August RBA Decision: Relief...RBA holds rates at 4.75%


Tuesday 02 August 2011

For the eighth consecutive meeting, the RBA has kept the cash rate steady at 4.75%.

The RBA board judged that it was prudent to maintain the current setting of monetary policy, particularly in view of the acute sense of uncertainty in global financial markets over recent weeks.

However, it was highlighted that there are concerns about the medium term outlook for inflation and the evolving outlook for growth and inflation would be assessed carefully in future meetings, pointing to the increased possibility of a rate rise later in the year.

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