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Can interest rates be capped in Australia - and should they be? Mark Humphery-Jenner, Associate Professor at UNSW Business School explains.

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UNSW Business School Professor Peter Swan explains what a rate hike would mean for borrowers and the Australian economy 

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There’s no reason why Australian lenders couldn’t offer 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, as they do in the US.

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The case for the RBA increasing interest rates certainly exists. But it’s far less pressing than in the United States.

Philip Lowe, an Australian economist who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank governor's 'forward guidance' risks him not adapting to changing circumstances, or undermining his credibility.

scott morrison

The RBA shouldn't be spooked into raising interest rates, but the prospect of inflation in the next few years is an important consideration for central banks around the world.

josh frydenberg

Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.

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The Reserve Bank has limitless access to Australian dollars and a reputation to protect.

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The Reserve Bank should stick to its guns. Australia's economy still needs all the support it can get.

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Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.

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