Reserve Bank of New Zealand

February 8, 2018

New Zealand’s Official Cash Rate was left at 1.75%. In seven increments of 25 basis points, such was halved between June 2015 and November 2016 and has been at 1.75% fifteen  months. A released statement from the central bank notes that inflation has been weaker than expected lately, projects a rise of inflation in the future towards the midpoint of the target range, but strongly defends the continuing need for an accommodative policy stance. “Monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period. Numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly.” So far, officials are okay about the kiwi’s appreciation but assume “the trade weighted exchange rate will ease over the projection period.”

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