RBA cuts interest rates to record low

The Reserve Bank has cut its official interest rate from 1.5% to a historic low of 1.25%. This was a widely expected result and is the first change in the RBA’s policy setting since August 2016. The RBA governor Philip Lowe suggested an upcoming rate cut in last month’s speech. All 43 economists surveyed by Refinitiv[…]

RBA announce rates prior to upcoming election

Despite much anticipation the RBA has decided they will keep rates on hold for another month, announced less than a fortnight out from the federal election. A record low cash rate of 1.5% has now been held since August 2016, although money market traders do not expect it to remain there much longer. It has[…]

Reserve bank of australia keeps rates on hold

RBA keeps rates on hold at record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 per cent at the December meeting of its board, the last meeting for 2018. This is the 26th consecutive time the bank has left the rate on hold, the lowest on record. This record period of inaction by the RBA has now[…]