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Widespread speculation that other banks will follow Westpac’s interest rate rise is already having a dampening effect on house prices, says UNSW's Nigel Stapledon.

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The Shadow RBA Board recommends what the Reserve Bank should do, not predicts what it will do, writes James Morley.

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A lower Aussie dollar is good news for exporters. But it’s bad news for home owners, and consumers and business that source inputs from abroad, writes Richard Holden.

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The Federal Reserve is winding down its quantitative easing programs and all eyes are on it to see when there will be “liftoff” of the federal funds rate from zero.

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Minds are now focused on whether the US Federal Reserve will move to raise its near zero interest rates following two pieces of conflicting economic data, writes Glen Otto.

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The big banks are playing a controversial game by moving interest rates independently of the Reserve Bank, and should be subject to an excess profits tax, argue four prominent UNSW economists.

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The Reserve Bank Deputy Governor has told a conference hosted by UNSW that banks can no longer use borrowing costs to justify oversized rate rises.

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