As per Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board member Ian Harper sees scope for interest rate cuts if consumption across the economy loses momentum entirely.
The thing that is causing an issue for the RBA is slow growth in wages, which is feeding into slow growth in household income
If you start to lose that momentum, that might be the basis of some sort of policy action
While commenting on the dismal retail sales, Harper said, "It is yet another indication that we are not out of the woods"
Progress in the economic recovery is painfully slow
The level of AUD also remains an inhibitor to growth, even after recent falls
You wouldn't want to be jumping the gun and tightening too quickly
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