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RBA Rate Decision – September 2015

Hello Ben Kingsley here. Thanks for watching this RBA video announcement. As you can obviously pick up, I'm not in the office as I usually am at the moment. I'm currently on a family holiday up in tropical North Queensland. What an interesting time to take a holiday. In fact the last time, as I was saying it to my wife, that I took a holiday lik...

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RBA Rate Decision – August 2015

Today the Governor and the Reserve Board met and kept interest rates on hold for another month. Now, they are continuing to stay at record low levels where the cash rate remains at 2%. Now for a first in this commentary series that you may have seen or may not have seen before, I'm going to actually cut to some audio of Glenn Stevens presenting a...

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RBA Rate Decision – July 2015

Today the Governor and the Board met and kept the cash rate at 2%. We saw changes in February and also in May of this year and now again, the Governor and the Board is basically just waiting to see what happens. The biggest news story at the moment is obviously the Greece story and they have default on their loan. In last weekend they have...

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RBA Rate Decision – June 2015

Hello, today the Governor and the Reserve Board met and they've kept interest rates on hold. Now this was widely anticipated. The facts are, at 2% cash rate, it is at historically low level and if we were to actually move rates further down which we do have capacity to do if you look at the minutes for May 2015 Cash Rate. They are saying that we...

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RBA Rate Decision – May 2015

Today the Reserve Governor and the Board met and they've dropped interest rate once again to 2%. So following the February rate cut, they've followed it up with a May rate cut. Now the reason behind that is simply the spare capacity that we are still seeing in the economy. They've made a judgement call, even before we see the May 2015 budget...

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RBA Rate Decision – April 2015

Today the Reserve Governor and the Board met and they've kept interest rates on hold for the April 2015 board meeting. That has kept the cash rate at 2.25%. Now, why had they kept the rate on hold? Well the reasons come down to a few things. To begin with, they've probably seen some early signs on the economy starting to pick up. Those early ...

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RBA Rate Decision – March 2015

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold after dropping rates by 25 basis points last month. Now looking at the Board Meeting minutes from last month, it was a bit of a flip of the coin whether they were going to drop rates in February or potentially wait until March. Ultimately, we all know the outcome of that. They d...

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RBA Interest Rate Cut

Anchor: For the first time in 18 months, RBA has reduced the cash rate by 25 basis points. That's a quarter of a percent for you and I. The move was design to lower the exchange rate and offset declines in key commodity prices. However many are wondering how the 2015 Australian Property Market will react. Bryce Holdaway is a partner in Empower W...

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RBA Rate Decision – December 2014

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board meets and kept interest rates on hold at 2.5%. The cash rate is now been at 2.5% since August 2013 and the Reserve Bank board won't actually meet until next February so we're going to see this low monetary policy position for the extended period. Inside the minutes of the last meeting, it was also ver...

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RBA Rate Decision – November 2014

Hello! On this Melbourne Cup Tuesday the race that stops the nation. Well it didn't stop the Reserve Bank board meeting today and again, as well predicted the Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold at 2.5%. No big changes, no big surprises. The Reserve Bank is still concerned about the headwinds that the economy experiences in terms of its GDP nu...

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RBA Rate Decision – October 2014

Hello, the Reserve Board met today and kept interest rates on hold. Well anticipated that they were going to remain on hold and it's certainly a view that they are going to stay lower for longer. That's being about installing confidence into the market place for business to start doing more lending. In the last 4 weeks, there have been some big thi...

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RBA Rate Decision – September 2014

As widely anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates on hold for another month at 2.5% and this is following Glenn Stevens's commentary to the government last month, around where he saw the cash rate and where he saw the general economy. From a cash rate point of view the take out of that meeting and from his commentary wa...

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