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.

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers.

Feed news

Are you new to trading or have been trading for a while and you feel stuck?

Try with us!
Become Premium!
   

Latest Forex News


Latest Forex News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD extends gains amid dollar weakness

EUR/USD has bounced above 1.2150 as the US dollar resumes its decline in the aftermath of Friday's weak job figures. Uncertainty about the ECB's policy somewhat weighs on the currency while the upbeat Sentix Investor Confidence supports it.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD soars to 1.41 after UK elections, US Nonfarm Payrolls

GBP/USD has hit a new three-month high just above 1.41 after the SNP failed to win a majority in Scotland and as the UK is set to extend its reopening. The dollar is still suffering from Friday's weak jobs report.

GBP/USD News

XAU/USD eyes critical resistance at $1,850

XAU/USD is rising for the fourth straight day on Monday. Next hurdle for gold is located around $1,850. A technical correction could be witnessed before the next leg up.

Gold News

ETH soars above $4,000, as BTC and XRP struggle

Bitcoin price beginning to hint at a complex topping process. Ethereum price shakes off rising wedge pattern to test new Fibonacci extension level.

More Dogecoin News

S&P 500 Nasdaq Day Ahead: No jobs, no bears, no way

Friday's jobs report still looms large over markets this morning with the dollar suffering a pasting at the hands of a resurgent sterling. Yields continue to shrug it off and slumber while the VIX does give a little wobble.

Read more

Forex MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures