Interest Rates

Weekend Economist: More than maybe in May

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If the RBA keeps rates on hold, then cuts growth forecasts as few days later, as we expect, it'll be bizarre.

Negative gearing has already been neutered

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In this low interest rate world, negative gearing isn't especially beneficial and messing with it won't fix the budget or improve housing affordability.

Australia on course for growth downgrade

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RBA tipped to reduce growth forecasts as prospect of rate cuts remains in focus.

RBA signals further rate cuts

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RBA minutes show board waiting for inflation, economic data before moving cash rate.

Aust dollar sinks on RBA comments

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Local unit loses US1c after Glenn Stevens talks down currency, spruiks rate cut prospects.

RBA's Edwards welcomes jobs data

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John Edwards says latest economic numbers show Australia 'very far' from recession.

Fed's Bullard sees need for rate hike

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James Bullard says 'now' appears to be appropriate time to start raising rates.

IMF sees Aust jobless rate holding above 6%

by AAP
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Report says lower interest rates will help local growth climb back to 3.2% in 2016.

Weekend Economist: The inevitability of lower rates

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The RBA may have held rates unexpectedly in April, but all signs still point to a May cut as trend growth remains at risk.

ASIC probes spike in Aust dollar

by AAP
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Financial market watchdog again investigating currency moves ahead of RBA decision.

RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%

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Reserve Bank board keeps official cash rate at record low level after February cut.

The household spending spree won't last

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The household sector will receive a booster shot if the RBA cuts rates, but there are a number of factors that will keep a lid on spending over the medium term.

Why the RBA should pull the rate cut trigger

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The Australian dollar is on its way to US60c and the longer it takes the worse it will be for domestic growth.

RBA rate cut imminent: analysts

by AAP
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Reserve Bank tipped to cut rates either this afternoon or at next month's meeting.

High-tech traders storm bond market

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Offshore firms making millions through high-tech trading, flash crash fears rising: report.

RBA rate cut on the way: economists

by AAP
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Twenty economists surveyed expect the RBA to lower the cash rate to 2% by May.

Inflation stays below RBA's target band

by AAP
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Lagging inflation below 2% to 3% keeps door open for rate cuts: TD Securities.

Australians ditch fixed-rate loans

by AAP
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Australians flock to variable loans, amid expectations RBA will cut interest rates.

Fed's Lockhart warns on US dollar

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Dennis Lockhart says he's now watching the dollar more closely, could impact rates call.

Don't cut rates further: Gonski

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ANZ chairman David Gonski says cheap oil and falling dollar are stimulating economy.

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