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Bankwatch – Rate Cut Update

 

2 October 2012  – At its meeting today, the RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.25 per cent, effective 3 October 2012

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Treasurer Wayne Swan welcomed the RBA’s decision, saying "Australians deserve cost of living relief and today that’s what they got".

Change in rate cut – Oct 2012

Monetary policy decisions are expressed in terms of a target for the cash rate, which is the overnight money market interest rate.

Interest Rate Cuts History 2008–2012

Effective Date Change in cash rate
Percentage points
New cash rate target
Per cent
3 Oct 2012 -0.25 3.25
5 Sep 2012 0.00 3.50
8 Aug 2012 0.00 3.50
4 Jul 2012 0.00 3.50
6 Jun 2012 -0.25 3.50
2 May 2012 -0.50 3.75
4 Apr 2012 0.00 4.25
7 Mar 2012 0.00 4.25
8 Feb 2012 0.00 4.25
7 Dec 2011 -0.25 4.25
2 Nov 2011 -0.25 4.50
5 Oct 2011 0.00 4.75
7 Sep 2011 0.00 4.75
3 Aug 2011 0.00 4.75
6 Jul 2011 0.00 4.75
8 Jun 2011 0.00 4.75
4 May 2011 0.00 4.75
6 Apr 2011 0.00 4.75
2 Mar 2011 0.00 4.75
2 Feb 2011 0.00 4.75
8 Dec 2010 0.00 4.75
3 Nov 2010 +0.25 4.75
6 Oct 2010 0.00 4.50
8 Sep 2010 0.00 4.50
4 Aug 2010 0.00 4.50
7 Jul 2010 0.00 4.50
2 Jun 2010 0.00 4.50
5 May 2010 +0.25 4.50
7 Apr 2010 +0.25 4.25
3 Mar 2010 +0.25 4.00
3 Feb 2010 0.00 3.75
2 Dec 2009 +0.25 3.75
4 Nov 2009 +0.25 3.50
7 Oct 2009 +0.25 3.25
2 Sep 2009 0.00 3.00
5 Aug 2009 0.00 3.00
8 Jul 2009 0.00 3.00
3 Jun 2009 0.00 3.00
6 May 2009 0.00 3.00
8 Apr 2009 -0.25 3.00
4 Mar 2009 0.00 3.25
4 Feb 2009 -1.00 3.25
3 Dec 2008 -1.00 4.25
5 Nov 2008 -0.75 5.25
8 Oct 2008 -1.00 6.00
3 Sep 2008 -0.25 7.00
6 Aug 2008 0.00 7.25
2 Jul 2008 0.00 7.25
4 Jun 2008 0.00 7.25
7 May 2008 0.00 7.25
2 Apr 2008 0.00 7.25
5 Mar 2008 +0.25 7.25
6 Feb 2008 +0.25 7.00
 
Glenn Stevens, RBA  Governor said The outlook for growth in the world economy has softened over recent months,Growth in China has also slowed, and uncertainty about near-term prospects is greater than it was some months ago.
 
He also said the terms of trade have declined by over 10 per cent since the peak last year and will probably decline further

 
 
 

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