Written by Rates Direct in National on March 4, 2014

It was not surprising today when the RBA decided to keep the cash rate on HOLD at 2.50% at their monthly meeting.

This week there has been an abundance of mixed economic data, both positive and negative indicating a rise in the consumer price index, a surge in housing prices and an unexpected lift in the unemployment rate. All of which would have contributed to the Bank’s decision to sit on the sidelines this month. The coming 90 days will be particularly interesting with rate announcements – the Reserve Bank has grounds for a rate increase or if conditions improve it could seek to perhaps fight inflation by using more restrictive policy

This did not come as any great surprise as most economists predicted that a rate cut was unlikely given the present state of the economy, however several economists are now predicting that the next interest rate move will be upwards.

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