Tag: interest rates

Interest rate update: RBA holds rates at June meeting

The cash rate for March 2020 has been announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia following its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

One word repeated 9 times explains why the RBA cut: it’s...

Never has a virus featured so prominently in a Reserve Bank statement. The word “coronavirus” is mentioned nine times in the governor’s seven-paragraph statement. Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow,...

The RBA’s shift to worrying about financial stability could be hurting...

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is making an explicit trade-off between inflation and financial stability concerns. And this could be weighing on Australians’...

How do interest rates affect me?

If you're looking to purchase an investment property, or simply saving for your first home, you'll be aware of the RBA's interest rate and...

Australia heads into 2018 with mixed economic signals

Since housing is the main thing that Australians seem to talk about (even when the Ashes is on), let’s start with that. By Richard Holden...

Vital Signs: the RBA was right to keep rates on hold

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic...

Vital Signs: have we finally reached ‘peak’ house prices?

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic...

Opinion: Why housing affordability talk is just hot air

By Martin North, cross-posted from the Digital Finance Analytics Blog: So, suddenly it's politically correct to be discussing “housing affordability”. But talk is cheap, as...

Why every generation feels entitled

It’s a time-honoured tradition for older and younger generations of Australians to argue about whether government is treating them fairly. By John Daley and Brendan...