Insight: Australia Q1 GDP Not Enough to Spur RBA July Cut

By Sophia Rodrigues

--Weak Labor Force Data, Including Soft Employment May Bring July Cut On Table

--RBA Very Unlikely to Consider 50bps Cut in July

Australia’s first quarter GDP was only slightly softer than th...

07 Jun 2019, 07:16 AM
RBA Cuts Cash Rate as Expected, Next Cut Likely August

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut the cash rate to a new record low of 1.25% and left the door open for further easing as it seeks to reduce the spare capacity in the economy to help achieve the inflation target.


04 Jun 2019, 07:14 AM
Insight: RBA May Be Open to Three Cash Rate Cuts This Year

By Sophia Rodrigues

From a reluctant rate-cutter, the Reserve Bank of Australia might be making an about-turn this year and consider as many as three rate cuts to take the cash rate to 0.75% before the end of 2019.

The RBA may...

29 May 2019, 12:38 AM
Analysis: Higher Labor Participation Likely to Seal RBA June Cut...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia is very likely to lower the cash rate at its next meeting in June as its optimistic view of achieving a rate of unemployment that would be consistent with the inflation target has been da...

16 May 2019, 12:00 AM