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.
Finance Minister Nirmala SItharaman has said a calibrated and balanced approach to deploying a mix of fiscal, monetary and structural measures by countries can help achieve their growth potential and asked the IMF
British shoppers grew more cautious about their spending in the three months to September despite enjoying real growth in their wages, raising concerns about the health of the economy in the run-up to Brexit.
In yet another milestone in the 5G journey, Etisalat successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G Standalone (SA) call in the UAE and has become the first operator in the Mena region to achieve this milestone.