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RBA minutes: No real surprises - Westpac

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    Bill Evans, Chief Economist at Westpac. provides his take on the RBA minutes, noting that no no real surprises were seen.

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    The minutes provide some insight into expectations around GDP; reaction to the surprise rise in the unemployment rate in January; and the weak Capex report.

    The 'spin' on all of these developments indicates a Bank that is comfortably on hold.
    However clearly considerable attention is being paid by the Bank to developments in China and sudden adverse developments in that region would undoubtedly prompt consideration for policy change.

    We will have to await new communication from the Bank to assess its degree of unrest around the recent sharp jump in the AUD.

    Westpac continues to expect that the Bank will remain on hold for the remainder of the course of 2016.
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