Australian Interest Rates

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Interest Rates

Indicator    Date Change
Cash Rate Target 2.00 Dec 2, 2015 -- 
Yield Curve 1m 2.75 May 17, 2013 -- 
3m 2.82 May 17, 2013 +1.00 bps
6m 2.79 May 17, 2013 -- 
3y 2.50 May 17, 2013 -5.00 bps
5y 2.72 May 17, 2013 -6.00 bps
10y 3.17 May 17, 2013 -7.00 bps
LIBOR Yield Curve o/n 2.96800 Mar 21, 2013 +0.80 bps
1w 3.00600 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
2w 3.05000 Mar 21, 2013 +0.20 bps
1m 3.12600 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
2m 3.15800 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
3m 3.18000 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
4m 3.21200 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
5m 3.25200 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
6m 3.28600 Mar 21, 2013 +0.20 bps
7m 3.32700 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
8m 3.38500 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
9m 3.42700 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
10m 3.46100 Mar 21, 2013 +0.40 bps
11m 3.52700 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
1y 3.58700 Mar 21, 2013 +0.60 bps
Overnight Indexed Swaps Yield Curve 1m 2.76 May 17, 2013 -1.00 bps
3m 2.73 May 17, 2013 -- 
6m 2.66 May 17, 2013 -1.00 bps
The interest rate is the cost associated with borrowing money; that is, the price of credit. In a loan transaction, the lender gives up the immediate use of funds to the borrower. In return, the lender receives compensation (interest), in addition to the eventual full repayment of the loan amount. Interest is expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. Setting interest rates is the primary monetary policy tool available to central banks to manage open market economies.