Central bankers all around the world are in a Machiavellian-style battle to keep their own currencies lower in order to boost competitiveness and inflation, while avoiding a Keynesian liquidity trap where monetary policy via lower rates fails to stimulate demand as intended. One source of uncertainty for the domestic economy is the outlook for consumption.
In his statement, Dr Lowe said that although retail sales had picked up recently, "slow growth in real wages and high levels of household debt are likely to constrain growth in spending".
"With the Australian dollar having rallied by 4¢ against the U.S. dollar since the last board meeting, the central bank could easily have shifted to more aggressively jawboning the currency if they were worried".
Treasurer Scott Morrison's latest federal budget predicted the economy would grow at 2.75 per cent in 2017-18 and 3 per cent in 2018-19.
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The bank noted that forward-looking indicators point to continued growth in employment over the period ahead.
According to data compiled by IHS Markit Britain's Manufacturing PMI jumped from 54.2 to 55.1 in July, rallying from a notable drop in activity in June and beating expectations of only a 0.2% rise. The bank observed that it is also weighing on the outlook for output and employment.
Higher commodity prices, weak U.S. dollar, and the lingering belief that RBA might turn hawkish with its policy, are what keeping the Aussie strong. Housing prices have been rising briskly in some markets, although there are some signs that these conditions are starting to ease. In the eastern capital cities, a considerable additional supply of apartments is scheduled to come on stream over the next couple of years. While some economists might argue high iron ore and coal prices justify a stronger Aussie dollar, the reality is mining companies aren't going to use the windfalls to invest and hire Down Under.
While this had been largely priced in by investors, the RBA's warning that the 'Aussie's recent strength has been placing pressure on the Australian economy caused the antipodean currency to relinquish almost all of its overnight gains. The weakness remains household debt - at a record 190% of income and among the world's highest - which is still outpacing income growth.
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The Vikings announced Sunday that Rhodes had signed a contract extension, but didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Last week, the Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $58 million extension.
That's not the news Clippers fans want to hear, especially coming from an exhibition game. "Estimated times to recover 40 days". For Gallinari to take a swing at someone on the opposing team shows progress for the Clippers .
Some people were lying with broken limbs, while another bled profusely from his head under pieces of furniture and fencing. The vehicle knocked down a white picket fence that served as a barrier between diners and pedestrians on the sidewalk.
The threat has eased somewhat, the intelligence official said, in part due to the implementation of enhanced security measures . Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with US bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices.
Those who know me, know what I ask my advisors: to have everything up to date and properly paid, because I do not want problems. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared in court facing allegations of tax evasion running into millions of euros.
The incentives would only be awarded if Foxconn creates the jobs and pays an average yearly wage of almost $54,000. Critics have also cautioned that Foxconn has made promises before to invest in the US and not followed through.
Each friend will have their own inventory, and if their not around, you can rifle through their stuff in a chest in their cabin. Steam players will be able to take part in the multiplayer beta near the end of the year, with release planned for early 2018.
In contrast to the combative nature of their public dialogue over the past three years, Jones praised Cormier afterward. Obviously, there are many factors that will have to be overcome before a Jones-Lesnar showdown can be cemented.
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Retail sales fell by only 1%, with Ford's share of the retail market actually increasing over the last three months inluding July. Ford also cut fleet sales by 26 percent, and had to stop sales of its Transit commercial van for a few weeks for a recall.
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The deaths were the first and second cases of a child dying of heat stroke in a sweltering vehicle this year, Sgt. Mercedes Fortune told The Washington Post . "You feel like it's something that could happen to anybody".
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Similarly, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have continued to speak out since President Trump announced this sweeping ban. And that is the most important factor by which we should evaluate changes to existing military personnel policy.
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He'd pitched with the A's in 2012 and 2013. "I think we're looking at the experience factor", Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said . These guys, they can swing it a little bit. "You have to fight, compete and grind through every inning and continue to battle".
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The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say. Like the alleged Hamburg attacker, Amri was a failed asylum seeker who could not be deported for lack of documents.