Australia's Rba Considered Delaying Rate Cut - Nasdaq.com
Many in the financial markets were not expecting the cut in as RBA Governor Glenn Stevens had indicated as recently as December that interest rates stability remained an attractive option. Financial markets are now betting the RBA will cut interest rates at least one more fitness time by mid-2015, with some market participants expecting it will continue cutting in the second half united states of the year. Still, there was little guidance in the minutes on how the RBA might proceed. To be sure, the RBA indicated it might move cautiously in cutting interest rates further saying it will other need to keep a close watch on house price growth. "Given the large increases in housing prices in some cities and ongoing strength in lending to investors in housing assets, members also agreed that developments in the housing market would bear careful monitoring," it said. The RBA and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority have warned about risks associated with strong house price gains.