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Reserve Bank of New Zealand coming up at top of hour – quick rundown on what to expect

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand decision is due at 2pm New Zealand time:

0200 GMT2200 US Eastern time

The Bank is widely expected to hold rates at 5.50%

While inflation is still well above target the subsiding NZ economy is likely to prompt the Bank to be a touch less hawkish than it was in May and to voice concern over sluggish economy, worsening business confidenceThis meeting is a policy review, not a full Monetary Policy Statement; there will be no fresh economic forecasts or
briefing issued


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This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.

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