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      August 29, 2016

      Australian new housing sales fall most since 2006

      New home sales in Australia fell in July by the most in almost a decade. Total sales fell 9.7 per cent in July, having...

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      August 23, 2016

      Australian consumer confidence hits highest since 2013

      They look like a bunch of happy little Vegemites as a weekly measure of consumer confidence in Australia has hit its...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Australian wage growth lags despite overall resilience

      Wage growth Down Under continued to underwhelm in the second quarter, sounding a dour note in a week during which the...

    2. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      RBA minutes upbeat despite decision to ease

      Things are sort of OK, but could be better – that’s the message from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s most recent set of...

    3. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Another triple-whammy for US stocks

      It looks like another relatively subdued day for Asian stocks, according to futures, even as all three US equities...

    4. August 12, 2016

      Wall St retreats after record-setting day

      Friday 21:00 BST. Wall Street paused for breath following Thursday’s record-setting session as some disappointing...

    5. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      RBA's Stevens: 'We need some realism' on monetary policy limits

      He may not have been wearing a glitter tattoo (a la Mark Carney), but Glenn Stevens – in his final speech as governor...

    6. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Aussie property lending to investors continues march ahead

      Lending to buyers of Australian properties purely looking to make a return on an investment has outpaced that made to...

    7. August 9, 2016

      Breathing space in EM deflation fight

      Investors are betting two of Asia’s major central banks — the Bank of Japan and the Reserve Bank of Australia — will...

    8. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Stocks fall back, oil declines as summer lull sets in

      Trading across global stock markets is tentative after Wall Street eased from a record high and oil prices shed some of...

    9. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Australian dollar slides as NAB flags RBA rate cuts, QE

      Vanity Fair, in a recent interview with Margot Robbie, the Australian actress and collaterlised debt obligation...

    10. August 5, 2016

      S&P 500 hits record after US job report

      Friday 19 :30 BST. US stocks hit record highs, the dollar rallied and Treasury prices sank as July’s robust non-farm...

    11. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      BoE takes global rate-cut tally to... 666

      The Mark of the Carney. The number of the BoEast. Some pub quiz trivia for you: Bank of America Merrill Lynch points...

    12. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Asia looks to end shaky week on up-note, pound firms post-BoE

      The British pound was recovering in Asia after tumbling on Thursday as the Bank of England cut interest rates and...

    13. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      RBA foresees slow path to inflation target

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has said inflation is likely to remain below 2 per cent, the lower end of its target...

    14. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Services PMIs, but OMG, Japan

      Sure there were renewed concerns about the European banking sector overnight, as well as lower oil prices, but it’s...

    15. August 2, 2016

      Equities hurt by European bank worries

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Global equities came under renewed pressure as concerns about the European banking sector...

    16. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      European equities weaker, government bond yields rising

      Stock benchmarks are mostly weaker and government bond yields are rising amid signs markets are becoming inured to...

    17. August 2, 2016

      Australia cuts interest rates to record low 1.5%

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to a fresh record low of 1.5 per cent to try and stimulate an...

    18. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      RBA cuts benchmark rate to 1.5%, Aussie tumbles

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has taken its benchmark lending rate to a new record low in its second cut this year, as...

    19. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Australian market treads water pre-RBA, Japan down

      The Australian market was in focus today, with equities softening and government bond yields hitting a record low ahead...

    20. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Australian 10-yr bond yield hits record low ahead of RBA

      “There’s no hurry, you see, we have all the yield in the world” … except when yields are at record lows and we have...

    21. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: RBA in the spotlight

      Asian markets are expected to latch on to a weak overnight lead from both sides of the Atlantic and a renewed bout of...

    22. August 1, 2016

      All eyes on Glenn Stevens’ farewell bundle

      When Glenn Stevens leaves the Reserve Bank of Australia next month after a decade at the helm, investors around the...

    23. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      More Aussie inflation data raises pressure on RBA

      Consumer price inflation in Australia remains sluggish according to a closely-watched inflation survey, raising the...

    24. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Aussie private sector credit lending still expanding

      Australian private sector credit growth in June fell short of expectations – but overall there was no major pullback...

    25. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Asian markets mostly higher, Aussie dollar weaker after CPI

      Markets around Asia were mostly higher as key meetings for global central banks loomed, and Japanese shares were...

    26. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Rate cut on the table as Australian 2Q inflation cools

      The possibility of the Reserve Bank of Australia cutting interest rates at next week’s policy meeting is still in play...

    27. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Australia inflation, FOMC meeting

      Wall Street sputtered higher overnight as investors moved to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy...

    28. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      RBA calm post-Brexit, but awaiting more data

      The Reserve Bank of Australia remains in wait-and-see mode, but it definitely isn’t too worried about Brexit. Minutes...

    29. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Australian credit spending increases in May

      The RBA’s decision to cut the benchmark interest rate in late spring appears to have boosted consumers’ propensity to...

    30. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Investors dominate Australian property lending

      Lending to buyers of Australian properties looking to make an investment and return has outpaced that made to regular...

    31. July 6, 2016

      Sterling hits 31-year low amid resurgent Brexit jitters

      The pound plumbed new depths against the dollar and investors rushed for the perceived havens of gold and government...

    32. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Australian, Japanese bond yields hit record lows

      Surprise, surprise, but yields on the government bonds of both Australia and Japan have hit record lows this morning....

    33. July 5, 2016

      US Treasury yields slide to record lows

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. A renewed bout of nerves regarding the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU pushed sterling to a...

    34. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Post-Brexit rally faltering, pound under pressure

      Stocks are faltering after their post-Brexit rally while government bond yields hug record lows as worries over...

    35. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Reserve Bank of Australia - economists react

      Is this the world’s most underwhelming monetary policy statement? The market seems to think so. The Aussie dollar rose...

    36. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      RBA stands pat on policy post-Brexit

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has stood pat in the first policy decision by a major economy following the UK’s...

    37. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Australian 10-year yields hit record as RBA looms

      A quick update on Australian markets just a short while out from today’s Reserve Bank of Australia policy decision. The...

    38. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Australian stocks lead Asia lower ahead of RBA

      Australian shares were leading markets around Asia lower ahead of the country’s central bank meeting, with other...

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