RBA - The Reserve Bank of Australia
6:49PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 | Australian consumers are shifting their dollars from retail to experience-based activities, with the amusement and entertainment category recording the strongest sales growth of any sector.
6:42PM | Tuesday, 14 June 2011 | Business conditions deteriorated sharply in May, according to the latest NAB survey, while non-mining sectors such as retail and manufacturing continue to drag on business confidence.
6:10PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 | ABS figures reveal the unemployment rate has remained steady at 4.9% despite 22,000 full-time jobs being lost in May.
6:42PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 | Industry groups have criticised a plan by the Reserve Bank to cap surcharge fees on credit card transactions, claiming the move would unfairly target smaller companies.
6:29AM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 | The RBA is prepared to cap surcharges on credit card transactions to prevent merchants from gouging customers through excessive fees.
6:37PM | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 | Interest rates have remained on hold for another month, but economists say the reprieve is likely to be short-lived after the Reserve Bank warned the cash rate will have to rise “at some point” due to potential inflation pressures.
6:41PM | Monday, 6 June 2011 | Job advertisements fell for the second straight month in May, making it the first time the economy has seen two consecutive months of negative job ads since July 2009.
6:50PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 | The Australian economy has suffered its biggest quarterly contraction in 20 years, with gross domestic product falling 1.2% in the March quarter, according to the ABS.
5:40PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Retailers should expect weak trading conditions to continue due an unsteady property market, according to a new report.
5:00AM | Thursday, 19 May 2011 | Consumer sentiment fell by 1.3% in May to 103.9 points, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute of Consumer Sentiment, making it the lowest level of the index since June 2010.