RBA Paper: Lower Interest Rates Increase Housing Wealth Inequalit...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Lower interest rates increase housing wealth inequality at least in the short term, according a discussion paper published by the Reserve Bank of Australia Monday.

The paper examines the distributional effec...

17 Feb 2020, 12:10 PM
OPINION: RBA’s Lowe and Debelle: One Slightly Dovish, Other Tad H...

By Sophia Rodrigues

We all know the Reserve Bank of Australia has a very weak dovish bias and is reluctant to lower the cash rate further.

But do we know if all members of the monetary policy board share the same view?

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14 Feb 2020, 04:45 PM
Analysis: RBA’s Weak Dovish Bias Because Rate Cuts Working More T...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Last week, the Reserve Bank of Australia signalled a very weak dovish bias that was as good as hold for longer, to the surprise of many.

But what is more surprising is the change in bias was driven by RBA&rs...

11 Feb 2020, 12:00 AM
Analysis: RBA Rate Cut Resistance on Leveraged Loans Rise Amid Lo...

By Sophia Rodrigues

High household debt was always the Reserve Bank of Australia’s main concern when it came to lowering interest rates. But for the first time, the RBA is alert to the risk of low interest rates driving excessive c...

07 Feb 2020, 09:15 AM
Analysis: RBA Rate Unchanged On Lower AUD, Housing View Upgrade

By Sophia Rodrigues

The lower Australian dollar and an upgrade in view on housing sector are two main reasons behind the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 0.75% at the first board meeting of t...

04 Feb 2020, 03:13 PM
Analysis: Lower AUD Means RBA Unlikely to Spring Rate Cut Surpris...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Anyone expecting the Reserve Bank of Australia to pull a surprise on Tuesday is likely to be disappointed because the fall in the Australian dollar since November means there is no pressing need for a cut now.

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03 Feb 2020, 04:16 PM