What would it take to get the Reserve Bank moving in 2018?

Original article by Patrick Commins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 27 : 8-Mar-18

There is speculation that the Reserve Bank may increase the cash rate in November 2018, although economists generally expect rates to remain on hold until 2019. Regardless, a rate rise in the near-term is unlikely, and the central bank seems certain to break its record for the longest consecutive run of board meetings with no change in monetary policy. Meanwhile, Chris Nicol and Daniel Blake of Morgan Stanley say that wages growth would be the key factor that would prompt the Reserve Bank to increase the cash rate in 2018.

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