Australian Bond Exchange

ABE Weekly: Here We Go Again: Spectre of Rates Hikes Looms

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 19th July 2024   Key points Aussie jobs data sharpens prospect of another rate hike  The China slowdown continues European Central Bank holds rates steady   UK inflation flat at 2%  Global Cash Rates & Inflation  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 4.35%pa and the annual inflation […]

ABE Weekly: U.S. Economy No Longer Overheated

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 12th July 2024   Key points Aussie consumer confidence slides lower Business confidence rises Deflationary pressures persist in China U.S. inflation shows further easing Global Cash Rates & Inflation  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 4.35%pa and the annual inflation rate in the year to May […]

ABE Weekly: Hot Inflation Stokes Rate Rise Fears

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 5th July 2024   Key points Aussie inflation increases to 4% in May Skyrocketing – house prices hit record high Retail sales rebound “Price pressures diminishing” – Federal Reserve What’s next for the UK economy? Global Cash Rates & Inflation  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at […]

ABE Weekly: Prospect of Further Rate Hikes Growing

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 28th June 2024   Key points Wrong direction – Australia’s inflation challenge Construction pain as building costs surge Aussie consumers are becoming less pessimistic Global Cash Rates & Inflation  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 35%pa and the annual inflation rate in the year to May […]

ABE Weekly: Where Next for the RBA?

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 21st June 2024 Key points RBA holds rates steady again World-leading deficits UK inflation returns to target Bank of England holds, but signals rate cuts coming Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 4.35%pa and the annual inflation rate in the […]

ABE Weekly: Federal Reserve Holds Rates Steady – For Now

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 14th June 2024 Key points U.S. inflation eases, Federal Reserve holds In the doldrums – Australian business conditions slide lower Private credit booms Chinese inflation slows Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 35%pa and the annual inflation rate in the […]

ABE Weekly: Europe and Canada Slash Rates

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 7th June 2024   Key points  Bank of Canada cuts European Central Bank cuts Governor Bullock warns on higher rates Australian GDP growth slumps Aussies spend up on overseas travel Global Cash Rates & Inflation  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 4.35%pa and the annual inflation […]

ABE Weekly: Flatlining

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 31st May 2024 Key points Aussie retail sales flatline Monthly inflation indicator higher than expected Construction activity slows Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 35%pa and the annual inflation rate in the year to May is 3.6%. The US cash […]

ABE Weekly: Hawkish Undertones

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 24th May 2024 Key points Rate hikes still a possibility – Federal Reserve and RBA UK inflation falls but less than expected Corporate profits fall worldwide Sign of the times – Telstra axes 2,800 jobs Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits […]

ABE Weekly: “Fraught and Fragile Global Conditions”

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update 17th May 2024 Key points Federal Budget – the quick take Considerable uncertainty in the global economy Cash rate expected to ease from mid-2025 Sighs of relief as U.S. inflation eases Australian business confidence slumps | wage prices down Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) […]