RBNZ - neutral commentary
RBNZ - neutral commentary with downside risks to growth, upside to inflation
On hold for an extended period.
As expected, RBNZ acknowledged downside risks to growth (housing, drought and trading partner growth concerns), upside to inflation (fiscal spending, emmissions trading and commodity prices). Growth has been downgraded substantiallly - lower consumption and res investment. No real surprises in commentary.
Weaker outlook, but no scope to ease anytime soon.