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
Analysis: One Reason Why the RBA will Cut Cash Rate Tuesday

By Sophia Rodrigues

Ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate decision on Tuesday, market is pricing around 77% chance of a 25 basis points cut and majority of economists are also expecting a cut.

The key questio...

30 Sep 2019, 11:25 AM
Analysis: The Keyword in RBA Lowe’s Speech That Points To Rate Cu...

By Sophia Rodrigues

There was one word in the speech RBA Governor Philip Lowe delivered last night that clearly points to a cash rate cut next Tuesday and it is “marked.”

Lowe used the word twice in the speech when...

25 Sep 2019, 07:41 AM
Insight: Rising Housing Prices Not Worrying RBA

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia isn’t worried that recent cuts in the cash rate has pushed up housing prices and on the contrary, is relying on its impact on household consumption and dwelling construction to prov...

24 Sep 2019, 07:23 AM
Opinion: RBA Oct Cash Rate Cut Seems Like a Done Deal But is 0.5%...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Reserve Bank of Australia is very likely to lower the cash rate at its next board meeting in October. I would go further to say it is a done deal.

The key question now is whether we will see cash rate at...

20 Sep 2019, 07:21 AM
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