Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Statement
Statement from the RBA
Starts Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 05:09
Updated Monday, October 1, 2018
The Reserve Bank of Australia will release the statement together with the interest rate decision this week.
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About Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Statement
The RBA Monetary Policy Statement is a synopsis of current economic conditions prevalent in Australia. It is an assessment of economic growth, capital market performance, and serves as a release of the RBA’s adopted monetary policy.The RBA Cash Rate is the “overnight money market interest rate,” or the “prime rate” assigned to loans in Australia. It is determined by the Reserve Bank Board and released shortly after each meeting concludes. The RBA Cash rate is revisited every calendar month except for January. The primary goals of the RBA are to promote pricing stability and ensure long-term economic growth. Inflationary concerns are addressed directly in the RBA Statements, including measures taken to mitigate any negative impact upon the domestic economy. A hawkish tone toward the Australian dollar (AUD) is viewed as being bullish, while a dovish perspective is widely accepted as bearish.The RBA Monetary Policy Statements are a key market moving event for valuations of the AUD. Heightened volatility is commonplace surrounding the release, with traders and investors forming opinions on future policy moves during the commentary.