Monthly Archives: May 2019

Chart of the week: Australia’s puzzling labour market appears set for a solution?

17 May 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist Sources: Reserve Bank of Australia and Datastream. A key strength of the Australian economy has been the labour market. In the past year to April 2019, there has been robust …

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May Economic Update with Bob Cunneen

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Portfolio Specialist, Sinead Rafferty.

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Chart of the week: Should the Reserve Bank cut interest rates to support Australia’s economic growth?

8 May 2019 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist RBA cash interest rate vs leading indicators Source: Reserve Bank of Australia and Datastream. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is under considerable pressure to cut interest rates. This seems …

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision, May 2019

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although the risks are tilted to the downside. Growth in international trade has declined and investment intentions …

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