Topic: Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia's central bank. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. It does this by setting the cash rate to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target, working to maintain a strong financial system and efficient payments system, and issuing the nation's banknotes.

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Seven Predictions from the 2018 Directors’ Sentiment Index

Stewards of organisations large and small had optimistic expectations about economic progress in the coming year, with a few exceptions. Read the top seven predictions from Australian directors arisin...

Carol Schwartz: Hidden Reserves

Carol Schwartz AM FAICD occupies a seat in Australia’s most exclusive boardroom, the Reserve Bank. She talks to Damon Kitney about transparency, financial rigour and gender equity.

RBA holding the line on upbeat outlook

The Board of Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) today announced an “unchanged” cash rate for the seventeenth straight meeting, matching the record stretch of policy inactivity set way back in...

Australia is running out of booms

Every director understands the importance of sound financial management as a cornerstone of good governance. It is the same for government, or at least it should be. After all, the maintenance of our ...

Economist: State of Play

The economic performance of the states and territories is one reason the Reserve Bank is keeping interest rates at record lows.

Economic Update: Reserve Bank decision

At Glenn Stevens’ final meeting, the Reserve Bank left interest rates on hold. The AICD’s Chief Economist unpacks that decision and the difficult task ahead for incoming governor Philip Lowe.
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