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How far will banks raise mortgage rates?

The decision by Australia’s major banks to raise variable mortgage rates in response to higher capital costs has naturally led to questions over how the Reserve Bank is likely to respond.  This note suggests that while the RBA may decide to hold interest rates steady next week, higher mortgage rates clearly add to downside risks

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: Is the RBA’s on hold period unusual?

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to leave interest rates on hold this month now extends the period in which official interest rates have remained unchanged to 14 months. The extended period of steady interest rates seems unusual to some exasperated market analysts, and has led some to suggest it’s a particularly boring period for

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