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RBA Meeting Minutes continue to point to a slowing of RBA rate hikes and what next for the AUDUSD

The focus this morning for local markets has been on the RBA Board meeting minutes for September and for possible clues it contained as to the Board’s view around the pace of future interest rate hikes.

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September 19, 2022 11:21 PM
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A fourth 50bp RBA rate hike leaves AUDUSD neither shaken nor stirred

At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Reserve Bank Board raised its official cash rate for a fourth consecutive time by 50bp from 1.85% to 2.35%.

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September 6, 2022 01:34 AM
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September RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

On Tuesday, the RBA Board meets and is widely expected to raise the cash rate. Once again, the main question will be how much.

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September 1, 2022 08:29 PM

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Is the Kiwi ready to outperform the Aussie? AUD/NZD

Though the RBA hiked rates 50bps, it also served up a less hawkish statement than expected at its August meeting, causing Aussie to come off.

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August 2, 2022 11:19 AM
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RBA delivers dovish surprise to undercut the recent AUDUSD rally

At its monthly meeting this afternoon, the Reserve Bank Board raised its official cash rate for a third consecutive time by 50bp from 1.35% to 1.85%.

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August 2, 2022 02:30 AM
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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

Next Tuesday, the RBA meets again and is widely expected to raise the cash rate. Once again, the main question will be by how much.

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July 29, 2022 07:14 AM
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RBA Meeting Minutes support cautious AUDUSD rally

With Asian markets in a more cautious mood after being wrongfooted by the overnight sell-off on Wall Street, the focus this morning has been on the RBA Board meetings for July.

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July 18, 2022 11:11 PM
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AUD traders ‘sold the fact’ as RBA hiked by 50-bps as expected

The Australian dollar was promptly sold off on the confirmation that the RBA hikes rates by 50-bps, as traders seemingly bought the rumour and sold the fact.

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July 5, 2022 01:22 AM
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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

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June 29, 2022 01:46 AM
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Key takeaways from todays RBA communique and what it means for the AUDUSD

Following last week's mega moves by central banks, the calendar this week allows central bankers to finetune some of those shifts, starting with a plethora of communique from the RBA this morning.

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June 20, 2022 11:11 PM
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The RBA opt for a nifty 50, USD/JPY breaks 132

The RBA didn’t hold back and opted for a 50-bps hike at today’s meeting, which is a first since February 2000.

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June 7, 2022 01:48 AM
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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD?

At its monthly meeting next Tuesday, the 7th, the Reserve Bank Board is widely expected to raise the cash rate from its current setting of 0.35%.

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AUDUSD bounces back on RBA minutes and China headlines

This morning saw the release of the RBA’s May meeting minutes. The market was hoping for clues on the likely size of next month’s rate hike, particularly after the bank caught all commentators on the wrong foot last month by raising rates by 25bp to 0.35%.

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May 16, 2022 10:53 PM
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AUD/NZD technical breakout on RBA rate hike

The RBA’s surprise hike caught AUD/NZD traders with their guard down. As a result, the pair traded to its highest level since August 2018.

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May 3, 2022 10:12 AM
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RBA rate hike review and what comes next for the AUDUSD

For the first time since November 2010, the RBA has raised interest rates today, from a record low of 0.1% to 0.35%.

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In a preview earlier this week, we noted that a firm Q1 Australian inflation print would likely confirm the end of the era of ultra-low interest rates in Australia and the possibility of an interest rate hike as early as next week.

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April 28, 2022 02:38 AM
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Surge in AU inflation heightens RBA rate hike expectations but is not a game changer for the AUDUSD

This morning's release of March quarter Australian inflation data smashed already elevated expectations. The stunning beat firms up the chances that the RBA will raise interest rates at its monthly board meeting next week for the first time since 2010.

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AUDUSD screams higher on RBA loss of patience and higher commodities

The AUDUSD has surged to a 9-month high at .7639 (1.15%), following a more hawkish RBA meeting and a lift in the commodity complex overnight.

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April 5, 2022 03:40 AM
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AUD/USD probes the October higher ahead of RBA

Whether RBA will surprise us with a vaguely interesting meeting today or not is yet to be seen, but the fact that the Aussie sits at a pivotal level should be noted.

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RBA to end QE and bring forward rate hike guidance: AUDUSD

The RBA meets next Tuesday, February 1st, for the first time in 2022. Employment and inflation data have beaten expectations by sufficient margin to encourage the bank to take its next shift to further policy normalization, earlier than anticipated at its last meeting in December.

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January 27, 2022 06:55 PM
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RBA shift boosts AUDUSD

As widely forecast, the RBA elected to keep interest rates on hold this afternoon at 0.1%. However, a subtle adjustment in the last paragraph appears to have eased its dovish forward guidance.

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December 6, 2021 11:51 PM
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RBA instant reaction and what comes next for the AUDUSD

After implementing a series of five easing measures at its board meeting in November last year, the RBA has today taken another step towards normalising its emergency monetary policy settings.

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November 2, 2021 12:28 AM
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After a booming month, AUD/NZD fails hard at key resistance

Over the last 3 days the pair held resistance and moved lower, helped on Monday by a surge in Q3 inflation from New Zealand

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October 18, 2021 04:27 PM