RBA leaves rates unchanged at 3%; statement more dovish-than-expected

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The February RBA monetary meeting ended with rates left unchanged at 3%, its first meeting of the year.

According to RBA: "The inflation outlook, as assessed at present, would afford scope to ease policy further, should that be necessary to support demand."

RBA added: "Global growth is forecast to be a little below average for a time, but the downside risks appear to have abated, for the moment at least."

According to Greg McKenna, CEO at Global FX: "AUD doesn't like "afford scope to ease policy further, should that be necessary to support demand" in RBA statement it seems... the pair is well off highs."

Greg adds: "RBA statement is seriously dovish compared to what might have been expected - rates look headed lower from the RBA's language."

RBA also pointed once again that the Aussie is trading at higher levels than expected.

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