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March 20, 2020

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Number2020-08 Date 9 March 2020

The coronavirus is first and foremost a public health issue, but it is also having a very major impact on the economy and the financial system. As the virus has spread, countries have restricted the movement of people across borders and have implemented social distancing measures, including restricting movements within countries and within cities. The result has been major disruptions to economic activity across the world. This is likely to remain the case for some...

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March 03, 2020

RBA - March Rate Cut

Media ReleaseStatement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Number2020-06Date3 March 2020

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.50 per cent. The Board took this decision to support the economy as it responds to the global coronavirus outbreak.

The coronavirus has clouded the near-term outlook for the global economy and means that global growth in the first half of 2020 will be lower than earlier expected. Prior to the outbreak, there were signs that the...

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February 25, 2020

Asset Management

5 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Commercial Property

Purchasing a commercial property is a big decision. It is a large purchase and needs to be managed well for the investment to be worth it for you.  …

Purchasing a commercial property is a big decision. It is a large purchase and needs to be managed well for the investment to be worth it for you.  How a commercial property is managed can affect the value of the investment. A property can increase...

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May 25, 2019

Residential vs Commercial Property Investments

As an agent who has worked across both residential and commercial property, I'm astounded as to how many investors are uneducated about the differences between residential and commercial property investments. In Melbourne, on average the current yield on residential property is about 2.9% with commercial sitting at between 6% to 7% on commercial industrial buildings and approximately 7% to 8.5% for medical centers, childcare facility's and some retail buildings. So the question remains, why don't more people invest in commercial...

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