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  • business investment Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    half of 2011 are extremely upbeat and I would be surprised that if those forecasts Read more Back to Top RBA Credit May 2010 On July 1 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Investor related credit rose by 0 7 to be 6 6 higher over the year The monthly investor credit figures have been edging higher since early 2009 Rental growth has been firm driven by strong population growth Business credit rose by 0 4 in May The annual change in Read more Back to Top Home Loan Rate pause likely RBA On May 19 2010 Finance News Leave a comment a recent Westpac report the RBA s move to begin normalising interest rates since October together with the phase out of the additional bonus under the government FHB scheme contributed to the falling numbers The impact on the housing sector is material and is an argument for the Read more Back to Top ANZ predict 25bp home loan interest rate rise On March 31 2010 Finance News Leave a comment building approvals to increase 2 1 for the month in February Feb Jan Feb MoM MoM YoY Building approvals 3 3 7 0 34 2 February building approvals data saw a fall in both private sector detached house building approvals 0 9 and other dwellings apartments units etc decreased 10 9 In Read more Back to Top Australian Economy GDP should bounce back above 3 in 2010 On January 7 2010 Finance News Leave a comment growth of the past 5 years which helped keep housing demand relatively buoyant Housing sales and new construction have lifted through 2009 as variable mortgage rates fell to the 5 8 level a 50 year low Export volumes held up particularly well as China kept buying after Read more Back to Top

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  • rate hike Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    rate hold in August According to the latest HIA Report the number of new homes sold in June 2011 dropped by 8 7 per cent the sharpest monthly decline since May 2006 New home demand hit a wall in mid 2011 and today s new home sales figures unfortunately Read more Back to Top Westpac Predicting 1 Interest Rate Cut On August 1 2011 Finance News Comments Off Economist Bill Evans has the view of the global and domestic environment there is a good chance of a repeat of this process over the next three months and a much more benign CPI print on October 26 However notwithstanding our analysis of the flow of inflation data Read more Back to Top Interest Rates on hold until August On February 9 2011 Enconomy House prices Interest rate Leave a comment recent flood disaster could stop the Reserve Bank from lifting rates in the second quarter According to NAB s Monthly Business Survey released yesterday the Board could postpone the next rate hike for quite some time because of the flood disruption The RBA will be watching cost Read more Back to Top New home sales drop further On January 6 2011 Enconomy House prices Interest rate Leave a comment The number of new homes sold fell slightly in November as the RBA s cash rate hike bit down on home buyers New home building conditions weakened considerably over the second half of 2010 and the November rate hikes rubbed further salt into the wound I think new Read more Back to Top Housing market soft On January 4 2011 House prices Leave a comment RBA s November rate hike had a negative impact on housing affordability recent research has found According to RP Data s latest Rismark Hedonic Home Value Index the interest rate hike also caused home values to slump in the second last month of 2010 Home prices in Australia s Read more Back to Top Home loan interest rates on hold On December 20 2010 Interest rate Leave a comment is presently under control and other data suggests the Australian economy is not improving too fast While dwelling starts fell sharply in the September quarter reflecting the earlier fall in building approvals and skilled vacancies fell in December consumer sentiment edged up slightly and remains well Read more Back to Top Interest Rates to hold On November 22 2010 Finance News Leave a comment RBA is widely expected to leave rates on hold until February 2011 Last month the Reserve Bank lifted rates by 25 basis points the first rate hike in six months While there has been growing speculation that the RBA could lift rates again in December Read more Back to Top Banks cost of funds just an excuse On November 17 2010 Bank fees Bank Profits Inflation Interest rate Leave a comment A new report has found the banks interest expenses have risen by less than the RBA s rate hikes According to the Australian

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  • rate hikes Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    sold fell slightly in November as the RBA s cash rate hike bit down on home buyers New home building conditions weakened considerably over the second half of 2010 and the November rate hikes rubbed further salt into the wound I think new Read more Back to Top Housing market soft On January 4 2011 House prices Leave a comment in Australia s capital cities sunk by 0 2 per cent in November making home values lower now than the levels reached in March 2010 I suspect the RBA s decision to lift the official cash rate was one of the key drivers of the soft landing in Australia s Read more Back to Top Banks cost of funds just an excuse On November 17 2010 Bank fees Bank Profits Inflation Interest rate Leave a comment new report has found the banks interest expenses have risen by less than the RBA s rate hikes According to the Australian Institute report the major banks have been profiteering by lifting rates above the RBA s official moves All the major banks have consistently claimed that their Read more Back to Top Refinancing could be costly On November 16 2010 Bank fees Interest rate Leave a comment holders should carefully weigh up their options before shifting to a rival lender All the controversy over interest rate hikes and bank fees has resulted in an increase in refinancing enquiries Those considering a change need to investigate all of the costs associated with refinancing My Read more Back to Top Interest rate hike likely mid 2011 On November 8 2010 Australian Dollar Inflation Interest rate Leave a comment That move would then be delayed until the June quarter of next year I expect growth to be slowing through the second half of 2011 rates will be too high fiscal policy will be tightening and the Australian dollar will be comfortably above parity The Read more Back to Top Low inflation will the big four hike interest rates anyway On October 28 2010 Finance News Leave a comment low inflation has quelled concerns that the RBA may lift rates next week According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics underlying inflation for the year to September eased to a five year low of 2 4 per cent dropping to the bottom half of the RBA s Read more Back to Top Banks warned not to raise rates On October 6 2010 House prices Interest rate Leave a comment the RBA decided to leave rates unchanged yesterday there is growing speculation that not all the majors are prepared to follow suit According to a report both Westpac and ANZ said they have no plans to change their interest rates in the immediate future However both NAB Read more Back to Top Home loan rate hike 50 chance by Decemeber On September 13 2010 Finance News Leave a comment now find that the markets have turned around and are predicting a rate hike by December with a probability of

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  • exchange rate Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    Comments Off RBA interest rate form guide over the past five years has shown that it has moved to adjust the official cash rate 18 times since November 2006 Interestingly over the past five years there has been an interest rate adjustment on every Melbourne Cup day The Read more Back to Top Inflation Home Loan Rate Rise On October 20 2010 Inflation Interest rate Leave a comment demand These figures suggest a rate move in November highly probable Obviously the CPI is not the only factor that is important in a rates decision The Reserve Bank does not consider a particular inflation reading to be a so called trigger point Instead it watches a Read more Back to Top Strong AUD may pause interest rate rise On October 11 2010 Australian Dollar Interest rate Leave a comment improvement in the Australian dollar could force the RBA to leave rates on hold once again when the Board meets next month The Australian dollar has almost caught up with the US dollar Further appreciation from here could mean less rate rises may be needed next Read more Back to Top Home Loan Rate rises tipped as resources boom On April 28 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Richardson says the boom will return Australia to a two speed economy The big price increases for coal and iron ore won in the last month or two do mean that Australian incomes are about to surge in a way that we haven t seen since 2007 he Read more Back to Top Finance News RBA rate announcement Banks Mining Towns and Rental Yields Houses outperform units in capitals Positive return for Qld market Whats happening with Vacant Land Sales Credit conditions restricting construction Housing Values Rise Housing Facts Rates on Hold New home

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  • rate rise Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    to rethink their market expectations The Consumer Price Index grew 0 9 per cent pushed by a banana led spike in fruit prices But despite the increase in underlying inflation industry Read more Back to Top The RBA kept interest rates unchanged at 4 75 On June 7 2011 Enconomy Interest rate Wealth Leave a comment RBA kept its cash rate unchanged at 4 75 today in line with my expectations Despite recent talk from the RBA the statement is more neutral in tone With little data out in the next few weeks it will be difficult for the RBA to sufficiently change Read more Back to Top Interest Rate Rise will they or won t they On June 6 2011 Enconomy Inflation Interest rate Wealth Leave a comment RBA has been at pains to emphasise that policy decisions are based on the medium term outlook More timely data on that outlook such as the capex expectations has highlighted the challenge from the mining boom remains The reserve bank would be extremely brave to raise interest rates Read more Back to Top NAB predict interest rates to hold On March 10 2011 Enconomy Inflation Interest rate Wealth Leave a comment Australia Bank has revised its rate forecast for 2011 pushing the first rate rise for the year back to August The NAB forecast on rate rises has been delayed from May to August with the final adjustment to 5 25 per cent in November The risk of an Read more Back to Top Jobs increase economic strength On December 7 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Reserve Bank could be forced to lift rates sooner rather than later if the positive job data is any indication Job advertising is now 33 2 per cent higher than a year ago The improvement in job advertising suggests that the Australian economy continues to create jobs Read more Back to Top Bills not interest rates a concern survey On December 1 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Interest rates are no longer the biggest concern for potential home buyers a new survey has found According to the latest Consumer Sentiment Survey 27 per cent of respondents indicated that other costs of living including utility bills was their biggest monetary concern heading into 2011 Interest Read more Back to Top Banks cost of funds just an excuse On November 17 2010 Bank fees Bank Profits Inflation Interest rate Leave a comment A new report has found the banks interest expenses have risen by less than the RBA s rate hikes According to the Australian Institute report the major banks have been profiteering by lifting rates above the RBA s official moves All the major banks have consistently claimed that their Read more Back to Top Inflation to increase home loan interest rate On October 26 2010 Finance News Leave a comment owners still struggling In addition the unemployment rate has fallen to around 5 1 per cent which is close to most estimates of

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  • treasurer wayne swan Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    Westpac economists said The ANZ series on newspaper and internet job advertisements for May due out early in the week will provide clues on the hiring activity of employers The National Australia Bank s business confidence measure regarded Read more Back to Top Govt releases budget to mixed reviews On May 12 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Treasurer Wayne Swan is banking on surging company tax revenue and the revitalised mining boom backed by government spending discipline to drive the federal budget back into the green within the next three years In announcing the federal budget last night Mr Swan said the government had Read more Back to Top Banks pounce on interest rate hike On May 6 2010 Finance News Leave a comment output growth over the year ahead is likely to exceed that seen last year even though the effects of earlier expansionary policy measures will be diminishing The Reserve Bank has previously said its aim in the short term was to get rates back to average to match Read more Back to Top The Reserve Bank has signalled more home loan interest rate rises are on the way after it yesterday lifted the cash rate to 4 per cent On March 3 2010 Finance News Leave a comment little too quickly on the interest rate button over the course of this year If interest rates are hiked too high and too quickly that will spook potential buyers from the market particularly in the first home buyer end of the market who are probably very Read more Back to Top Government buys 3 4b RMBS On January 29 2010 Finance News Leave a comment the government has directed the Australian Office of Financial Management AOFM to purchase 3 4 billion of mortgage backed securities Liberty Financial RESIMAC

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  • wayne swan Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    year even though the effects of earlier expansionary policy measures will be diminishing The Reserve Bank has previously said its aim in the short term was to get rates back to average to match Australia s current Read more Back to Top Economists warn that more pain is on the way On May 5 2010 Finance News Leave a comment new home loan rates will add a further 48 to the monthly cost of repaying a 300 000 mortgage and 64 to the cost of repaying a 400 000 mortgage taking the total extra costs since October to 235 and 275 a month Calling the decision tough the Read more Back to Top The Reserve Bank has signalled more home loan interest rate rises are on the way after it yesterday lifted the cash rate to 4 per cent On March 3 2010 Finance News Leave a comment quickly on the interest rate button over the course of this year If interest rates are hiked too high and too quickly that will spook potential buyers from the market particularly in the first home buyer end of the market who are probably very sensitive to Read more Back to Top Interest rate rises in Labor hands On February 10 2010 Finance News Leave a comment had a moral duty to do more and to target excessive growth of asset prices and debt and risk taking as they became apparent This amounts to an argument to err on the side much earlier in the process of not keeping interest rates Read more Back to Top Government buys 3 4b RMBS On January 29 2010 Finance News Leave a comment government has directed the Australian Office of Financial Management AOFM to purchase 3 4 billion of mortgage backed securities Liberty Financial RESIMAC Members

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  • small business Archives « Formula 1 Finance Formula 1 Finance
    reform Leave a comment fees are removed we could see commissions cut or clawbacks increased Like all businesses banks do need to pass on their costs to customers but whether the banks just absorb those costs off their profit line or whether they pass them on in some other way Read more Back to Top Inflation to increase home loan interest rate On October 26 2010 Finance News Leave a comment RBA is widely expected to lift the official cash rate 25 basis points when it meets next Tuesday The Australian economy is now back to growing at around trend with business surveys suggesting it is operating at near capacity I am unsure of how this statement Read more Back to Top Home loan interest rates my rise before the end of the year On September 8 2010 Finance News Leave a comment much more competitive so hopefully that will keep the big player in check China s growth is slowing to a more sustainable pace over 2010 European growth has improved over 2010 but is forecast to weaken next year The US economy is expected to slow The domestic Read more Back to Top Banks pounce on interest rate hike On May 6 2010 Finance News Leave a comment The RBA s sixth hike in eight months takes the official cash rate target to 4 5 per cent and will add about 48 a month to mortgage repayments on a 300 000 loan with a 25 year term The Commonwealth Bank was the first of the big banks to announce Read more Back to Top ANZ predict 25bp home loan interest rate rise On March 31 2010 Finance News Leave a comment Moreover both auction clearance rates and consumer confidence is still at high levels The risk is that

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