News and interviews on Guy Debelle including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 22 February 2010
The RBA says that lack of transparency about the current economic environment was a key reason it remained on the interest rate sidelines this month.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Australian politicians are disgracing themselves daily in parliament. But as long as foreign investors don't notice, there are plenty of reasons for Australian stocks to keep rising.
Monday, 15 February 2010
The RBA generally features somewhere on the weekly financial calendar. But in the coming week the central bank doesn't just feature – it dominates proceedings.
Monday, 07 December 2009
Interest rates have now risen for three consecutive months and the Reserve Bank is giving few hints that it is ready to pause.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
In Canberra, debate has begun over the Federal Government's proposed emissions trading scheme, but Liberal senator Ian MacDonald has called the scheme a shambles.
Monday, 16 November 2009
With just over two weeks until the final Reserve Bank Board meeting of 2009, it's clear that interest rates will finish the year only modestly lower than where they started.
Friday, 24 July 2009
Retailer Country Road reports strong sales and profit growth, despite the flagging economy.
Thursday, 09 October 2008
The co-ordinated 0.5% rate cut announced overnight by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, including even the European Central Bank, was a good start. It has helped settle markets, but it is not enough.
Tuesday, 07 October 2008
In the last hour or so of trading in the US, the margin borrowers had been sold out at the market bottom (as always happens) and there was a huge rush of buying.
Friday, 03 October 2008
A horror week for investors looks like ending on a low, with the Australian sharemarket slumping again this morning after the US House of Representatives vote on the US Government’s $US700 million bailout package was delayed.
Thursday, 06 March 2008
Finance is more expensive – and will soon be harder to get