Treasurer urges banks to mirror RBA rate cuts
In an interview with ABC radio, he asserted that the latest statements from the central bank indicate that a reduction is a possibility.
The cash rate has not been cut for two-and-a-half years, but many economists have suggested that a reduction is impending.
Mr Swan would not make a prediction about the forthcoming decision of the RBA, but commented: "There's certainly no excuse for the banks not moving down if the Reserve Bank was to cut rates."
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey recently called on the RBA to reduce interest rates this coming Tuesday, saying that this could help to stimulate the economy.
In support of the suggestion, he cited the International Monetary Fund, which suggested that countries need to bring their budget deficits under control.
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