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RBA cuts to 2.50%

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA cut the official cash rate to 2.50%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Global growth running little below average this... » Read more

Aussie Q2 CPI Report

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q2 2013 CPI data today at 11.30am AEST. Consumer prices rose by 0.4% in Q2. (0.5% exp) The annualised figure rose by 2.4%.... » Read more

RBA June Minutes Less Dovish

The RBA released the minutes of the June 2nd Board meeting where they kept rates on hold at 2.75%, at 11.30am AEST today. The pertinent points were: • A$ drop... » Read more

Chinese GDP As Expected in Q1 2013

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics released a raft of economic data today at 12.00pm AEST. All figures released are annualised. GDP for Q2 2013 rose by 7.5% (7.5%... » Read more

Aussie Unemployment Rate at 4 Year High

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for June 2013 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate rose to 5.7%. (5.6% exp) Net employment increased by 10,300. (0... » Read more

RBA On Hold In July; reiterates scope for further easing

Dear Chris, At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA kept rates on hold at 2.75%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: - Says CPI outlook may provide scope for... » Read more

Aus Jobs Report Better Than Expected In May

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for May 2013 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.5%. (5.6% exp) Net employment increased by 1,100.... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 7/6/2013 – Derek Mumford

Dollar back on the roller-coaster The Australian dollar has plunged back below 95 US cents, giving up most of its strong overnight gains in another day of volatile trading. The currency... » Read more

Trade Balance Remains in Surplus for April

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the April 2013 Trade Balance data at 11.30am AEST today. The Trade surplus came in at A$28 million. (+A$180m exp, +A$307m prev) Imports rose... » Read more

Aussie growth slows in Q1 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released first quarter 2013 GDP at 11.30am AEST today. GDP for Q1 rose by 0.6%. (0.7% exp) The annualised figure came out at 2.5%. (2.7%... » Read more

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