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RBA March minutes

The RBA released the minutes of the March 5th Board meeting where they kept rates on hold at 3.00%, at 11.30am AEDT today. The pertinent points were: • Says... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 18/03/13 – Derek Mumford

Markets Live: Cyprus sparks heavy losses Fears that a new front in the eurozone debt has been opened in Cyprus has seen Australian shares dive to start the week. 5:17pm: Well...to... » Read more

Aussie job creation skyrockets in February

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for February 2013 at 11.30am AEDT today. The unemployment remained steady at 5.4%. (5.5% exp) Net employment increased by 71,500. (+10k... » Read more

RBA leaves rates on hold at 3.00% in March

At its Monetary Policy meeting today, the RBA left rates on hold at 3.00%. The key points in the accompanying statement were: -Global growth forecast a little below average... » Read more

FX Market Risk – Board Reluctance to Manage

Derek Mumford, our Director - Market Risk Advisory gives his thoughts on board reluctance to hedge FX risk. Click on the link below. FX Market Risk - Board Reluctance to... » Read more

Australian Core Inflation Near Middle of RBA Target Band

TThe Australian Bureau of Statistics released Q3 2012 CPI data today at 11.30am AEDT. Consumer prices rose by 1.4% in Q3, more than the 1.0% expected. The annualised figure... » Read more

Bloomberg 23/10/12 – Derek Mumford

The yen weakened past 80 against the dollar as signs that the world’s third-largest economy is moving closer to contraction fanned speculation that the Bank of Japan (8301) will... » Read more

Sydney Morning Herald 23/10/12 – Derek Mumford

The release of the government's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook has provided the Reserve Bank with more ammunition for a Melbourne Cup day rate cut, analysts say. The government unveiled... » Read more

Aussie unemployment rate at 2.5 year high

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Employment report for September 2012 at 11.30am AEST today. The unemployment rate rose to 5.4% from 5.1%. Net employment increased by 14,500, much more... » Read more

Aussie Retail Sales weak in August, Building Approvals down from a year ago

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released August 2012 Retail Sales and Building Approvals data at 11.30am AEST today. Retail Sales rose by 0.2% for the month, less than the 0.4%... » Read more

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