AUD/USD to stay below 0.8000 on an increase of the RBA QE programme – Rabobank

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On a three-month view the AUD has gained over 8% versus the USD. Currency strength is clearly not a desired outcome for the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) which may bolster the size of its QE programme, sending the AUD/USD pair below the 0.8000 level again, Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, briefs. 

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“Speculation has appeared that the central bank could tweak the size of its asset purchase programme again. Such an outcome at next week’s policy meeting could push AUD/USD comfortably back below the 0.80 area in the immediate term.”

“Over the medium-term, trade tension between China and Australia in addition any reining back of expectations regarding the global recovery are likely triggers for pullbacks.”

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