HiFX Data Update - RBNZ Interest Rate Decision - OCR Unchanged
The RBNZ have maintained the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75%. This was widely expected.
points in the RBNZ statement and full monetary policy
Reserve Bank of NZ Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged at 1.75%
Monetary policy will remain accommodative for a “considerable period”
Numerous uncertainties remain and monetary policy may need to adjust accordingly
Longer-term inflation expectations remain well anchored at around 2%
Future headline inflation expected to tend upwards towards the midpoint of the target band
CPI inflation to weaken further near-term due to softness in food and energy prices, adjustment to govt charges
Tradables inflation to remain subdued
House prices inflation remains moderate
No mention of NZD$
The NZD is little changed in immediate response.
The next OCR decision, Monetary Policy Statement and press conference will be held on 10th May 2018.
Below is link to the full RBNZ press statement:
Current indicative levels are:
NZD-USD 0.7220 /
NZD-AUD 0.9295 / 0.9320
NZD-EUR 0.5845 / 0.5870
NZD-GBP 0.5100 / 0.5125
NZD-JPY 76.50 / 76.75