In an unscheduled move on Friday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) intervened in the bond market operation to defend its yield target for the first time since end-February.
“The RBA offered to buy A$1 billion ($750 million) of its targeted government bond maturing in April 2024.”
“The yield on the April 2024 bond fell 5.6 basis points (bps) to 0.14%, according to Refinitiv data, leaving it still four bps higher than the central bank's 0.1% target.”
Earlier on, the central bank Governor Phillip Lowe said that “the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is closely watching a spike in inflation.”
Amidst the RBA’s intervention and China Evergrande news, AUD/USD staged a swift rebound to daily highs of 0.7490, before reversing slightly to 0.7477, where it now wavers. The spot is still up 0.15% on the day.
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