The only certainty for your mortgage rate – Reserve Bank uncertainty: The Reserve Bank is supposed to have a handle on how the economy will perform over the next ...
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The only certainty for your mortgage rate – Reserve Bank uncertainty
Mortgage holders warned to brace for higher interest rates: Higher interest rates could be on the way if inflation does not soon show signs of slowing.
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Mortgage holders warned to brace for higher interest rates
'RBA to hike in August', says investment bank as property market pushes on up: Australian property prices are expected to increase by as much as 5 per cent in ...
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'RBA to hike in August', says investment bank as property market pushes on ...
Quick Glance: Positive Turnaround in the Australian Economy
  • Australians are facing financial challenges, but the economy is proving to be more resilient than expected.

  • Expectations for inflation and interest rates were not met, leading to positive outcomes.

  • Inflation has been easier to control than predicted, resulting in stable interest rates.

  • Tax cuts and decreasing inflation point towards a more optimistic future.
Reserve Bank unlikely to be swayed by weakening business confidence: Businesses remain downbeat while inflation looks likely to continue easing ...
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Reserve Bank unlikely to be swayed by weakening business confidence
'No humanity': Asylum seekers in Nauru claim mistreatment but Adeang disagrees: Mohammed Bashir Anjum says refugees are being treated "like animals" ...
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'No humanity': Asylum seekers in Nauru claim mistreatment but Adeang ...
New Pacific Islands Forum secretary general Baron Waqa wants US-China contest out of region’s ‘backyard’
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New Pacific Islands Forum secretary general Baron Waqa wants US-China ...
Banks pick date of first interest rate cut - will mortgage pain ease this year?: They all think inflation is still too “sticky”.
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Banks pick date of first interest rate cut - will mortgage pain ease this ...
Quick Glance: Fed not ready to cut rates until inflation moves to 2%
  • Federal Reserve officials stated the need for more evidence that inflation is sustainably moving towards the 2% objective before considering rate cuts.

  • Despite differing opinions among central bankers, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting ended with interest rates unchanged.

  • FOMC projections indicated a potential rate cut by the end of 2024, while markets anticipate two cuts starting in September.

  • Discussions on monetary policy revealed disagreements on how to respond to persistent inflation or unexpected economic weakness.
After inflation jumped, a rate rise became more likely. Could the government's political fortunes be on the line?
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After inflation jumped, a rate rise became more likely. Could the ...
Quick Glance: Analysis of Biden and Trump: 12 Economic Charts
  • Despite the economic recovery post-pandemic, President Biden faced challenges in convincing Americans of the positive impact of his policies on their finances. Many Americans still believe that former President Donald Trump handled the economy better.

  • The economic performance of both presidents was significantly impacted by the repercussions of the pandemic. The Covid crisis disrupted the job market, led to inflation levels not seen in decades, and increased the federal debt by trillions of dollars.

  • The job market remains resilient, although the pace of job creation has slowed down. Unemployment rates have decreased, and there is a certain level of stability in economic growth under both presidents.

  • With rising home prices, inflation has presented challenges during Biden's administration. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates multiple times, affecting the economy, while the national deficit continues to increase under both presidents.
New direct flight just made this paradise easily accessible: With more than 300 islands, aqua lagoons, a pristine reef system and overwater bungalows ...
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New direct flight just made this paradise easily accessible
Aussie dollar goes on staggering surge: The Aussie dollar has hit a six-month high, giving travellers the confidence to head overseas to spend their hard-earned ...
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Aussie dollar goes on staggering surge
Japan to Provide Fisheries Research Vessels to 4 Pacific Island Nations; Treated Water Concerns to Be Dispelled
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Japan to Provide Fisheries Research Vessels to 4 Pacific Island Nations; ...
Untold riches and enormous debt: why property will hold sway at the next RBA meeting
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Untold riches and enormous debt: why property will hold sway at the next ...
How much another rate rise increase will hurt homeowners: August's RBA meeting could see the unthinkable happen after new data showed inflation rising ...
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How much another rate rise increase will hurt homeowners
The RBA Governor Michelle Bullock has flagged the board won't hesitate to increase interest rates, but critics say another hike would risk crashing the economy ... Show more

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Australia, U.S. to tackle Pacific's fall in correspondent banks: SYDNEY -- Top officials from Australia and the U.S. have pledged to help Pacific countries ...
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Australia, U.S. to tackle Pacific's fall in correspondent banks
Australian households have been buying fewer goods and services for more than year, but earlier-than-usual sales and discounts all over Australia did ... Show more

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RBA August Rate Hike Remains in Play, Minutes Show: Australia’s central bank saw the need to remain “vigilant” to upside price risks, even as it left interest ...
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RBA August Rate Hike Remains in Play, Minutes Show
Ahead in markets: The focus remains on EU inflation and US jobs data : The week will be focused on key economic data and political events including the euro ...
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Ahead in markets: The focus remains on EU inflation and US jobs data
World Economy: US Employment Seen Moderating Along With Wage Growth: US employers probably tempered their hiring while wage growth moderated in June ...
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World Economy: US Employment Seen Moderating Along With Wage Growth
TSA expects record Independence Day holiday airline travel - UPI.com: Transportation Security Administration officials expect to screen more than 32 million ...
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TSA expects record Independence Day holiday airline travel - UPI.com
$7.5 billion slump spells bad news for Aussies: Ominous signs are brewing in China’s economy amid fears of a knock-on effect for Australia as we begin to cop a ...
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$7.5 billion slump spells bad news for Aussies
Analysis: Australia's much-discussed narrow path out of the inflation fight is rapidly turning into a highwire act. While one more rate hike from the RBA could ... Show more

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Australia’s Faster Inflation Raises Risk of RBA Rate Hike: Australia’s inflation accelerated faster than expected for a third straight month in May ...
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Australia’s Faster Inflation Raises Risk of RBA Rate Hike
'Bad mistake to set policy on one number': RBA deputy plays down this week's inflation shock
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'Bad mistake to set policy on one number': RBA deputy plays down this ...
EDITORIAL: Beijing’s narratives are not law: Bringing Taiwan to the World and the World to Taiwan
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EDITORIAL: Beijing’s narratives are not law
Tribal CEO alleges he was fired for speaking out against pot venture: The former head of a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe-owned company that handles federal contracts ...
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Tribal CEO alleges he was fired for speaking out against pot venture
Ringgit firmer against US$ in early trade: KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit moved higher against the US dollar in early trade today as investors maintained their ...
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Ringgit firmer against US$ in early trade
RBA keeps rates on hold as borrowers sweat on relief: Australia's central bank has kept interest rates on hold for a fifth consecutive meeting as thousands ...
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RBA keeps rates on hold as borrowers sweat on relief
Reserve Bank holds interest rates as it waits for inflation to ease: Home buyers have been given another reprieve by the Reserve Bank which held official ...
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Reserve Bank holds interest rates as it waits for inflation to ease
France’s Republicans leader wants to form ‘alliance’ with Le Pen’s NR: Republicans party chairman Eric Ciotti urges country-wide alliance with Marine Le Pen’s ...
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France’s Republicans leader wants to form ‘alliance’ with Le Pen’s NR
Quick Glance: French Right in Turmoil Over Ciotti's Far-Right Alliance Proposal
  • French conservative party leader Eric Ciotti caused an uproar by endorsing an alliance with the far-right National Rally in upcoming snap elections announced by President Emmanuel Macron.

  • The decision to dissolve parliament and schedule elections in 19 days has shaken French politics, especially the Republicans party, leading to calls for Ciotti's resignation.

  • The proposed alliance between Republicans and the far-right sparked strong reactions, with supporters accusing Ciotti of betrayal and demanding his removal from the party.

  • President Macron defended the snap elections, citing the need for change after the European elections and the significant success of National Rally, which poses a serious challenge in the upcoming polls.
Further rate rises look increasingly possible, but would they fix inflation?: Rate rise after rate rise should have sent the economy into a tailspin ...
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Further rate rises look increasingly possible, but would they fix ...
Quick Glance: Investigation of Rishi Sunak's Protection Officer for Election Date Bets
  • An officer in the prime minister's protection team has been suspended and arrested for allegedly betting on the timing of the general election.

  • Following a notification from the Gambling Commission, the Metropolitan Police are looking into the alleged bets.

  • Craig Williams, a Conservative candidate, expressed regret last week for engaging in election betting.

  • The SNP's manifesto highlights a commitment to 'major investment' in the NHS, independence, and Brexit.
Exit poll from the European elections in Poland: KO - 38.2% PIS - 33.9% Confederation - 11.9% Third Way - 8.2% The Left - 6.6% Ipsos via TVN24: European Parliament elections 2024. Who won the European Parliament elections - exit poll results - TVN24
RBA overhaul in limbo over stand-off on rate-setting board: The RBA was supposed to be dragged into the 21st century with huge changes to how interest rates are ...
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RBA overhaul in limbo over stand-off on rate-setting board
'We've won the war, but not the battle': Warning on house price growth: With most economists forecasting little chance of a cut in the cash rate before next year ...
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'We've won the war, but not the battle': Warning on house price growth
Australia's narrow path to economic recovery is getting narrower, those are the daunting words of the Reserve Bank Governor today ... Show more
As families across Australia face a daily battle to balance their budgets, there was a fresh warning today from the Reserve Bank Governor ... Show more

Australia GDP: Economy records weakest growth in almost three years
CBA cuts daily cash deposit limit: Commonwealth Bank has ignited controversy among some of its customers by reducing the daily deposit limit when using mobile ...
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CBA cuts daily cash deposit limit
There are different ways to dampen inflation. But is anyone listening?: There are a lot of different ways to dampen inflation, according to two of Australia's ...
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There are different ways to dampen inflation. But is anyone listening?
Rafa Pabön uses African sounds to push the boundaries of urbano : Puerto Rican singer Rafa Pabön talks about how his hit song 'Aiwo' became the stepping stone ...
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Rafa Pabön uses African sounds to push the boundaries of urbano
As GDP stalls and the per capita recession deepens, economic parallels with the early 1990s are eerie
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As GDP stalls and the per capita recession deepens, economic parallels ...
Inflation picks up slightly in April to 3.6 per cent : The annual rate of inflation has ticked up slightly in April to 3.6 per cent, from 3.5 per cent in March ...
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Inflation picks up slightly in April to 3.6 per cent
If inflation is falling, why are prices of essentials still rising so quickly?: There's a growing divide in the prices of goods, and it's making the Reserve ...
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If inflation is falling, why are prices of essentials still rising so ...
Weekly Recap: European markets stabilise as French election approaches: European benchmarks pared some losses after a sharp selloff last week as investors ...
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Weekly Recap: European markets stabilise as French election approaches
Dave Kitson: How we are going to tackle the obesity crisis: I’ve invited a team of overweight men from Reading to travel to a remote island 3 ...
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Dave Kitson: How we are going to tackle the obesity crisis
Dollar edges up as traders await Fed rate cut clues - Markets - The Jakarta Post: Dollar edges up as traders await Fed rate cut clues - Markets - The Jakarta ...
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Dollar edges up as traders await Fed rate cut clues - Markets - The ...
RBA Discussed Rate Hike, Pledges Vigilance on Sticky Inflation: Australia’s central bank discussed the case to raise interest rates on Tuesday before deciding to ...
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RBA Discussed Rate Hike, Pledges Vigilance on Sticky Inflation
Saudi Designers Take to the Runway in Paris: Ten menswear designers from Saudi Arabia took to the Paris catwalk.
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Saudi Designers Take to the Runway in Paris