RBA Cash Rate August 2023 & Australian Housing Market Update

Another month down and yet another close call by the RBA! Welcome back to Ben’s RBA and Economic Update.  

Join Ben as he unpacks the RBA’s latest decision. He delves into the impact of rising interest rates in the US and the intricacies of the woes happening in the home-building landscape.

Additionally, he provides in-depth insights into the latest property market updates, offering a comprehensive view of the evolving industry.

In today’s RBA release, here are our key themes for this month’s economic update:

👉 Interest Rates went up in the US again – Ben unpacks why

👉 There are more problems brewing in the home-building space – which could be an opportunity for some

👉 And then hang around to hear Ben’s property update section, as he added a little bonus mid-year property outlook update for you

Tune in to stay updated on the latest market developments and gain valuable insights for making informed financial decisions. Watch the video below!

And here are all the time stamps!  

  • 00:00 – What I am covering today 

World Economic Update Segment: 

  • 0:55 – United States Update 
  • 1:22 – United States: GDP Results  
  • 3:38 – United States: Interest Rates
  • 4:15 – United States: Inflation 
  • 7:20 – United States: Employment
  • 8:15 – United States: Consumer Sentiment
  • 8:55 – United States: Business Data
  • 10:15 – China: GDP Results  
  • 13:05 – China: Employment
  • 14:22 – Europe: GDP Results  
  • 15:10 – Europe: Inflation
  • 15:50 – Europe: Interest Rates
  • 16:35 – Europe: Employment 

 Australian Economy Segment 

  • 17:25 – The Cash Rate Announcement! 
  • 22:10 – Inflation Story 
  • 24:50 – Labor Force Data 
  • 26:00 – Consumer Sentiment 
  • 29:35 – Business Data

Australian Property Market Update 

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