Expat Chat Ep 44 – How Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Assets


Welcome to our forty fourth episode of #Expatchat where we discuss the latest tax and financial issues affecting an #Australianexpat.

In today’s Expat Chat we discuss how this weeks announcement of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lifting the official cash rate from 0.10% to 0.35% will affect an Australian expats assets.

As we discussed in Episode 40 a interest rate rise this month by the RBA was on the cards with the release of inflation data that was a lot higher than both the Federal Government and markets expected.

Discussion Points on Todays Podcast Episode


In this episode we run through the following topics:

  • How does much did the RBA raise interest rates by?
  • What affect will this have on the foreign exchange markets particularly the Australian dollar?
  • What affect will this have on property markets particularly the Australian property market?
  • What affect will this have on the equity markets?

Links that we discussed in this episode include:

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