Why Is Wage Growth So Low?

https://www.rba.gov.au/publications/bulletin/2015/jun/pdf/bu-0615-2.pdf stronger growth in labour productivity has worked to contain growth in labour costs Declining wage growth reflects spare capacity in the labour market, a decline in inflation expectations, a lower terms of trade, and the need for the real exchange rate to adjust to improve international competitiveness. Decline in ToT and fall in mining…… Continue reading Why Is Wage Growth So Low?

Summary of the April RBA monetary policy meeting

http://www.rba.gov.au/monetary-policy/rba-board-minutes/2017/2017-04-04.html International economic conditions Global economic conditions have improved over 2017 Growth in industrial production has increased Business conditions in manufacturing and services sectors at high levels Significant increase in the growth of global merchandise trade volumes, driven by stronger demand from east Asia and the US Merchandise imports to some emerging markets has stopped…… Continue reading Summary of the April RBA monetary policy meeting

2017 April- RBA leaves cash rate unchanged at 1.5%

http://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2017/mr-17-07.html The RBA left the cash rate at 1.5% at its April meeting, due to the following reasons: Conditions in the global economy have improved, with both global trade and industrial production picking up. Growth in China, our largest trading partner, is being supported by higher spending on infrastructure and property spending – however medium…… Continue reading 2017 April- RBA leaves cash rate unchanged at 1.5%