official cash rate

RBA is doing the right thing

By leaving the short-term official interest rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent this week, the Reserve Bank has left its options open to adapt to international developments. While the G20... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 8 September 2013, The Canberra Times

Low rates a short-term fix

The positive reaction to the 0.25 per cent reduction in the official cash rate to 2.5 per cent per annum reflected relief that the problems of a slowing economy, rising unemployment and... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 11 August 2013, The Canberra Times

Historically low mortgage rates could trigger housing price bubble

Financial markets got it right during the week by predicting that there was a better than even chance of a reduction in the official cash interest rate. The Reserve Bank obliged with a 0.25... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 13 May 2013, The Canberra Times

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