Office workers take their lunch at a food court in Sydney, Australia. Reuters
Australia’s strong economic performance of recent decades has allowed its central bank to avoid the kinds of unorthodox policies seen in other countries, but record low rates mean less conventional measures may be needed to tackle new challenges.
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.
Australian pension funds are sitting on a A$245 billion ($167.38 billion) ‘wall of money’ that will probably flow overseas because of a lack of domestic options, asset managers say.
Non-oil trade exchange between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached Dhs417.6 billion over the past five years, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has stated.
The UAE Central Bank has announced that gross bank assets, including bankers’ acceptances, rose by 0.3 per cent, increasing from Dhs2,975.8 billion at the end of July 2019, to Dhs2,983.4 billion at the end of August 2019.
Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the UAE Maritime Week 2019, the pioneering regional maritime event,