ANZ forecasts a 25bp RBA interest rate hike on November 7 (previous forecast was December)

ANZ were previously forecasting a 25bp hike in December but have dragged it forward to November.

  • +25bp on November 7
  • to take the cash rate to 4.35% from its current 4.1%

ANZ, in brief:

  • Given the RBA’s hawkish rhetoric over the past two weeks and an uncomfortably high Q3 CPI (1.2% q/q for both headline and trimmed mean), we now expect the RBA to increase the cash rate by 25bp in November to 4.35%.
  • Thereafter we expect a hawkish extended pause.

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