Monthly Archives: February 2018

Economic Update February – infographic

February 2018 Take a visual tour of markets during January. There were strong gains in global shares, China's share market rocketed up, and government bond yields rose sharply in Europe and the US. View full infographic for January markets >>

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Chart of the week: “Back to the future” on share volatility

  VIX Volatility Index Source: US Federal Reserve, St Louis  View larger chart US shares have been in turmoil since February 2nd. The announcement that US wages growth had accelerated to its fastest pace since 2009 was the catalyst for …

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Chart of the week: “Back to the future” on share volatility

  VIX Volatility Index Source: US Federal Reserve, St Louis  View larger chart US shares have been in turmoil since February 2nd. The announcement that US wages growth had accelerated to its fastest pace since 2009 was the catalyst for …

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, February 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There was a broad-based pick-up in the global economy in 2017. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates …

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