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This season's free concerts in the RBA

The Canadian Opera Company has just announced the 14/15 line up for the free lunchtime (mostly) concerts in the very beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre.  139 more words


13 Aug 2014 (TheAge) - Business lift at odds with consumer confidence

(13 August 2014, The Agem BusinessDay, p24, Mark Mulligan)

‘Business confidence is back near the post-election highs of last September, according to one survey, while another says consumer sentiment remains vulnerable to higher unemployment and geopolitical developments. 31 more words

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9 Aug 2014 (AFR) - Benign markets give false sense of security, warns RBA

(9 August 2014, AFR, p4, Jacob Greber Economics correspondent)

‘The Reserve Bank of Australia has a message for investors lulled into a false sense of security by the most benign financial markets in a quarter century: history shows it always ends painfully. 36 more words

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7 Aug 2014 (AFR) - Two-speed office market with a limited life

(7 August 2014, AFR, p42, Matthew Cranston)

‘If the Reserve Bank of Australia needed reassurance the non-resources side of our economy was taking up the post-mining boom slack, latest office vacancy figures will go a long way. 53 more words

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AUD/USD : The RBA remains prudent

The australian central  bank has decided to keep its key rate at 2,50%. This statement did not surprise the market, and the the parity has been stuck since march within (see chart below). 85 more words


AUD/USD : La RBA reste prudente

Hier soir, la banque centrale d’Australie a décidé de garder son taux directeur à 2,50%. Cette annonce n’a pas surpris le marché et le cours est toujours bloqué, depuis le mois de mars, dans sa fourchette de prix (voir graphique ci-dessous). 89 more words


The RBA holds the cash rate at 2.50% for the 12th consecutive month

During its August meeting the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would leave interest rates at 2.50 per cent for a twelfth straight month and continue the longest and lowest period of rate stability in decades. 217 more words

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