Optimistic Reserve Bank holds rates steady for now

Original article by David Rogers, Patrick Commins
The Australian – Page: 19 & 27 : 6-Nov-19

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has reiterated that the cash rate is likely to remain low for some time, after it was left unchanged at 0.75 per cent on 5 November. However, he also stressed that the central bank is open to further rate cuts if necessary to achieve its inflation and full employment targets. Su-Lin Ong of RBC Capital Markets now expects another rate cut in February, rather than December. Bill Evans of Westpac also expects a rate cut in February, which he says will be the last one in the current easing cycle.

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