Reserve Bank retains interbank rate at 1.5% .   This has now been  unchanged  for the 26th consecutive time.

I’d like to share today’s rate announcement and the thoughts on why the Reserve Bank of Australia has made this decision.

In making this decision the RBA looks to have balanced low unemployment, strong trade figures and increasing business and public sector infrastructure investment against continued low inflation, falling house prices and slow wages growth.

Out of cycle rate increases by many lenders has also taken some of the pressure off the RBA to lift rates.

The next  meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2018