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RBA leaves door open for further rate cuts - 04 May 2012

The Reserve Bank has signalled that further interest rate cuts are a possibility. The downgraded its near-term forecasts and inflation is now... read more >

Sharemarket: Slow progress, but recovery intact - 04 May 2012

Sharemarket recovery intact: Despite all the worries about the domestic and global economies, the ASX 200 index has lifted over 9 per cent... read more >

Petrol relief in sight; New home sales slump - 30 April 2012

Petrol price hits fresh high: According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum the national average retail petrol price rose by 0.6 cents to... read more >

Cuts are coming - 30 April 2012

Stand by for an interest rate cut next Tuesday and if it isn’t a 0.5 per cent rate reduction, you can bet there will be more rate cuts... read more >

Aussie 10-year bond yields hit 61-year low - 24 April 2012

Aussie bond yields have plunged. Yields on Australian 10-year bonds have fallen to the lowest levels since the early 1950s. This afternoon... read more >

Rate cut all but certain after weak inflation data - 24 April 2012

The Consumer Price Index – the main measure of inflation in Australia – rose by 0.1 per cent in the March quarter, well below... read more >

Petrol relief in sight; Business deflation? - 23 April 2012

Petrol prices have stabilised. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average retail petrol price fell by 0.1 cents... read more >

State of the States, Q1 2012 - 23 April 2012

How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators:... read more >

CBA cards data – shift to online gains traction - 20 April 2012

Commonwealth Bank Equity Research Analysts have analysed the spending habits of three million customers across 109 fashion merchants to... read more >

Economy-wide spending still lifting - 20 April 2012

New figures point to a consolidation of the recovery in economy-wide spending. The Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) rose by... read more >

Cheapest imported goods in 20 years - 20 April 2012

Cheaper imported goods – prices of imported goods fell by 1.2 per cent in the March quarter, with all but one of the major categories... read more >

Jobless rates spike in Melbourne - 19 April 2012

Unemployment is up in Victoria. In March, the unadjusted unemployment rate in Victoria hit a three-year high of 6.2 per cent in March. In... read more >

Rate cut on the horizon; Record SUV sales - 17 April 2012

The latest Reserve Bank Board minutes confirms that a rate cut is on the cards for next month provided inflation remains in check.... read more >

Petrol relief in sight; Lacklustre lending - 16 April 2012

Petrol prices stabilise. According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average retail petrol price rose by 0.1 cents to... read more >

Best Budget result in 30 months - 16 April 2012

Budget is improving. The underlying budget deficit for the twelve months to February stood at $36.55 billion – the smallest deficit in... read more >

China achieves soft landing, now for the recovery - 13 April 2012

Chinese economic data was weaker than expected. The Chinese economy grew at an 8.1 per cent annual rate in the March quarter (consensus 8.4... read more >

S&P/ASX 200 up 0.81%; Unemployment stays at 5.2% - 12 April 2012

Aussie shares closed higher today with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.81 per cent as the unemployment rate remained steady. The S&P/ASX 200... read more >

More jobs in March, but outlook still murky - 12 April 2012

Employment rebounds – employment rose by 44,000 in March after falling by 15,400 in February. Economists had expected a 7000 lift in... read more >

Despondent consumers; Home loans sink - 11 April 2012

Aussie consumers are still decidedly pessimistic. The Westpac/Melbourne Institute index of consumer confidence fell by 1.6 per cent in April... read more >

Eyes wide shut? Further petrol pain ahead - 10 April 2012

Cautious businesses – the NAB business confidence index rose from a five-month low of +0.7 in February to +2.6 in March, but this was... read more >

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