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Q3 CPI data will be released this afternoon and will thrust the debate around interest rates and housing back into the spotlight

James Marlay

Livewire Markets

Q3 CPI data will be released this afternoon and will thrust the debate around interest rates and housing back into the spotlight. Disinflationary forces are apparent across many major developed economies. Domestically, a focus on corporate cost cutting, a resilient AUD and a subdued economic growth outlook has got the RBA talking overtime. This back drop has seen the odds of a further rate cut from the RBA increase despite the record low rates that have been in place since August 2013. The prospect of lowering rates further has fueled concern of a housing bubble specifically in Sydney and in Melbourne. The introduction of specific tools to curb mortgage lending for property investment is now considered a genuine possibility to give the RBA flexibility to lower interest rates. We will canvas a range of leading commentators this afternoon to gauge their reactions to the CPI data and specifically implications for interest rates. On the housing market there is an interesting read in Business Spectator that provides some up to date commentary on the prospect of specific macro prudential tools: (VIEW LINK)


James Marlay
Co Founder
Livewire Markets

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