Will Apple spur an Australian train reaction?

Apple has done it ... and Australia should get on board the low-cost debt train as well.

Summary: The ability to lock in a 3.85% rate for 30 years was enough to bring technology giant Apple to the capital markets last week. The Australian government has the same opportunity to borrow low-cost funds over a long term to fund strategic investments across rail, roads, port and other national infrastructure.

The decision by the Reserve Bank to cut cash rates and bring them to historic lows followed some extraordinary policy pronouncements in Europe by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the previous week.

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