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Let's not talk ourselves into an interest rate cut
Opinion
Opinion

Let's not talk ourselves into an interest rate cut

Amid talk of interest rate cuts, it's also important to consider the strengths of the domestic economy.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Recession-free era could turn into something quite unpleasant
RBA

Recession-free era could turn into something quite unpleasant

The RBA governor has underscored how finely-balanced our current economic circumstances appear to be.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Lower rates were once a political positive, but a cut will not be on Scott Morrison's wish list
Analysis
Interest rates

Lower rates were once a political positive, but a cut will not be on Scott Morrison's wish list

Political rhetoric and economic reality are on a collision course.

  • by Shane Wright
RBA says it could cut interest rates over weakening economy
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RBA says it could cut interest rates over weakening economy

The Reserve Bank has revealed it may cut official interest rates.

  • by Shane Wright
Economy shows worrying signs for government ahead of election
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Economy shows worrying signs for government ahead of election

Government could head to the polls with economy sliding as new figures show shoppers shutting their wallets

  • by Shane Wright
RBA holds rates at 1.5%, cuts economic growth forecast
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RBA holds rates at 1.5%, cuts economic growth forecast

Financial markets predict the next move in rates will be down, not up.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Home approvals crater as credit tightens
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Home approvals crater as credit tightens

Approvals to build new homes in Australia collapsed to five-year lows in December as sliding house prices and a squeeze on credit hammered the apartment market.

  • by Wayne Cole & Carolyn Cummins
Local banks hit as JPMorgan settles rate rigging class action
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Local banks hit as JPMorgan settles rate rigging class action

JPMorgan has agreed to pay nearly $10 million and hand over millions of documents that could include evidence of wrongdoing by Australian banks.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Savers' meagre earnings under threat from cash rate cut
RBA

Savers' meagre earnings under threat from cash rate cut

Lenders have been dropping their term deposit rates since December last year, making it even tougher for those living off their savings. More economists are expecting the Reserve Bank to cut the cash rate this year, which would squeeze savers even more

  • by John Collett
ING reveals third out-of-cycle mortgage rate hike in seven months
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ING reveals third out-of-cycle mortgage rate hike in seven months

Online bank ING has lifted its variable rate mortgages for all new and existing customers by 0.15 percentage points, effective from next Thursday.

  • by Stephen Miles
'Waiting for clarity': The Fed's abrupt and disturbing policy shift
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'Waiting for clarity': The Fed's abrupt and disturbing policy shift

In December the US central bank was complacent about the outlook for the world's largest economy. Now it's not. So why are markets celebrating?

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz