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Cash rate will peak at 4.85% by September

While headline inflation plunged in May, we doubt that this will have assuaged the Bank’s concerns about soaring unit labour costs and rising inflation expectations. Accordingly, we’re sticking to our forecast that the Bank will lift the cash rate by 25bp at each of its next three meetings, with rate cuts only happening in Q2 2024.

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