Westpac expects Reserve Bank of Australia and US Federal Reserve to delay rate cuts

//Westpac expects Reserve Bank of Australia and US Federal Reserve to delay rate cuts

Westpac now expects that the Reserve Bank will delay its next cut in the cash rate to April with the final cut to 0.25% occurring in August. Prior to the release of the surprisingly strong December Employment Report we had expected the cuts to be timed for February and June. Our analysis of the December Board Minutes highlighted that, with the Board committing to review its assessment of the economy in February, it seemed likely that the Board would have been prepared to cut the cash rate by 0.25% at that meeting. However we did note that, “The flow of economic data over the next six weeks will be critical to that … (full story)

2020-01-24T13:26:29+00:00