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A massive rise in commercial finance drives a rise in lending during January, as housing lending eases.
The Bureau of Statistics figures recorded a 13.7 per cent jump in new commercial finance commitments in January compared to the prior month.
At $43.8 billion, it is the highest monthly level of commercial finance commitments since July 2014, seasonally adjusted.
The massive rise to start 2015 has seen the more stable trend figure record 1.1 per cent monthly growth.

A widely-watched private survey shows job ads rising for the ninth straight month, but probably not by enough to stop unemployment edging up.
The ANZ job advertisements series recorded a 0.9 per cent rise in ads during February, seasonally adjusted, leaving the number of positions advertised more than 10 per cent higher than a year ago.

Official figures show Australia's retail sector had a healthy start to 2015, with sales growing in January.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said retail trade increased by 0.4 per cent in the month, in seasonally adjusted terms, to $23.88 billion.
The result followed a more modest rise in sales of 0.2 per cent in December, and was exactly in line with analyst expectations.

The Reserve Bank has resisted pressure to cut the official interest rate again, though the decision has done nothing to dampen expectations that another cut is around the corner.
Having surprised most economists last month by reducing the cash rate to 2.25 per cent, the RBA this time defied expectations by keeping rates on hold.

Notes and coins could disappear within a decade with the development of a cashless economy, according to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).
The ANU Research School of Economics has been developing a model for government-certified digital money that researchers said could be circulating in five years.
School director Professor Rabee Tourky said there was no future for cold hard cash.
"There was a hypothetical question that arose in our research, 'can we foresee a future with paper cash?' The answer was no," he said.
Professor Tourky said Bitcoins, a type of digital currency that is created and traded electronically, were the inspiration behind a new proposal to turn all money digital.
He said the Bitcoin model had advantages over cash.
"You can make very small payments with it, like half a cent, and you can make very large, fee-free payments," he said.

The Bureau of Statistics says Australia's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter.
Australian economic growth slowed in the final three months of last year and remains firmly below trend, according to official figures.
That took the annual rate GDP growth to 2.5 per cent, down from 2.7 per cent in the prior period.
The decline was in line with the consensus view of economists, as the Reserve Bank considers whether it should follow up on last month's cut to interest rates.
The RBA surprised by holding off on a second rate cut yesterday, but most economists expect the central bank will pull the trigger in the coming months.
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