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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