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04.06.2019 16:59

RBA governor Lowe: Not unreasonable to expect a lower cash rate from here

  • Economic forecasts had assumed rates at 1% by year-end

  • The board has not yet made a decision, much depends on labour market

  • Rate decision was not in response to deterioration in outlook since May

  • Rate cut is to lead lower AUD than otherwise would have been the case

  • Easing aimed at spurring jobs growth, lifting inflation

  • One option is for fiscal support, including spending on infrastructure

  • Banks should fully pass through rate cut through mortgage rates

  • Well aware that savers will be disappointed by rate cut

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  • Swiss unemployment rate remained unchanged in November
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