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RBA's Philip Lowe says Australians fear foreigners and robots

The economy should pick up speed after a sluggish start to the year, Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe said on Monday, while also pointing to several headwinds.

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'Real crisis': RBA's Philip Lowe says Australians fear foreigners and robots

The economy should pick up speed after a sluggish start to the year, Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe said on Monday, while also pointing to several headwinds.

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RBA's Philip Lowe says economy to pick up speed after slow quarter

The economy should pick up speed after a sluggish start to the year, Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe said on Monday, while also pointing to several headwinds.

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Nine months into the job, RBA chief Philip Lowe proves he's chatty not nutty

When Philip Lowe, in his first statement as Reserve Bank governor, said the bank wasn't full of "inflation nutters," he added some rare colour to the often dry world of central bank speak. Nine months on, he has continued to show he's a good talker.

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Aussie dollar breaks through US75¢ to hit one-month high

The Australian dollar hit a one-month high overnight, breaking through the US75¢ barrier after the Reserve Bank reaffirmed its expectations of strengthening economic growth in its monthly statement.

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Reserve Bank keeps interest rates on hold at historic low of 1.5 per cent in June

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate at a record low 1.5 per cent for the 10th consecutive month.

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Reserve Bank leaves official interest rates on hold again over June

The Reserve Bank has decided yet again to leave official interest rates steady over June.

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Out-of-cycle rate rate hikes 'breach trust' in banks : ASIC chief Greg Medcraft

Bank moves to raise their interest rates independently of the Reserve Bank has been central in eroding public trust in the industry, corporate regulator Greg Medcraft says.

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RBA will have to cut rates multiple times this year, says Credit Suisse

The Reserve Bank will need to cut interest rates several times this year as this week's labour data understates the slack in the economy, the bank predictss.

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Reserve Bank not worried by shift to part-time work

Reserve Bank not worried by shift to part-time work

The Reserve Bank says a shift to part-time work does not necessarily equate to weakness in the jobs market, despite part-time employment being around record highs.

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RBA's broken record means no rate moves

The Reserve Bank of Australia thinks the economy is on track for solid growth, but the central bank's optimism has been met with a note of caution from some economists.

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RBA Governor Philip Lowe warns on house prices

It is not  banks turbo-charged by property lending that are the key risk to the economy from any a fall in house prices or rising interest rates rather it is what might happen to consumer spending that worryies the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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RBA governor warns household debt has weakened economy

RBA governor warns household debt has weakened economy

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe warns that wage growth will need to catch up to housing inflation if the Australian economy is to become more resilient to the problems caused by burgeoning household debt.

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Reserve Bank keeps official interest rates steady in May

Rates have now been on hold since August last year when they were cut to the record low 1.5 per cent.

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Reserve Bank leaves cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent in May

The Reserve Bank has left its cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent after inflation moved up to the central bank's target level of 2-3 per cent for the first time since 2014.

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RBA holds interest rates at historic low

RBA holds interest rates at historic low

The Reserve Bank leaves the official cash rate at the historic low of 1.5 per cent at its May meeting.

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Economists support move away from narrow inflation-targeting by RBA

If the Reserve Bank was still retaining its narrow focus on keeping inflation between 2 and 3 per cent per annum, it would be cutting interest rates at its May meeting on Tuesday.

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Reserve Bank warns regulators could take drastic action to cool Sydney, Melbourne housing market

The Reserve Bank has warned regulators it could be forced to clamp down further on home loans and take more drastic action to cool the overheated housing markets.

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Reserve Bank warns regulators could take 'drastic action' to cool Sydney, Melbourne housing market

The Reserve Bank has warned regulators it could be forced to clamp down further on home loans and take more drastic action to cool the overheated housing markets.

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Reserve Bank hints tighter home loan requirements likely

Reserve Bank hints tighter home loan requirements likely

Australia's top financial regulators are poised to take more drastic action to cool hot real estate prices in Sydney and Melbourne, according to the Reserve Bank.

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Reserve Bank sounds warning about new mortgages

One third of new mortgage owners have less than a month's buffer against financial instability, the Reserve Bank has warned.

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Housing market has the Reserve Bank worried

One third of new mortgage owners have less than a month's buffer against financial instability, the Reserve Bank has warned.

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A third of borrowers have little to no mortgage buffer: RBA

A third of borrowers have little to no mortgage buffer: RBA

The Reserve Bank expresses concern that a third of Australian borrowers have little to no buffer on their home loan repayments.

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	RBA says Australian banks are handing out too many loans

RBA says Australian banks are handing out too many loans

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phil Lowe has warned of rising household debt levels with banks across the country handing out 'too many' loans.

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Negative gearing, banks under fire from RBA governor Philip Lowe

Negative gearing, banks under fire from RBA governor Philip Lowe

The Reserve Bank Governor says negative gearing is fuelling an unhealthy investor appetite for interest-only home loans and slams banks for signing up people for loans who should not have them.

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RBA stuck between rock and a hard place on interest rates

RBA stuck between rock and a hard place on interest rates

The Reserve Bank finds itself trapped between a rampant housing market and weak employment, wages and economic growth, writes business editor Ian Verrender.

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Reserve Bank holds interest rates steady at 1.5pc

Reserve Bank holds interest rates steady at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at a record low 1.5 per cent for the eighth month in a row, as it remains torn between a surging housing market and sputtering economy.

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RBA keeps rates on hold amid increasing concern about house prices

The Reserve Bank has held the cash rate steady amid growing pressure to lift rates to contain soaring home prices.

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Reserve Banks leaves official interest rates unchanged in April

Although rates remain on hold, latest economic data remains mixed with the national unemployment rate now at a year high 5.9 per cent.

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8@eight: 'Risk-off' rules on RBA day

The local sharemarket is due to open lower as global markets drifted overnight while the Reserve Bank interest rate decision drops this afternoon.

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ZipMoney takes step towards killing cash and cards

The world is fast moving towards a cashless economy as the Reserve Bank has reveals ATM withdrawals have hit a 15-year low.

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Mining boom is not over, says RBA board member

Mining boom is not over, says RBA board member

Are we being too negative about the resources industry? One Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board member says we are.

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Could Australia be cash free as early as 2020?

Could Australia be cash free as early as 2020?

The Reserve Bank is introducing new technology this year which will push Australia even further towards becoming a cashless society.

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Why 2017 is the 'the year to watch' for the Brisbane apartment market

It comes a week after the Reserve Bank flagged potential tighter lending standards because of the "looming oversupply of apartments in Brisbane in particular".

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Reserve Bank concerned on highly indebted households, real estate bubble

Reserve Bank concerned on highly indebted households, real estate bubble

The March minutes underscores the Reserve Bank's concern about how highly indebted households would deal with a shock from a combination of rising unemployment and falling consumption.

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Sex segregation set to widen says Reserve Bank chief economist Luci Ellis

Australia's starkly sex-segregated workforce will remain that way for at least another decade, as young men and women defy expectations and increasingly self-select into traditionally gendered fields of study.

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Sydney homeless 'safe space' sprung up in Martin Place  

Photos have emerged showing rough sleepers lining along a set of steps just metres from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the New South Wales State Parliament inSydney's Martin Place.

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	Westpac follows NAB and hikes its interest rates

Westpac follows NAB and hikes its interest rates

Westpac is following NAB's lead and hiking home loan interest despite the Reserve Bank of Australia not raising interest rates in six years. Standard home loan rates rise 0.03 per cent.

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NAB sailing the RBA winds to profit

If the Reserve Bank and National Australia Bank were competitors, the consumer watchdog could have a case against them for price signalling.

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	Confidence in Australian housing falls to 40 year low

Confidence in Australian housing falls to 40 year low

Confidence in the Australian housing sector has fallen to a 40-year low, as the Reserve Bank of Australia warns of a potential collapse in the housing market due to oversupply.

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The Reserve Bank's next interest rate increases will have triple the force of 90s hikes

The sheer scale of Australia's household debt means lifting interest rates is going to be a far more sensitive operation than previous tightening cycles.

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Lasker: Fed's move will lift Aussie interest rates too

Lasker: Fed's move will lift Aussie interest rates too

Australia's Reserve Bank may be on hold this year, but the latest US Federal Reserve interest rate hike will push up your mortgage costs.

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	Australia Reserve Bank preparing for house price COLLAPSE

Australia Reserve Bank preparing for house price COLLAPSE

Australia's Reserve Bank is worried an oversupply of apartments will lead to a collapse of the booming housing market.

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	Australia Reserve Bank worried housing market collapse

Australia Reserve Bank worried housing market collapse

Australia's Reserve Bank is worried an oversupply of apartments will lead to a collapse of the booming housing market.

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Reserve Bank worried about collapse in apartment prices

The Reserve Bank is considering tighter bank lending standards amid concern about how the financial system would handle a collapse in housing prices.

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RBA may throw more 'sand in the gears' of the housing market

RBA may throw more 'sand in the gears' of the housing market

The Reserve Bank flags throwing more "sand in the gears" of the housing market, as runaway price rises in Sydney and Melbourne renew bubble fears.

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Reserve Bank signals tighter standards unless banks rein in lending

The RBA is concerned that banks are loosening their lending standards for housing investors, and says it's prepared to act to tighten them unless the banks do so themselves.

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Reserve Bank keeps cash rate at 1.5 per cent in March, no sign of change

The Reserve Bank of Australia has held the cash rate steady at 1.5 per cent amid concern about what another cut would do to the housing market and amid signs the economy is picking up.

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RBA leaves official interest rates steady this March

At its second meeting for the year, the Reserve Bank determined that official interest rates will remain at the record low 1.5 per cent over March.

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Reserve Bank leave interest rates on hold at 1.5pc

Reserve Bank leave interest rates on hold at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at a record low 1.5 per cent for the seventh straight month.

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