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Federated Farmers welcomes cut in Official Cash Rate


18 November 2015

Federated Farmers welcomes cut in Official Cash Rate

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent.

“It’s now up to the banks to pass this cut on to mortgage holders, and we urge them to do so on behalf of all New Zealand farmers,” Dr Rolleston said.

“Farmers’ cash flow is tight at the moment, particularly in the dairy sector, and anything that can ease the pressure on their bottom line will help get as many dairy farmers as possible through the current season.”

“This cut in the Official Cash Rate should also take pressure off the dollar, which is vital for our farming sector. We are also pleased to see that the Reserve Bank has signalled a further cut,” Dr Rolleston said.

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