The votes are in: Macquarie joins calls for an early cut in interest rates

Original article by Perry Williams, David Rogers
The Australian – Page: 17 & 27 : 30-Apr-19

The chances of a reduction in the cash rate in May is around 50 per cent, according to financial market pricing. However, a growing number of economists expect the Reserve Bank of Australia to ease monetary policy in May. Macquarie Group is the latest to forecast a rate cut in May, and chief economist Ric Deverell says the RBA is unlikely to be unduly concerned about reducing the cash rate during an election campaign. Macquarie says the central bank might also reduce its GDP growth and inflation forecasts at the monthly board meeting.

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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, JP MORGAN AUSTRALIA LIMITED, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, CAPITAL ECONOMICS LIMITED, CITIGROUP PTY LTD, TD SECURITIES, NOMURA AUSTRALIA LIMITED, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC

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