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With Aussie CPI coming up, where the headline CPI is expected at +0.5% (TDS forecast +0.6%) and underlying CPI expected at +0.5%, (TDS +0.55%) the analysts at TD Securities (TDS) argued that as the RBA is glued to the sidelines, even our firmer CPI take is unlikely to boost the AUD for long.  

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“Negative rate differentials and ongoing tension on global trade remain significant headwinds. Fading rallies remains prudent.”

“The OIS strip is flat to 1.5% cash and no trading opportunities just now. With a patient and gradual RBA, as long as core inflation tracks 2%/y there is no little need for rates to respond. The Aug 15 wages report is the next policy hurdle for the rates market.”