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Chief economist update: The rate cut Australia has to have
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 JUN 2019
... 25 basis point reduction in borrowing costs - especially perfectly timed with the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority's (APRA) announcement its ditching its minimum 7% serviceability interest rate banks are required to apply when lending ...
Chief economist update: The power of one
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019
... US recession in 2001 and the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. Not only that, the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority's (APRA) announcement it is ditching its minimum 7% serviceability interest rate banks are required to apply when lending ...
Chief economist update: Like Britney Spears, Financial Standard's done it again
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019
... small 25 basis point rate cut - especially when it comes perfectly timed with the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority's (APRA) announcement it is ditching its minimum 7% serviceability interest rate banks are required to apply when lending ...
Chief economist update: Home cooling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 MAR 2018
... months earlier as a result of tighter macro-prudential regulations. Recall that, the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA) limited interest-only loans to 30% of total new housing credit in March last year. This followed its introduction ...
Chief economist update: Australia low on credit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 MAR 2018
... owner-occupiers (8% from 7.9%). But this is good and is exactly what the RBA and the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA) intended in order to reduce financial stability risks in the economy. APRA limited interest-only loans to 30% of total ...
Australian businesses lift borrowing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 AUG 2017
... growing just 6.1%. Though still strong, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA) should welcome early signs of flattening (not a sharp and sudden deceleration) in housing credit growth. Personal lending ...
Cooling property market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 JUN 2017
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA) would be pleased with the National Statistician's latest update on residential property prices. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released figures ...
Approved to build more dwellings
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY 2017
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA) - especially after its tighter home lending regulations announced in late March -- wouldn't be pleased with the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) report ...
Housing is cooling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 MAY 2017
... weakness in housing finance in the coming months. More so, when the latest round of the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority's (APRA) macro-prudential restrictions start flowing through into the property market and previous moves by banks lifting ...
Super funds procrastinate on holdings disclosure
JAMES FERNYHOUGH  |  THURSDAY, 26 JUN 2014
... regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) rather than the Australian Prudential Regulations Authority (APRA), were extremely thorough, requiring public disclosure of all holdings down to the very last layer. "They were ...
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