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Govt/Economy, 20 Jan 2021, 05:03 PM
Analysis: Syndicated Taps Still Possible Despite Lack of AOFM Mention

(This article was first published on January 18 and sent via email to paying subscribers)

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian Office of Financial Management didn’t mention syndicated taps in the update on issuance pro...

Reserve Bank of Australia

Analysis: RBA Makes Record as Australians’ Love For Cash Grows

(This story was first published on January 13 and sent via email to paying subscribers)

By Sophia Rodrigues

In a year that saw usage of cash decline further, the value of banknotes on issue in...

Published on: 15 Jan 2021, 08:40 AM
RBA Decides Cash Rate at New Record Low

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By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s cash rate has fall...

Published on: 07 Jan 2021, 10:21 AM

Reserve Bank of NZ

Analysis: Hurdle for Negative RBNZ OCR Higher Than Assumed

By Sophia Rodrigues

The hurdle for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to implement negative official cash rate is higher than previously assumed, making negative rate a more distant possibility. Not only is it...

Published on: 03 Dec 2020, 02:04 PM
RBNZ’s Funding for Lending Programme Starts Dec 7

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s funding programme for banks that is aimed at lowering borrowing costs in the economy and supporting its inflation and maximum employment objectives, will start on December 7. Published on: 01 Dec 2020, 10:53 AM

Reserve Bank of India

Analysis: India RBI Signals Change in Reaction Function Amid Elevated Inflation

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of India recently introduced a date-based forward guidance to signal a change in its reaction function in an environment of elevated inflation and to reiterate its accomm...

Published on: 14 Oct 2020, 04:57 PM
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

Other Central Banks

Analysis: BOE’s Main Message Is in Forward Guidance, Not Additional QE

By Sophia Rodrigues

A larger-than-expected boost to bond-buying program was the highlight of the Bank of England’s November monetary policy decision but more important was the small but significant cha...

Published on: 05 Nov 2020, 12:00 AM


Analysis: AOFM To Further Term Out T-Notes; Weekly Fluctuations Likely

(This story was first published on January 13 and sent via email to paying subscribers)

By Sophia Rodrigues

Issuance of Australian T-Notes this week will be the lowest since March and marks a start...

Published on: 15 Jan 2021, 08:43 AM


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


AOFM updates issuance guidance for rest of the year

Following the release of MYEFO on Thursday, the Australian Office of Financial Management has updated issua...

Published on: 18 Dec 2020, 09:06 AM
Finally the MYEFO date...

After a few phone calls, I finally managed to get confirmation that MYEFO will be published on Thursday. Ev...

Published on: 14 Dec 2020, 10:45 AM
Headlines from RBA Debelle's speech Tuesday

Headline from RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle’s speech Tuesday:


Published on: 24 Nov 2020, 01:30 PM
RBA not buying bonds under yield target; A$2B under QE

The RBA will buy A$2.0 billion of November 2024 to May 2028 AGS under the A$100 billion QE program today.

Published on: 19 Nov 2020, 11:23 AM
RBA buying longer-term Semis today

The RBA is buying A$1.0 billion of Semis with maturities in the July 2028 to May 2032 range. This is part o...

Published on: 18 Nov 2020, 11:30 AM
RBA again buying April 2024 under yield target plus A$2B QE

For the third time in a row, the RBA is buying bonds under the 3-year yield target policy at the same time...

Published on: 16 Nov 2020, 11:20 AM
CBA economists see Australia jobless rate at 5.75% by end-2021

A very bold set of forecasts from CBA economists who have just upgraded their forecasts for Australian econ...

Published on: 13 Nov 2020, 10:20 AM
RBA buys 2024 bond at 0.1142% weighted avg yield; 2030 bond at 0.9133%

The RBA bought A$2.0B of April 2024 government bond at a cut-off yield of 0.1075% and weighted average yiel...

Published on: 12 Nov 2020, 06:26 PM
RBA buying A$2B of April 2024 plus A$2B QE

The RBA is buying A$2 billion of April 2024 government bonds under the yield target policy, in addition to...

Published on: 12 Nov 2020, 11:24 AM
RBA may buy 3-year government bonds again

Three-year yield on Australian government bonds are currently above the 0.10% target, raising speculation o...

Published on: 12 Nov 2020, 10:51 AM