Analysis: Risk of Low Inflation for Longer from RBA’s Flexible In...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Flexibility in meeting the inflation target is a good thing except that too much of anything, including flexibility, may be a bad thing. And that’s exactly what is happening with the Reserve Bank of Australia wh...

30 Oct 2019, 07:18 AM
Opinion: Risk of RBA Policy Error from Distorted Money Market Sig...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s money market is currently placing too much weight on the Reserve Bank’s comments and not enough on assessing economic data. This is distorting the signals it is sending to the policymaker and u...

24 Oct 2019, 07:10 AM
Insight: RBA Unlikely to Keep Powder Dry, Nov Cut Likely

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia doesn’t believe in the “keep the powder dry” argument with regards to monetary policy, and would therefore be prepared to lower the cash rate if its updated forecasts fo...

16 Oct 2019, 07:05 AM
Analysis: Could RBA Prevent QE?

By Sophia Rodrigues

Could the Reserve Bank of Australia make a more clever use of forward guidance as an unconventional monetary policy tool (UMPT) to avoid using other forms of UMPT like quantitative easing?

In theory it could...

10 Oct 2019, 07:03 AM
Insight: RBA More Downbeat on Labor Market, Could Cut Again

By Sophia Rodrigues

A key factor in the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate decision Tuesday was more downbeat outlook for the labor market, that meant the economy needed more stimulus via a cut in the cash rate.

The urgency...

01 Oct 2019, 06:58 AM
RBA cuts cash rate 25bps to a record low 0.75%

By Sophia Rodrigues

Key points from cash rate statement:
1. Forward-looking indicators of labour demand indicate that employment growth is likely to slow from its recent fast rate. 
2.  Economy still has spare cap...

01 Oct 2019, 06:56 AM