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Reserve Bank interest rate moves limited by high debt, rising house prices

Fears of inflating housing bubbles in Sydney and Melbourne are stopping the Reserve Bank from cutting interest rates to boost the economy, the …

Economics

Federal Reserve rate hike set to push up Australian borrowing costs

US Federal Reserve board member Loretta Mester supports a rates increase at next week's meeting, which could have a significant effect on Australian …

Federal Reserve

In a rare win for banking customers, ANZ has moved to cut its credit card interest rates.

The bank will from Thursday cut its low rate platinum card by two per cent to 11.49 per cent and its low rate classic card by one per cent to 12.49 …

Interest Rates

Here's how to protect yourself from rising interest rates

With lenders increasingly out of sync with the RBA, it’s no wonder people are feeling jittery about interest rates.<p>Since their failure to pass on the …

Interest Rates

Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank has left official interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent for the sixth straight month.<p>It was the Reserve Bank's first meeting in …

Economics

IMF urges caution on rate hikes

The International Monetary Fund is urging the Reserve Bank of Australia to hammer home its goal of lifting inflation back to its 2-3 per cent target …

Economics

RBA leaves cash rate on hold in February

The RBA was widely expected to keep rates on hold at its February meeting after cutting rates twice last year, first in May to 1.75 per cent and then …

Economics

Scientists blast lack of NHMRC funding on climate

"Climate change and health is an issue that's fallen through a crack", said Professor Pitman, who also heads the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate …

Sydney on alert in baking heat: authorities issue ozone level warning and total fire ban

Sydney's top is expected to reach 38 degrees on Wednesday, potentially the hottest since last January, while some western suburbs are likely to reach …

Last gasp for air polluters

Gasping: Dust creation at an Upper Hunter open cut mine. Doctors have backed calls for coal mining to be included in a scheme where polluters pay for …

Australia needs stricter rules to curb air pollution, but there's a lot we could all do now

Have you ever left your car running as you wait for a passenger to return from a quick errand? It’s called idling, and while it may feel easier than …

Changing climate has stalled Australian wheat yields: study

Australia’s wheat yields more than trebled during the first 90 years of the 20th century but have stalled since 1990. In research published today in …