Reserve Bank Interest rate Watch – September

At the September meeting of Australia’s central bank Interest rates were left unchanged…

The Reserve bank observed, in keeping Australian interest rates on hold, that “(Global) uncertainty and financial volatility is reducing confidence and may result in more cautious behaviour by firms and households in major countries. A number of forecasters have scaled back their global growth estimates over the past couple of months.”
“Overall, the near-term growth outlook continues to look somewhat weaker than was expected a few months ago. Beyond the near term, growth is still likely to be at trend or higher, unless the world economic outlook continues to deteriorate.”
and in conclusion..
“At today’s meeting, the Board judged that it was prudent to maintain the current stance of monetary policy. In future meetings, the Board will continue to assess carefully the evolving outlook for growth and inflation.”

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