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- 30 Mar 2023 Daily Report 30 March 2023It was quite an optimistic night in the global financial markets, with US and European stocks seeing decent gains, supported by positive earnings outlooks from US companies.
- 24 Mar 2023 Market WATCh Weekly 24 March 2023The risk of broader contagion in the global financial markets has been averted for now, which allowed central banks in the advanced economies, including the Fed, to increase policy rates this week. The RBA Board minutes confirmed that a pause in tightening is being considered for April. The Judo Bank flash PMIs suggested that the Aussie private sector activity slid back into contraction in March.
- 07 Mar 2023 RBA Update - March 2023At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to lift its interest rates by 25 basis points, increasing the cash rate target to 3.60%, and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances to 3.50%. The decision was in line with the market expectations. A separate dataset shows that the RBA’s bond holdings were broadly unchanged at A$350.5b in February.
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