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RBNZ: Two more rate cuts likely in June and Aug 2016 – Westpac

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    FXStreet (Delhi) – Sean Callow, Research Analyst at Westpac, notes that the RBNZ cut the OCR four times from Jun to Dec 2015, fully reversing the 2014 tightening.

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    “The Dec statement noted softer growth and thus “an increase in spare capacity and unemployment”.

    Governor Wheeler gives the clear impression that he believes 2.5% will be the right cash rate for some time. However, he still included in the statement the concession that “the Bank will reduce rates if circumstances warrant.”

    Westpac looks for 2 more rate cuts this cycle, in June and Aug 2016, to 2.0%. Inflation and growth are likely to disappoint the RBNZ in H1 2016.”
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