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RBA Cash Rate to the lowest level in 53 years?

RBA Cash Rate to the lowest level in 53 years?

Prior to 1990 the Reserve Bank of Australia did not publish an official cash rate setting and cash rates going back to 1960 was a proxy of the current measure. Historical data shows the lowest cash rate proxy was 2.89% in January 1960.

As detailed in yesterday’s blog, “data points from manufacturing, the job market and the terms of trade are all pointing to weaker GDP growth”.

Assuming the Reserve Bank of Australia cuts the cash rate from the current “emergency low” level of 3.0% to 2.75% in early 2013 this will be the lowest level in 53 years.


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  1. no surprise for me, my opinion is they will do everything same as japan and result are going to be same as well, official cash rate is going close to big fat zero.

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