Recap 10-2-12




  • The RBA surprised with a rate cut of 25bps to 3.25%. “On the back of international developments, the growth outlook for next year looked a little weaker, while inflation was expected to be consistent with the target. The Board therefore decided that it was appropriate for the stance of monetary policy to be a little more accommodative.”
  • South Korea PMI dropped to 45.7 in Sept vs 47.5 prev.

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