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April 13, 2015

Second Thoughts Over RBA’s Next Move

The big moment for economists last week was the Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the cash rate on hold for a second straight month.  Westpac’s chief […]
April 10, 2015

Sydney Housing Bubble Unlikely to Deter RBA

Sydney is in the midst of a housing bubble but that won’t stop the Reserve Bank cutting rates again, a top economist says.  Unjustified property prices […]
April 9, 2015

NZ Prime Minister: Australia is our Top Risk

While the drivers for New Zealand’s economy remain largely intact, a sharper-than-anticipated slowdown in neighboring Australia poses a threat to growth, Prime Minister John Key warned. […]
April 8, 2015

Australian Consumer Confidence at Lowest in Seven Months

Aussie consumer confidence is at its lowest in seven months but consumers are still feeling reasonably optimistic, thanks to loose monetary policy and buoyant house prices. […]