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RBA cash rate likely to stay at 2% through 2016 - Westpac

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    FXStreet (Delhi) – Sean Callow, Research Analyst at Westpac, expects rates to be kept on hold at 2% through 2016 by RBA.

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    “The RBA held the cash rate at 2.0% in December for the sixth straight month. The statement was little changed, repeating the line that “the outlook for inflation may afford scope for further easing of policy, should that be appropriate to lend support to demand.”

    “The RBA also argued that “the prospects for an improvement in economic conditions had firmed a little over recent months.”

    “The main risk to the outlook seems to be from the terms of trade, particularly if export prices continue to fall but AUD does not.”
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