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On hold again, as most predicted.

"Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay close attention to the risks in the financial sector. Globally, inflation remains low, although it has increased due to both higher oil prices and some lift in wages growth. A further pick-up in inflation is expected given the tight labour markets and, in the United States, the sizeable fiscal stimulus. One ongoing uncertainty regarding the global outlook stems from the direction of international trade policy in the United States.

...In Australia, money-market interest rates have declined recently, after increasing earlier in the year. Standard variable mortgage rates are a little higher than a few months ago and the rates charged to new borrowers for housing are generally lower than for outstanding loans.

...Conditions in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets have continued to ease and nationwide measures of rent inflation remain low. Growth in credit extended to owner-occupiers has eased but remains robust, while demand by investors has slowed noticeably as the dynamics of the housing market have changed."

Read the full release here.


MFAA Finance Broker

Vista Financial Services Pty Ltd

P | +61 8 8381 7177 W | www.vistafs.com.au

Credit Representative No. 506912 | Centrepoint Alliance Lending Pty Ltd | Australian Credit Licence No. 377711

Please note that I don’t know absolutely all the ins and outs of your current financial situation yet, so my comments are general in nature and for educational purposes only.

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