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RBA Archives

International retailers significantly impact local prices: RBA

Overseas players have dramatically reduced prices in Australia, said RBA.

Zip gains retailers as buy now pay later comes under attack

As buy now pay later becomes more popular, the RBA is taking a closer look at surcharges.

Retail suffers weakest conditions in Australia: RBA

Around 60 per cent of retailers review prices daily or weekly.

Steady interest rate to boost economy

The RBA holds interest rate steady for 24th consecutive month.

Wages hitting ‘sense of prosperity’: RBA

Rate hike only likely after wage recovery.

Troubling signs for retail in April

Leading indicator looks bad, but signs wage growth is picking up.

RBA: wage growth rate has “troughed”

RBA Governor sees light at the end of the tunnel for households.

ACCC bans excessive payment fees

Consumer watchdog's ban on excessive fees comes into effect today.

Surcharge Free movement draws mixed reaction

Recently launched initiative urging retailers to absorb transaction surcharges met with mixed views.

RBA imposes limits on excessive surcharges

New rules to cap amounts retailers can charge.

Rate hold disappoints ARA

Unchanged interest rates leaves ARA unhappy ahead of Christmas spending.

RBA leaves rates unchanged

Reserve Bank leaves cash rate at record low for third straight month.

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

Retail bodies say rate cut will build consumer confidence but alone is not enough to stimulate business growth.

RBA defends credit card surcharges

Head of RBA says credit card surcharges help keep price of goods and services down, but review is needed.

Retailers rejoice at rate cuts

Retail bodies optimistic RBA rate decision will build consumer confidence.

Petrol plunge to put brakes on inflation

Inflation figures expected to be lowest in three years following plunge in petrol prices.

RBA leaves rates unchanged

Steady cash rate supports pre-Christmas retail sales.

Dollar loses ground

Dollar weakens as RBA official talks rate cut.

Interest rates: the impact on retailers

Industry bodies urge retailers to remain cautious as RBA leaves cash rate unchanged.

Retailers react to rate stay

Mixed reactions for retailers as RBA leaves interest rates unchanged.