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Analysts at TD Securities points out that the RBNZ decides on the Official Cash Rate (OCR) tomorrow and TD and unanimous consensus expect the OCR to remain at 1.75%.

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“Since the 9 August Monetary Policy Statement, activity has been upbeat – especially Q2 GDP growing at twice the rate the Bank expected – but we expect Governor Orr to emphasise that inflation remains persistently low, and weak business sentiment is the main downside risk to the outlook.”

“TD and unanimous consensus expect the OCR to remain at 1.75% tomorrow. We expect the tone to reflect that the Governor will “wait, watch and worry”, where the next move in the cash rate could be “up or down” as per the August policy assessment. We also expect a repeat where “we expect to keep the OCR at this level … into 2020″. Dropping this latter statement would be undeniably hawkish, and is highly unlikely.”

“Some reduction in the global risk premium is expected to benefit currencies such as the NZD. And as the kiwi is at our high-frequency fair value, we favour a squeeze in positioning and continue to look for a push towards $US0.68 in the immediate future. Governor Orr will ensure that this will not occur in a straight line.”