Topic: Interest rates

Interest rates are the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets.

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The Dismal Science - Unconventional wisdom

Mark and Ivan discuss the latest growth numbers, the outlook for monetary policy and developments in the housing market.

The challenge of low interest rates

Phil Ruthven AM says historically low interest rates are a product of an unsettling global economic era.

The Dismal Science - Episode 24 - Less than one

Mark and Ivan catch up on the historic October rate cut and it's a Nobel edition of the number of the week.

Public investment could save the Australian economy

As private investment stalls, the RBA argues public investment could be the boost the Australian economy needs, says AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell.

The Economist: "Helicopter money" in Australia?

Quantitative easing as a form of monetary policy has been implemented by many global economies to counterbalance low interest rates. Stephen Walters considers the likelihood of it hitting Australian s...
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