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.
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.
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations discuss global trade woes on the second day of their annual summit on Sunday, likely laying bare a yawning divide between US President Donald Trump and his Western allies.
More than 64 million people will switch to vaping devices instead of smoking traditional cigarettes over the next three years according to expert forecasts, and Dubai is to provide a global platform for an industry expected to be worth $53.4 billion by 2024.
India’s central government gave a major boost to the automobile industry by announcing a slew of measures to reverse slowdown denting the sector.