Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 1.5pc - ABC Online

The Reserve Bank has left official interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent for the sixth straight month. Key points: All 72 economists surveyed by Reuters expected interest rates to remain at 1.5pc; Reserve Bank still expects Australian economy to grow ...and more »

Economists deeply divided over Australia's economic path in 2017 - The Sydney Morning Herald

At the start of the year economists seem more divided than ever over Australia's growth outlook. Will 2017 be a year of economic stagnation warranting more Reserve Bank of Australia rate cuts or will growth pick up, putting pressure on the central bank ...and more »

With $1 trillion of Australian mortgages, the RBA might be getting worried - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Reserve Bank of Australia frequently seeks feedback on the health of the economy. It might want to call the debt counsellors soon. Homeowners, consumers and property investors around Australia are making more calls to financial helplines as three ...and more »

Reserve Bank leaves rates on hold in February - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left its cash rate steady at 1.5 per cent for the fifth consecutive board meeting as it prepares to release forecasts showing economic growth picking up and inflation climbing from 1.5 per cent to more than 2 per cent.and more »

Markets Live: ASX bounces off 2017 low - The Sydney Morning Herald

Shares reverse sharp early losses that had the ASX 200 at 2017 lows to end the session slightly higher, led by a recovery in miners, while the RBA keeps the cash rate on hold, as widely expected. The Aussie dollar jumps against US dollar and euro after ...and more »

Here's what economists thought about the RBA rate decision - Business Insider Australia

The RBA's first monetary policy meeting has now come and gone, and, as expected, it left interest rates unchanged. However, it still caught the eye of financial markets. It was the cautiously optimistic (and somewhat lengthier-than-usual) monetary ...and more »

RBA leaves rates unchanged, flags pick-up in economic growth - Business Insider Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left interest rates unchanged at 1.5% at the conclusion its February monetary policy meeting, an outcome that was widely expected by markets and economists alike. In the accompanying monetary policy statement, the ...and more »

Patient Reserve Bank upbeat on outlook - Herald Sun

RESERVE Bank governor Philip Lowe has delivered an upbeat assessment of the economy, dismissing fears of a recession while maintaining a steady hand on the cash rate. Returning to the coalface on Tuesday with evidence of a rebound in US jobs and ...and more »

Macquarie still thinks the RBA will cut twice this year - Business Insider Australia

If there was a talking point to come from the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) first rate meeting of the year, it was the cautiously optimistic tone throughout its February policy statement. The bank suggested that the shock 0.5% GDP contraction in ...and more »

Why Australian interest rates are unlikely to return to pre GFC levels - Business Insider Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia's cash rate currently sits at 1.5%, well below the 7.25% level just before the onset of the global financial crisis in late 2008. In an attempt to offset the effects of that crisis, and more recently, help the Australian ...and more »