History of Interest Rates in Australia

By Jason Bryce The history of interest rates in Australia tracks our national economic development and some of the biggest political and financial events in [...]

POSTED ON August 28, 2019
RBA lifts rates by 0.25

The interest rate change With the Australian economy continuing to push forward with signs of economic growth and a global revival starting to take shape, [...]

POSTED ON March 4, 2010
Rates to stay on hold, for now

After months of falls in employment, there are some signs our job market may be turning the corner. This week the Department of Education, Employment [...]

POSTED ON August 27, 2009
The only way is up?

The Reserve Bank said this week it will start raising interest rates if evidence of an economic recovery continues to emerge. “The recent stronger than [...]

POSTED ON August 13, 2009
RBA appears cautiously optimistic

Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens confirmed this week that the Australian economy has weathered the economic crisis better than originally expected. Although Australia has experienced [...]

POSTED ON July 31, 2009
Steady as it goes

Minutes from this month’s Reserve Bank rate meeting showed that Australia has weathered the global recession remarkably well. “Recent information on the domestic economy suggested [...]

POSTED ON July 23, 2009
Central banks hold rates steady

When the Reserve Bank kept interest rates at 3 per cent last week, it recognised that the global economy is stabilising, after a sharp contraction [...]

POSTED ON July 17, 2009