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Australian Inflation forecasting just got murkier with price pressures weighing heavy. Australian CPI published at 3.6% in the 12 months to April compared with 3.5% forecast. The Bank of Australia warning that they have not forgotten about a possible hike on the horizon after inflation published higher than expected for the second straight month. We expect the RBA to hold rates higher for longer at 4.35% with the first rate cut not until early-mid 2025 depending largely on wage pressures. The Australian Dollar (AUD), US Dollar (USD) cross traded below the bull trendline this week breaking past support at 0.6620 to 0.6590 in early Friday trading. Meanwhile US prelim GDP came in soft at 1.3% in the first quarter after 1.6% in the fourth quarter 2023 reflecting weaker consumer spending.

The current interbank midrate is: AUDUSD 0.6634

The interbank range this week has been: AUDUSD 0.6589- 0.6679

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