The Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney. Agence France-Presse
Australia’s central bank on Tuesday cut interest rates for the second time in as many months as it strives to revive a sluggish economy and reduce unemployment, a tough task that may yet require even more stimulus.
Central banks in Asia, Australia and New Zealand (NZ) have joined a brewing global currency war by slashing interest rates and pledging to keep them down, worrying markets over the risk of a chase to the bottom.
Australia’s central bank will consider cutting interest rates next month, Governor Philip Lowe said on Tuesday as the resource-rich economy looked set to join some of its global counterparts in easing financial conditions to boost growth. Lowe also urged the country’s newly re-elected government
Australia’s industrial relations umpire raised the national minimum wage by 3 per cent from July 1, a smaller pay rise than the 3.5 per cent increase enjoyed by workers last year, reflecting a weakening economy and cooling inflation.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday visited a side exhibition of the Global Business Forum Africa held in Jumeirah City.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announced on Monday during the Dubai Airshow that lessor Palma Holding (Palma) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 20 Dash 8-400 aircraft. The parties are working to finalize a purchase agreement.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named as an Official Expo 2020 partner following the signing of a partnership agreement between the two organisations, Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State