analysis: RBNZ May Cut OCR Earlier Than Previously Signalled

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand left the official cash rate unchanged at 0.25% Wednesday but might have signalled the rate could be lowered earlier than previously signalled.


Published on: 24 Jun 2020, 03:04 PM
Reserve Bank of NZ
RBNZ Maintains OCR Guidance But Expands Asset Purchases

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand left the official cash rate unchanged at 0.25% and said it is prepared to reduce it further but not before early 2021.

“The Committee reaff...

Published on: 13 May 2020, 12:39 PM

Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India
RBI Keeps Policy Rates Unch as It Seeks Clarity on Inflation

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of India left its key policy rates unchanged and maintained the accommodative stance, judging it is prudent to pause amid an uncertain inflation outlook.

At its...

Published on: 06 Aug 2020, 08:01 PM
Reserve Bank of India
RBI Likely to Ease MonPol Despite Risk of Inflation Target Failure

By Sophia Rodrigues

Economists are divided over whether the Reserve Bank of India will lower policy rates later Thursday, but the likelihood of cuts may be more than even.

Policy rates refer to bot...

Published on: 06 Aug 2020, 12:37 PM

Other Central Banks

Other Central Banks
Analysis: BOE Intervention Helped Govt But Like RBA Its Focus Was MonPol

By Sophia Rodrigues

Much has been made of the Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey’s comments at an interview on Monday that in the worst scenario the UK would have struggled to fund itself in the sh...

Published on: 23 Jun 2020, 02:36 PM


Opinion: Dear Keating, Government Debt Doesn’t Require RBA Support

By Sophia Rodrigues

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating’s overly critical opinion piece on the Reserve Bank of Australia is unfair and unwarranted.

On its own I strongly disagree with his view...

Published on: 24 Sep 2020, 05:03 PM
Strong Demand from Asian Central Banks for Australia Government Bonds

By Sophia Rodrigues

Central banks have shown strong interest in Australian government bonds, buying 12.3% of the latest 2026 bond, the largest proportion taken up by them at a syndication since March 2014. Published on: 24 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM


OPINION: Why Number of Coronavirus Cases is More Important Than Mortality Rate

By Sophia Rodrigues

In the past few days, I have read several articles about how the mortality rate for coronavirus may be overstated, and therefore it is more important to focus on the accurate* mortal...

Published on: 14 Mar 2020, 12:00 AM


Just one investor buys entire A$2B of 2030 govt bond at tender

One bidder got the entire A$2.0 billion of the 1% December 2030 government bond at the tender today. The yi...

Published on: 30 Sep 2020, 11:20 AM
RBA once again fails to get 3-year yield close to target

The RBA again made purchases totalling A$2 billion of the April 2023 and the April 2024 government bond but...

Published on: 31 Aug 2020, 04:17 PM
RBA bond-buying outcome suggests more buying likely next week

The RBA made nearly equal purchases of the April 2023 government bond and the April 2024 but didn't man...

Published on: 27 Aug 2020, 04:07 PM
RBA to buy A$2B of 2023, 2024 govt bonds

After a gap of two weeks, the RBA is back in the market to buy the 2023 and the 2024 government bonds....

Published on: 27 Aug 2020, 12:29 PM
Record orderbook for Australia new 2031; Record issuance likely

Orderbook for the 1% 21 November 2031 Australia government bond has closed with a record A$65.5 billion, su...

Published on: 26 Aug 2020, 09:58 AM
Will new Nov 2031 Australia govt bond syndication create a record?

Will the new 1% 21 November 2031 government bond set a new record for orderbook and issuance size? A good c...

Published on: 26 Aug 2020, 08:53 AM
Australia's 2031 bond syndication may hit record orderbook

Orderbook for the Australian government's 1% 21 November 2031 bond issue may hit a record high, likely...

Published on: 25 Aug 2020, 04:57 PM
RBA buying A$2B of April 2023, 2024 again

The RBA remains determined to keep 3-year Australian government bonds near its 0.25% target, offe...

Published on: 13 Aug 2020, 11:29 AM
RBA shows more determination to keep 3-year AGS at 0.25% target

The RBA appears very determined to ensure 3-year Australian government bonds stays near its 0.25% target, d...

Published on: 12 Aug 2020, 11:33 AM
RBA buys A$1.0B govt bonds but 2023 yld still slightly above 0.25%

The RBA bought A$1.0 billion of Australian government bonds at the third bond-buying auction since last Wed...

Published on: 10 Aug 2020, 03:56 PM