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Why the RBA may not raise rates any time soon

The Age |  23 March 2018  |  News

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There's fresh reason to think that the Reserve Bank of Australia, as Treasurer Scott Morrison anticipates, may not be raising interest rates anytime soon.

Short-term borrowing costs in Australia's financial system have been surging, and will tighten financial conditions if it lasts, even without action by the central bank's policy makers.


The jump in a key benchmark, the three-month bank-bill swap rate, has been something of a head scratcher, though most explanations centre around the impact of overseas dynamics

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