NZD: RBNZ cuts rate by 25bps to 2.5% - TDS

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at TDS, notes that the RBNZ cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by -25bp to 2.5%, revisiting post GFC-lows, citing slowing growth, lower terms of trade and low inflation.

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    “Was expected by TD and 15/18 analysts. The NZD jumped as the Bank left a weak conditional easing bias of “We expect to achieve [2% inflation] at current interest rate settings, although the Bank will reduce rates if circumstances warrant”; and (2) the bank bill profile (i.e. forward guidance) was unchanged from three months ago despite a much higher exchange rate assumption.”

    “Also released, REINZ home sales for Nov saw hot-spot Auckland’s sales volumes down -11.5%/mth, the lowest sales volumes seen since 2011. Restrictions are working.”
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