Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Published: October 4, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Labour market conditions in the advanced economies have improved over the past year, but growth in global industrial production and trade remains subdued. Actions by […]

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How disruption brings investment risk and opportunity

Published: September 16, 2016

Businesses that have succeeded for decades will become unseated by innovative start-ups and tech companies if they don’t adapt to rapid change. At AMP Capital, we looked at the potential impact driverless cars will have on insurers and the economy. Disruption is proving to be a buzz word of 2016. Airbnb, Uber and Tesla have […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – September 2016

Published: September 6, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. Actions […]

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Shares rally but deflation threat looms

Published: August 22, 2016

Global markets rally Global markets have delivered solid gains after the Brexit vote. Factors driving the strength in shares have been fairly consistent. Economic data have been respectable and June quarter corporate profits in the US have been well up on the previous quarter. In addition, central banks have delivered a broadly consistent message of […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – August 2016

Published: August 2, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for […]

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EOFY: how have markets performed?

Published: July 12, 2016

Debbie Alliston, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, AMP Capital. Volatile and weak sharemarkets Sharemarkets were volatile during 2015/16 and delivered poor returns for the period. Sharemarket performance was adversely impacted by a number of concerns, including falling commodity prices and lacklustre global growth. Of particular note, economic growth in China has been weaker than expected; […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – July 2016

Published: July 5, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's […]

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How exchange traded managed funds may provide ease and diversification

Published: June 17, 2016

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become popular with investors due to their simple structure and comparatively low cost. Now, active exchange traded managed funds are available that utilise the same simple structure yet have the ability to respond to current market conditions. According to ASX there were 130 Exchange Traded Products (ETFs and similar products) listed […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – June 2016

Published: June 7, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for a number of emerging market economies. China's growth rate […]

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What does the budget mean for investments?

Published: May 20, 2016

Tax cuts, a superannuation concession wind back and increased fiscal deficit were significant outcomes of this year’s budget announcement – which occurred during the same week as the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) surprise rate cut. Our investment specialists provide insight into how these key economic events will impact specific asset classes, and the consequential […]

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