Tag Archives: Australian Interest Rates – RBA

US Jobs data hits markets – Aussie Dollar and Euro bounce

June 4, 2012

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By Greg McKenna Stocks plunged more than 2 percent in the US on Friday as the release of a terribly low non-farm payrolls result of just 69,000 and an uptick in the unemployment rate suggest that the US recovery is faltering. The Dow has been dragged into negative territory for the year now and the […]

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Australian Recession coming?

May 4, 2012

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Two things happened yesterday that suggest to me that the Australian economy could be headed for recession. The first was the collapse of the First Fleet trucking company and the second was the release of the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Service Index (PSI) which slumped 7.4 points. Houses and Holes covered it well in […]

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Confidence Slips all over the economy – mining will save us? Hardly!

March 14, 2012

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Rightyo…time to get on my high horse again about the Australian economy and what is not being done by policy makers and the RBA. I live in the Hunter, I worked up until recently as the Treasurer of the dominant Financial Institution in the region, I spend and have spent countless hours, days and weeks getting to know and […]

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RBA day, no cut – has anything changed from last month?

March 6, 2012

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Today’s RBA Board meeting should be a non-event. It’s almost impossible to see given what the RBA said last month and has said in the intervening period for them to do anything but hold rates steady and still maintain any semblance of credibility. The last part of that sentence was probably a little more aggressive than […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

January 30, 2012

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January 30th 2012 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will be […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

January 23, 2012

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January 23rd 2012 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will be […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

January 16, 2012

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January 16th 2011 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will […]

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School Shoes

January 9, 2012

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In the earlier part of last year I mentioned to Greg that I thought the RBA was going to cut even though all the press at the time and the pundits were still talking, aggressively, about rate hikes. I’d seen on the ABC news that the talk was all about the need to hike but […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

December 19, 2011

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December 19th 2011 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by our team here at Lighthouse and we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full blog or economic report. It will be […]

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Data Vault – A weekly wrap up of key economic releases in Australia and beyond

December 12, 2011

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December 12th 2011 Welcome to our weekly Data Vault. The Vault is put together by one of our team here at Lighthouse and edited by me – we offer it as a resource to readers and clients who want to quickly get a feel for the data over the week without having to read a full […]

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