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What’s all this talk about a property bubble in Australia? Evidence may suggest otherwise.

There's been a lot of talk about a property bubble lately, but is there real evidence to support such a case? Leading economists from across Australia have weighed in with their opinions, and the overwhelming majority have predicted quite the opposite to the barrage of headlines making waves across media outlets in recent months. In [...]

The RBA has lowered the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0%

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision  At its meeting today, the RBA Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.0 per cent, effective 6 May 2015. The global economy is expanding at a moderate pace, but commodity prices have declined over the past year, in some cases sharply. These trends [...]

Is another interest rate cut looming? Senior economists weigh in.

If economists are right in their predictions, the RBA will cut rates by a further quarter of a per cent when it meets again in May. Senior ANZ economist Felicity Emmet sights a number of factors that point to a likely downward shift in rates; "It's looking like more of a line-ball call this month, [...]