News and interviews on Glenn Stevens including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
It’s the second time in six weeks Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has stood before the Australian public and told us to be more upbeat about the economy.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
The Reserve Bank may have cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 3.25% last week, but only two of the big four banks passed the rate cut on in full to business.
Consumer confidence goes up slightly in June; Macquarie takes a bit of Echo; and Seek abandons its capital plans.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Global markets remain beset with fear, desperate for the next sugar hit of confidence. Your customers could be doing the same.
Delivering a speech in Adelaide today called “The Glass Half Full”, Glenn Stevens said one thing Australia should not do is “try to engineer a return to the boom”.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The banks are under growing pressure to settle electronic money transfers more quickly, after the Reserve Bank said Australia's current system was not meeting consumers' expectations.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Consumer confidence continues to languish, according to new consumer index ratings. But is there some bright news on the horizon?
The RBA’s current jaw-boning is going to exacerbate the supply-side housing problems.
Friday, 13 April 2012
After union boss Paul Howes launched a stinging attack on the RBA this week, it was only fitting that RBA governor Glenn Stevens should respond.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens has told the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics that households are still cautious and may be for some time.
Monday, 16 May 2011
When will the period of “consumer conservatism” come to an end? That is the 64 thousand dollar question.
Thursday, 07 April 2011
Jeff Lawrence has confirmed contractors' worst fears – the unions will be putting more pressure than ever on Labor to implement a raft of devastating new industrial relations laws.
Monday, 07 March 2011
The Reserve Bank Governor isn't one to gloat. But you can certainly sense from the latest interest rate decision that Glenn Stevens is pretty pleased with the state of the economy.
Friday, 04 February 2011
Myer is considering a bid on the Sass & Bide fashion label for a $70 million deal
Wednesday, 02 February 2011
While there is nothing in the RBA's announcement to suggest the bank is contemplating another rate rise anytime soon, it would be disturbing if we went through this half without another lift.
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The RBA has decided to keep the official interest rate steady at 4.75% this month, with the floods in Queensland softening economic activity.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Veteran entrepreneur Lou Coutts questions whether the RBA can really control the economy and inflation with interest rate rises.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Consumers are saving the most they ever have since 1987. But will it continue into 2011?
Tuesday, 07 December 2010
Governor Glenn Stevens says mortgage lending rates are now just above average given the banks’ decisions to raise interest rates above the cash rate.
Friday, 05 November 2010
Around the world traders are looking closely at Ben Bernanke's statements.