RBA Interest Rate Decision – Cash rate remains unchanged at 1.50%
Official RBA interest rate steady over August
Latest economic data mixed
Steady outlook remains for rates
Midwinter housing markets revive as taxes change
Official interest rates will remain at the record low level of 1.5 per cent over August for the twelfth consecutive month.
Although latest economic data is clearly mixed, the Reserve Bank is set to maintain its conservative approach to official rate settings.
The ABS national June jobless rate remained at a four-year low, but rates in Melbourne and Brisbane have risen sharply over the past year.
The ABS June quarter headline inflation result was disappointing, increasing by just 0.2 per cent over the quarter and up by 1.9 per cent over the year.
The recent surge in the Australian dollar would also concern the Reserve Bank.
Midwinter housing markets have revived over July, with increased demand from first home buyers in NSW and Victoria a contributing factor following cuts to stamp duty effective from July 1.
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