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KEY INTEREST RATES

Key interest rates, (from Table 8.5)
Graph: Key Interest Rates from table 8.5. Showing 90 day bank bills, Large variable and 10 year treasury bonds.

Key interest rates(a)

Banks' business overdrafts
Commonwealth government securities
Period
90-day bank bills(b)
Fixed bank deposits $10,000 12 months
Interbank cash market(c)
Large variable
Small variable
Housing loans - banks(d)
Overnight indexed swaps 3 months
3 year treasury bonds
5 year treasury bonds
10 year treasury bonds

Annual

2005-06
5.96
5.40
5.75
9.35
9.85
7.55
5.87
5.78
5.78
5.79
2006-07
6.42
5.90
6.25
9.85
10.35
8.05
6.37
6.45
6.40
6.26
2007-08
7.81
7.60
7.25
11.45
12.10
9.45
7.37
6.71
6.57
6.45

Monthly

2007-2008
November
7.15
5.90
6.50
10.40
10.90
8.55
6.85
6.44
6.27
6.00
December
7.29
5.90
6.75
10.45
11.00
8.55
6.86
6.84
6.59
6.33
January
7.18
6.45
6.75
10.55
11.15
8.70
6.91
6.57
6.36
6.09
February
7.69
6.75
6.96
10.85
11.45
9.00
7.24
6.63
6.35
6.21
March
7.90
6.70
7.22
11.20
11.85
9.35
7.33
6.14
6.10
6.04
April
7.84
7.60
7.25
11.35
11.95
9.45
7.33
6.40
6.27
6.29
May
7.75
7.15
7.25
11.35
12.00
9.45
7.35
6.73
6.59
6.53
June
7.81
7.60
7.25
11.45
12.10
9.45
7.37
6.71
6.57
6.45
2008-2009
July
7.75
8.25
7.25
11.60
12.25
9.60
7.32
6.17
6.16
6.23
August
7.31
7.25
7.25
11.60
12.25
9.60
6.96
5.65
5.69
5.75
September
7.27
7.00
7.02
11.45
12.05
9.35
6.70
5.10
5.20
5.40
October
6.03
5.15
6.18
10.95
11.55
8.35
5.27
4.55
4.76
5.18
November
4.76
3.75
5.33
10.75
11.45
7.75
4.29
3.67
3.97
4.58
December
4.39
3.75
4.35
9.95
10.50
6.85
3.69
3.21
3.51
3.99
January
3.74
3.55
4.25
9.95
10.50
6.85
3.19
2.84
3.27
4.10

(a) All data are end of period unless otherwise specified.
(b) Data are an average of the assessed daily market yields for the week ended the last Wednesday of the month.
(c) The interbank cash rate is the interest rate which banks pay or charge to borrow funds from or lend funds to other banks on an overnight unsecured basis.
(d) Standard variable rate loans of large bank housing lenders.
Source: Reserve Bank of Australia Bulletin (RBA)






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