RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA

Analysis: Why RBA May Have Delayed QE Announcement

By Sophia Rodrigues

A smooth functioning of financial markets may be a prerequisite for the Reserve Bank of Australia to conduct Quantitative Easing especially since it is expected to focus on prices, and that explains why they have not...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 18 Mar 2020, 10:17 AM
Analysis: RBA, RBNZ’s QE; Same Starting Point But Different Purpo...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The antipodean central banks have signalled their next monetary policy move is likely to be Quantitative Easing via purchase of government bonds but their purpose and design for this unconventional tool seems to be co...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 17 Mar 2020, 03:45 PM
Analysis: RBA QE: Bond Buy Only to Support Fwd Guidance; Liquidit...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Purchasing government bonds with forward guidance as the main reason and providing liquidity via enhanced market operations are likely to be the Reserve Bank of Australia’s favoured measures as the cash rat...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 13 Mar 2020, 09:18 AM
OPINION: Would RBA Go Hard, Lower Cash Rate By 50bps Tue?

By Sophia Rodrigues

There is a case for the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower the cash rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday.

The last occasion the RBA delivered a cut of 50bps or more was in May 2012 and prior to that, it was du...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 02 Mar 2020, 12:36 PM
Analysis: RBA Lowe’s Confusing Guidance Means We Missed Key Line

By Sophia Rodrigues

From pricing just 20% probability of a 25 basis point cash rate cut, Australia’s money market is now pricing over 100% chance, making it very likely the Reserve Bank will lower the cash rate when it meets on Tue...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 02 Mar 2020, 10:00 AM
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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RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 14 Feb 2020, 04:45 PM