RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA

Analysis: Resisting FX Intervention RBA’s Biggest Policy Mistake...

By Sophia Rodrigues

It was sometime in late-2010, the then U.S. Treasury-Secretary Tim Geithner signalled tolerance for a weak US dollar. Although he later denied it, I always considered that a watershed moment.

For the first t...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 22 Jan 2020, 03:51 PM
Analysis: Fading China Stimulus Post-Trade Deal Risk for Australi...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The signing of phase one of US-China trade deal marks a de-escalatation in their two-year long trade dispute but it is unclear if this will lead to a reduction in uncertainty and encourage business investment. As long...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 17 Jan 2020, 02:50 PM
Opinion: RBA Lowe May Have Chance Of Hitting Inflation Target Thi...

By Sophia Rodrigues

For the first time since taking over as the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia in September 2016, there’s a possibility Philip Lowe might see inflation accelerating towards the mid-point of the 2% to 3% t...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 09 Jan 2020, 02:28 PM
Analysis: Money Market Underpricing Risk of Feb RBA Cash Rate Cut

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s money market may be underpricing the risk of a cut in the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate in February as decline in consumer and business sentiment due to the ongoing bushfires adds...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 08 Jan 2020, 12:00 AM
PREVIEW: Rising House Prices, Steady AUD to Support Unch RBA Cash...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Between more monetary easing and an unchanged cash rate, the Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to opt for the latter as it judges a rate cut would unnecessarily hurt household sentiment and thus spending, thus offse...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 03 Dec 2019, 08:59 AM
Analysis: Threshold for RBA QE Low if Lowe Right About H’Hold Deb...

By Sophia Rodrigues

If Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe’s view on household debt is correct, the threshold to consider Quantitative Easing may not be as high as it appears, making second half of 2020 as a likely timin...

RESERVE-BANK-OF-AUSTRALIA, 28 Nov 2019, 03:44 PM