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RBA interest rates stay at 4.5 percent Sept 7 2010

Good news borrowers! The Reserve Bank Board have decided to keep the cash rate target at 4.50%.

A snapshot of their reasons include:

The global economy grew faster than trend over the year to mid 2010, but is expected to ease over the coming year.

  • The global economy grew faster than trend over the year to mid 2010, but is expected to ease over the coming year.
  • China growth is moderating and their policies are less accommodating
  • Bonds and commodity prices are lower than expected
  • Business credit has stabilised and there is a greater willingness to lend
  • Credit outstanding for housing has slowed a little over recent months.
  • The demand for labour has firmed over the past year in line with improving growth.
  • Through 2011, inflation is likely to be in the top half of the target zone’
  • CPI inflation will probably be just above 3% for a few quarters due to the impact of the tobacco tax changes.

Read the whole RBA media release

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