Stevens RBA Term Saw Mining Boom, Global Financial Crisis: Chart

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens is handing over to his deputy, Philip Lowe, in September after overseeing some of the economy’s most turbulent years. Stevens slashed the benchmark interest rate to historic lows twice -- during the 2008 global financial meltdown, and then amid the current commodities rout. In between those cuts, he also pushed borrowing costs up to stop a mining boom from overheating the economy, spurring the Aussie to a record $1.1081 in July 2011.

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