1st October 2019: RBA Announcement Cash Rate – down 25 basis points to 0.75%.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.75 per cent. While the outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, the risks are tilted to the downside. The US–China trade and technology disputes are affecting international trade flows and investment as businesses scale back spending plans …

6th August 2019: RBA Announcement Cash Rate holds at 1%.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. However, the increased uncertainty generated by the trade and technology disputes is affecting investment and means that the risks to the global economy remain tilted to the downside. In …

2nd July 2019: RBA Announcement Cash Rate down again to 1%.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.00 per cent. This follows a similar reduction at the Board’s June meeting. This easing of monetary policy will support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target. The outlook for …

4th June 2019: RBA Announcement Cash Rate lowered to 1.25%.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision   At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent. The Board took this decision to support employment growth and provide greater confidence that inflation will be consistent with the medium-term target. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although the downside risks …

5th March 2019: RBA Announcement Cash Rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy grew above trend in 2018, although it slowed in the second half of the year. The slower pace of growth has continued into 2019. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although downside …

6th November 2018: RBA Announcement Cash Rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to …