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Australian inflation goes down and prospect of interest rate cut remains

Australian inflation goes down and prospect of interest rate cut remains

Underlying inflation has dropped from 0.5% in June to 0.4% in September, and some economists suspect that means another interest rate cut is on the cardsUnderlying inflation has slipped again, from
'Temporary factors' behind Australia's recent economic growth spurt, IMF says

'Temporary factors' behind Australia's recent economic growth spurt, IMF says

Annual review of the Australian economy also criticises rise in underemployment and longer-term unemployment The Australian economy could expect a stronger performance if the recent improvement in the
Reserve Bank significantly lowers inflation forecast

Reserve Bank significantly lowers inflation forecast

Rise in Australia’s inflation to 2% not expected until mid-2019, so record-low interest rates could remain through 2018The Reserve Bank has conceded it could take longer than expected for inflationary
Australia’s economy could be harmed by Trump’s tax plan, government warned

Australia’s economy could be harmed by Trump’s tax plan, government warned

Thinktank says ‘import protectionism and territorial tax treatment pose significant risks to Australian revenues and trade’Donald Trump’s tax plan may harm Australia’s economy if the government
Australia's interest rate will stay low for years – Reserve Bank governor

Australia's interest rate will stay low for years – Reserve Bank governor

Philip Lowe says RBA officials are still trying to work out what ‘normal’ level of rates may be given slow wages growthThe Reserve Bank governor has confirmed that Australia’s official interest rate
Interest rates are lower than ever. So why is owning a home harder than ever? | Greg Jericho

Interest rates are lower than ever. So why is owning a home harder than ever? | Greg Jericho

In June 1989, the standard variable mortgage rate hit 17%. But that doesn’t mean homebuyers are better off now Today the Reserve Bank is expected to once again keep interest rates on hold – marking 22
Mortgage hikes show the dancing is nearly over at Australia's credit party

Mortgage hikes show the dancing is nearly over at Australia's credit party

Higher rates, tighter lending and falling house prices are a flashing red signal of increased stress in the $1.6tn marketIn 2007, Chuck Prince, the soon to be former boss of the huge American bank
House price falls in Sydney and Melbourne not all bad, Reserve Bank head says

House price falls in Sydney and Melbourne not all bad, Reserve Bank head says

Philip Lowe says he doesn’t see a strong case to change monetary policy in near termDeclining house prices in Sydney and Melbourne should not come as a surprise and are not all bad news, the Reserve
Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison egged by protester in Albury – politics live

Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison egged by protester in Albury – politics live

Prime minister blames ‘cowardly activists’ for egging after being targeted as he leaves a CWA conference. The economy is again in the spotlight, as both parties wait to hear if the bank will cut
Reserve Bank interest rates: RBA meets to decide whether to cut cash rate – live

Reserve Bank interest rates: RBA meets to decide whether to cut cash rate – live

Will they or won’t they? Members of the Australian bank’s board are gathered in Sydney amid speculation that they will reduce borrowing costs. Follow all the updates before the verdict at 2.30pm – and