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Bill Evans says central bank policy is not working

The chorus of those calling for a change in central bank policies around the globe continues to grow. Paul Colgan and I discuss the topic with David Bassanese in Business Insider’s weekly podcast, Devils and Details. You can listen to that here: Now Westpac’s chief economist, Bill Evans, has added […]
Bill Evans says central bank policy is not working
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Westpac’s Bill Evans says the RBA won’t cut rates next week

While Wednesday’s weak inflation report was enough to see some change their tune when it comes to the outlook for Australian interest rates, Westpac chief economist Bill Evans believes it won’t be enough to persuade the RBA to cut interest rates next week. “Until the release of the March quarter […]
Westpac’s Bill Evans says the RBA won’t cut rates next week
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Australian economic growth looks set to remain sluggish

The Westpac-MI leading index, a gauge on likely economic activity looking three to nine months ahead, weakened substantially in December, suggesting that the economy is likely to remain sluggish in the first half of 2016. The index is a summary measure and includes information from a number of domestic markets, […]
Australian economic growth looks set to remain sluggish