The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board members decided to raise its official cash rate (OCR) by another 25 basis points (bps) from 3.10% to 3.35%, as widely expected, when they met at their February 7 monetary policy meeting, the first of this year.
According to the latest Reuters poll, the RBA was expected to deliver a fourth successive quarter-point interest rate hike on Tuesday. The central bank would likely follow it up with a fifth in March as it continues its battle to tame inflation.
In an immediate reaction to the RBA decision, the AUD/USD pair leaped nearly 30 pips to test 0.6950. At the time of writing, the Aussie is up 0.92% on the day, trading at 0.6944.
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About the RBA rate decision
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