Monthly Archives: February 2019

Chart of the week: Is money too tight to mention in Australia?

27 February 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Australian shares vs credit conditions Sources: Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Sensis.  Australians appear to be facing tougher conditions when borrowing money.  Notably the …

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Chart of the week: Australia’s underperformance on unemployment

22 February 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist       Source:  Reserve Bank of Australia and Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia has recorded strong jobs growth over recent years. Australia’s unemployment rate has also managed to gradually …

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Chart of the week: Is Australia’s confidence a concern?

14 February 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Source:  NAB Business Survey and Westpac Melbourne Institute (WMI) Consumer Sentiment survey. Confidence is a key indicator for economic growth. Consumer spending, housing construction and business investment can all depend …

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Chart of the week: Has the fed cause to pause on raising us interest rates?

05 February 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist                      US interest rates (Fed funds interest rates) vs Wages (Average hourly earnings)                       …

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, February 2019

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy grew above trend in 2018, although it slowed in the second half of the year. Unemployment rates in most advanced economies are …

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