October 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

October 3, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

Conditions in the global economy have improved. Labour markets have tightened and above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although Continue reading

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5 reasons commercial property is a great source of stable retirement income

September 14, 2017

Residential property has become the new religion in Australia. The buoyant market, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne where house prices have jumped 75% and 50% respectively in recent years, means residential is constantly talked about and analysed. 

But as more Continue reading

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August 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

August 1, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

Conditions in the global economy are continuing to improve. Labour markets have tightened further and above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, Continue reading

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4 simple steps to picking the right diversified fund

July 13, 2017

Many diversified funds appear similar on the surface, but when you lift the hood, they’re poles apart. Evaluating diversified fund performance can be like comparing the proverbial ‘apples’ with ‘oranges’.

But in this complex and volatile investment environment, choosing the Continue reading

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Why man and machine is the future of finance

July 13, 2017

Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM’s chief innovation officer, was in the room in 2011 when his company’s powerful artificial intelligence (AI) computer, Watson, famously won Jeopardy, defeating the game show’s two most successful contestants. “There was an incredible euphoria,” Meyerson said Continue reading

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