Analysis: Expect Optimism from RBA As Australia Flattens Coronavi...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to leave key monetary policy decisions unchanged on Tuesday but the tone of the statement is likely to be positive compared to the month before.

The RBA’s boar...

04 May 2020, 07:32 PM
Analysis: What’s the Fuss About? Australia’s True Cost of Additio...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government has borrowed around A$25 billion extra this month to meet its COVID-19 related spending needs and the interest expense on that borrowing is a record low 10 basis points or even lower, not the...

30 Apr 2020, 06:44 PM
RBA Lowe Has No Objection to Buying Long-End Bonds But 3-10Yr Mos...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia has no objection in principle to buying government bonds beyond the 10-year term but decided to focus on the 3-10y part of the curve because it was most effective in meeting its goals, Go...

21 Apr 2020, 06:48 PM
Analysis: RBA QE Bond-Buying to Continue But May Become Ad Hoc

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia may move to ad hoc purchases of government bonds to ensure market doesn’t get too addicted to its presence in the secondary market while also making sure it is not sending a signal...

21 Apr 2020, 02:42 PM
Analysis: Australia’s New 2024 Syndicated Issue Could Make New Re...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Faced with a huge borrowing task in the months ahead, the Australian Office of Financial Management is pursuing a clever bond-issuance strategy this week by opting for a medium-term bond using syndicated option.

...

14 Apr 2020, 01:34 PM
RBA FSR: Sharp Property Price Fall Would Present Significant Ris...

Australian households and businesses are mostly well placed to face the large contraction in economic activity associated with the COVID-19 pandemic although it will test their financial resilience, the Reserve Bank of Australia said in its twice-...

09 Apr 2020, 12:42 PM