Interest rates

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Greens-Coalition alliance may force Chalmers to keep power to overrule RBA on rates
Chalmers had announced plans to scrap the veto power but former treasurers and RBA governors say it is a vital ‘safety valve’

Amy Remeikis

25, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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The RBA says it’s still worried about inflation, but few believe this will mean higher interest rates | Greg Jericho
Instead of claiming demand factors are the main reason for inflation, the spotlight should be on companies’ pricing decisions

Greg Jericho

07, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Thought we were on target for a rate cut? The RBA says it’s time to come back to earth | Peter Hannam
RBA governor Michele Bullock wants to make Australian inflation is truly under control before releasing the handbrake on interest rates

Peter Hannam

06, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Inflation’s under control – now it’s time to worry about the economic health of households | Greg Jericho
We might be safe from further interest rate rises but most Australians are still doing it tough and keeping their purses closed

Greg Jericho

01, Feb, 2024 @12:03 AM

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Australia’s property market upswing continues as house prices and rents rise again
Home values rose 0.4% in January and rents increased 0.8% but the housing market remained varied around the country

Cait Kelly

31, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Stage-three tax cut changes will have minimal effect on inflation, economists predict
Banks say tax tweaks approved by Anthony Albanese’s cabinet may slow pace of RBA interest rate cuts and further reforms are needed to fill budget shortfalls

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

24, Jan, 2024 @4:18 AM

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Neither a pandemic nor interest rate rises: can anything dent the Australian housing market? | Greg Jericho
The entire political focus over the past 40 years has been to keep house prices from falling, or even abating

Greg Jericho

17, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Australia’s inflation falls further than expected as prices rise at slowest pace in almost two years
November figures will give RBA some comfort that its interest rate hikes are working

Peter Hannam

10, Jan, 2024 @12:46 AM

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Golden zone: could Australia’s economy pull off a miracle in 2024?
Signs suggest inflation and interest rates may fall considerably without killing growth or employment. The government will be desperately hoping so

Peter Hannam

02, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Australia’s property market faces fresh peaks and troughs with slowing prices and interest rates tipped to drop
Price trends are unlikely to be straightforward in 2024, even if the RBA’s next move is a rate reduction

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

01, Jan, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Federal budget improvement is good news for Jim Chalmers but households still face squeeze
While commodity prices are propping up revenue and a likely surplus, household consumption is flat and savings have fallen – and there’s an election coming

Peter Hannam

13, Dec, 2023 @12:33 AM

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Pre-emptive disaster declarations for Cairns and Townsville – as it happened
This blog is now closed.

Henry Belot and Emily Wind (earlier)

12, Dec, 2023 @7:13 AM

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