The reserve bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold

RBA rates hold at 0.75%

The Reserve Bank today decided to hold interest rates at the historic low of 0.75%. The decision to hold interest rates after the October cut was largely expected given a minimal improvement in unemployment and a minor uptick in inflation. RBA governor Philip Lowe said “The low level of interest rates, recent tax cuts, ongoing[…]

Reserve bank of australia keeps rates on hold

RBA drop rates to 0.75% to tackle unemployment

The Reserve Bank has dropped its official cash rate below 1% for the first time as it battles rising unemployment and stimulate a slowing economy. This is the RBA’s third cut since June and comes after data showed the unemployment rate has increased to 5.3%, from 4.9% at the start of the 2019. The big[…]

Rates on hold for September

The RBA has kept the official interest rate on hold at its historic low of 1.0%. This comes after the RBA cut interest rates in June and July this year. Before that, the cash rate had sat at 1.5% for the better almost 3 years. RBA governor Philip Lowe said “Economic growth in Australia over[…]

RBA looks to government for other ways to stimulate the economy

As predicted the Reserve Bank of Australia has maintained it’s record low interest rate of 1%, with no change at this month’s board meeting. The pause in cutting will allow time for RBA governor Philip Lowe time to see how the previous cuts will impact the economy. “It is reasonable to expect that an extended[…]

Rate cut brings interest rates to a new low

The RBA has just announced it’s second rate cut in a row, bringing the cash rate down to a historic low of 1 per cent. Last month RBA governor Philip Lowe hinted at another rate cut, commented that it was “unrealistic to expect that lowering interest rates by quarter of a percentage point will materially[…]

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[…]

The reserve bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold

RBA keeps rates on hold despite their less optimistic view of the Australian economy

  After a 2 month summer break, the RBA has kept interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent. In recent times the RBA has maintained a fairly optimistic view on the economy, however they did note in the post-meeting statement that “downside risks” have increased. Today’s meeting confirmed that the RBA hasn’t changed course,[…]

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[…]