Stories tagged with: interest rates
Will The RBA Cut Rates?
http://www.fnarena.com/index2.cfm?type=dsp_newsitem&n=B6D426...Submitted by cij 21 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
"I am wary of the constant suggestion that futures markets are “predicting” rate cuts. Contrary to popular belief, futures markets really don't predict anything. Institutions and corporations exposed to rate movements use interest rate futures as a hedging tool to “lock in” rates. Clearly global uncertainty has led to fear that rate cuts might be necessary, which is why hedging has become more urgent. Such activity has pushed rates down. But by the same token I could say that a rise in the cost of fire insurance premiums implies more people are predicting their houses will burn down." Join discussion...
Chinese Finance Comes of Age - Howard Davies
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/davies14/EnglishSubmitted by cij 23 months, 1 week, 2 days, 4 hours ago
This sentence is interesting "An interest-rate rise might take the heat out of the mortgage market, but it will also chill the rest of the economy." That sounds very much like Australia. Join discussion...
Rate pressure builds
http://www.smh.com.au/business/rate-pressure-builds-20110119...Submitted by cij 28 months, 2 weeks, 5 hours ago
"Credit analyst Philip Bayley, of ADCM Services, said the gap between the interest rates that wholesale lenders charge and benchmark rates such as government bonds had been widening." Join discussion...
RBA governor Glenn Stevens speaks at banking inquiry
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/specials/keli-lane-files/st...Submitted by cij 29 months, 3 weeks, 1 day, 5 hours ago
So, the banking reforms is a complete waste of time? "OFFICIAL interest rates are about 1 per cent lower than they would be because of the banks' super-sized increases, RBA Governor Glenn Stevens said today." Join discussion...
The Greens' threat to house prices
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/The-Green...Submitted by DRiSK 30 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 5 hours ago
...restrict bank interest rate rises to increases in the Reserve Bank cash rate, has the potential to deliver a devastating fall in Australian house prices. Join discussion...
Ross Gittin is a interest rates hawk
http://www.smh.com.au/business/beyond-the-boom-20100314-q62n...Submitted by cij 38 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours ago
He is in favour of the RBA to raise interest rates to combat rising house price due to speculation. Join discussion...
RBA boss hints at further rate rises
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/05/2734596.htmSubmitted by cij 43 months, 4 days, 6 hours ago
Also, this paragraph: "His speech also contained a veiled warning there was more to be done to address Australia's housing shortage, given population growth is at its highest since the 1960s." Join discussion...
What's behind the rate leak chatter?
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/interest-...Submitted by cij 44 months, 3 days, 7 hours ago
Alan Kohler alleges that journalists like Ross Gittins are given 'insider' drip on RBA's interest rates decisions. Join discussion...
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