Economy

Economists say more RBNZ rate cuts are coming

Rebecca Howard
Wed, 08 May 2019

By Rebecca Howard May 8 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut rates by 25 basis points to a record low 1.5 percent and economists expect it to cut again.  Changes to the central bank’s forecasts in the latest monetary policy statement now show a chance for another cut by March. The OCR track goes from 1.8 percent to 1.4 percent in March 2020. The bank's prior forecast in February had indicated the first move wasn't anticipated until the first half of 2021, and that that move would have been up. The kiwi dollar fell sharp...

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