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Pay rise not likely anytime soon with wage growth at record lows - ABC Online

Chances are you're not. I mean, who is? Unless you're earning more money than you know what to do with. Even if you're on an above-average wage, most Australians still want a raise. The costs of living (especially utilities bills, and health insurance ...and more »

Australia's interest rates aren't as stimulatory as RBA thinks - The Sydney Morning Herald

For Australian central bank watchers, it seems no one is neutral on where neutral actually is. Economists and money markets are betting the point at which interest rates are neither stimulative or restraining is lower than the central bank's estimate ...and more »

RBA holds cash rate at record low 1.5% in August - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Reserve Bank has kept its cash rate on hold at a record low of 1.5 per cent for the eleventh consecutive month, providing little indication of when it will allow rates to rise. The decision at Tuesday's board meeting comes ahead of the release of ...and more »

Reserve Bank interest rates, Aussie dollar jumps, Wall St mixed, ASX set for weak open - ABC Online

The Australian share market is headed for a weak start when the ASX opens for trading. Market snapshot at 8:00am (AEST):. ASX SPI 200 futures flat at 5,660, ASX 200 (Monday close) +0.3pc at 5,721; AUD: 80.00 US cents, 60.55 British pence, 67.56 euro ...and more »

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THE Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at its record low of 1.5 per cent, marking one year since the last move. Frank Chung@franks_chung · 1, 20174:15pm. Video; Image. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...and more »

Reserve Bank holds interest rates at record low 1.5pc - The Australian Financial Review

Ahead of Tuesday's meeting, traders were pricing in a 52 per cent chance of a hike for May 2018. Pat Scala. Share on twitter. by Vesna Poljak. The Reserve Bank of Australia has signalled greater discomfort with the appreciating Australian dollar which ...and more »

Australia's central bank keeps policy rate, says local currency's strength to weigh on growth - CNBC

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its benchmark rate unchanged on Tuesday in a widely expected move. The country's cash rate has stayed at 1.5 percent since August 2016. On the Australian dollar, the RBA said the recent strength "is expected to ...and more »

Reserve Bank holds interest rates at record low 1.5pc, warns on high Aussie dollar - ABC Online

Despite being under pressure from tepid economic growth, weak inflation and a surging Australian dollar, the Reserve Bank has left interest rates unchanged at its August board meeting. The stance was all but universally expected, given RBA governor ...and more »


The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left interest rates unchanged at 1.5% at the conclusion of its August monetary policy meeting, an outcome that was widely expected across financial markets. However, while that was seen as a near-certainty, what ...and more »

Here's what economists are saying about the RBA's more forceful tone towards the Australian dollar - Business Insider Australia

It also maintained a neutral bias on interest rates in the final paragraph of the statement, again something that was widely expected by the markets. Put simply, rates in Australia are going nowhere fast. However, as usually the case with any RBA ...and more »