Interest rates

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As the election nears, get ready for a lot of talk about how strong our economy is | Greg Jericho
Whenever you hear this, remember two things – we have record low interest rates and a budget deficit bigger than it was during the GFC

Greg Jericho

10, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Twilight’ for Australia’s housing boom as prices to fall 10% in 2023, CBA says
Commonwealth Bank expects a peak in 2022 and then a drop the following year as borrowing costs rise

Peter Hannam

22, Nov, 2021 @3:32 AM

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Australia’s wage crisis won’t be solved until workers are adequately paid for their productivity | Greg Jericho
RBA wants wages to grow 3.5% each year, but efficiency and reward need to go hand in hand

Greg Jericho

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Surging Australian house prices may only face ‘modest’ impact from tighter home loan rules
Stricter standards on households’ ability to pay back loans will do little to stop the booming market, Apra says

Paul Karp

15, Nov, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Don’t fall for rate-raising banks pretending they are doing it tough | Greg Jericho
Banks may have some justification for increasing their fixed mortgage rates, but there is none at all for lifting variable rates before the Reserve Bank does

Greg Jericho

08, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian banks lift fixed interest home loan rates despite RBA keeping official rate at record low
Reserve bank expects to raise the cash rate in 2024 but says it could start to creep up earlier if inflation and wages growth pick up

Ben Butler

05, Nov, 2021 @4:57 AM

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Signs of a cooling housing market are too late for those hoping for better affordability | Greg Jericho
Talk has turned to an interest rate rise but the RBA says that’s still a way off

Greg Jericho

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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NSW brings forward Covid freedoms for vaccinated; RBA holds cash rate at record low 0.1% – as it happened
Victoria’s daily Covid numbers drop below 1,000; NSW records 173 cases and four deaths. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Matilda Boseley and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

02, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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RBA flags earlier interest rates rise as economy bounces back from Covid lockdowns
Reserve Bank leaves official cash rate on hold at record low 0.1%, but brings economic projections forward meaning interest rates likely to rise sooner than 2024

Peter Hannam

02, Nov, 2021 @4:16 AM

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Inflation in Australia might be on the rise, but it’s hardly running wild | Greg Jericho
Mostly what we’ve seen is a breakout of people saying high inflation is on the way, rather than a breakout of high inflation

Greg Jericho

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How do you raise mortgage rates without actually raising them? | Greg Jericho
The hope is new borrowing rules will take some steam out of house and property prices without giving the rest of the economy a whack

Greg Jericho

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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That howl of despair is the sound of housing dreams being dashed | Greg Jericho
Australian government policies are designed to ensure property owners’ wealth. Affordability be damned

Greg Jericho

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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