Australian Interest Rate Decision – AUD Exchange Rates

Early this morning it was announced that the Australian interest rates were to be left on hold at 2.5% as the majority of analysts had expected. There was an outside chance there may have been a surprise announcement as recent comments from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Glenn Stevens had hinted at intervention in order to help the Australian economy. These comments are mainly because the RBA are concerned of the strength of the economy outside of the mining sector. A strong demand for Australian raw materials from the buyant Chinese market has helped the Australian economy and therefore the AUD but with public spending low and concerns of possible knock on effects to Australia should America start tapering their bond buying scheme. So, while there has been no change to the interest rates this month it will be interesting to see the Australian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures that come out early tomorrow morning. Expectation is for a small drop in these crucial figures and should that drop be bigger than expected we may see some Australian Dollar weakness pushing the exchange rates up even higher than they currently are. Currently rates are close to a 3 year high presenting some excellent buying opportunities.

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