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Rates stable, for now

Rates stable, for now

Staff Reporter 1 minute read

Despite continued strong economic growth, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left interest rates unchanged.

The decision did not come as a surprise for many leading economists. Uncertainty over the potential damage of the current global credit crisis is suggested as an influencing factor in the decision to leave rates put.

The RBA upped rates 25 basis points last month to its current level of 6.50 per cent – the highest level in 11 years – following a spike in inflation in the three months to June. It was the ninth rate rise since 2002.

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Despite continued strong economic growth, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left interest rates unchanged.

The decision did not come as a surprise for many leading economists. Uncertainty over the potential damage of the current global credit crisis is suggested as an influencing factor in the decision to leave rates put.

The RBA upped rates 25 basis points last month to its current level of 6.50 per cent – the highest level in 11 years – following a spike in inflation in the three months to June. It was the ninth rate rise since 2002.

Rates stable, for now
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