Stories by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist

RBA uses minutes to flag its intent

For the second month in a row, the Reserve Bank of Australia has made a point of using the minutes of its board meeting to modify the impression given by its post-meeting announcement.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist18 Sept. 13 09:23

The J-curve returns to trade balance

Uh-oh, it looks as though the J-curve is back. That's if the July trade figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday are any guide.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist06 Sept. 13 09:31

Import/export firms see surging $A

Businesses expect the pain of a high exchange rate to intensify over the coming year, with exporters saying they will respond by slashing their investment spending.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist14 March 13 11:26

Trade data hint at solid Dec quarter GDP

Economic growth figures are a bit like federal budgets - you get fed bits and pieces before the big day, but even then there are usually some surprises. The budget's not until May 14, but the economic growth figures are looming.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist27 Feb. 13 11:56

Weak jobs trend confirmed by data

ABS figures on Thursday showed a higher jobless rate and confirmed the trend in employment growth is too weak to hold an even higher jobless rate at bay.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist17 Jan. 13 16:05

RBA's Stevens says asset prices matter

RBA governor Glenn Stevens says inflation targeting is important, but that monetary policy has to take account of its effect on asset markets.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist11 Dec. 12 15:50

RBA - more to instability than price booms

A paper by RBA economists argues that there's more to housing maket-led instability than just price and debt levels - housing supply is also crucial.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist21 Aug. 12 14:22

RBA gives no clear pointers on rates

The RBA annoucement on Tuesday that it will keep the cash rate at 3.5 per cent came with no real hint that further cuts are in the pipeline.

Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist07 Aug. 12 16:14