OCR Unchanged at 2.5 Percent
6 December 2012
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.5 percent.
Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said: "Economic growth has slowed in recent months and has been accompanied by low inflation and rising unemployment. However, over the next two years, growth is expected to accelerate to between 2.5 and 3 percent per annum.
"The global outlook remains soft but appears less threatening than was the case earlier in the year. The risk of severe near-term deterioration in the euro area has decreased and Chinese economic indicators have been more positive recently. However, uncertainty around the US fiscal position is …
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Publication information: Article title: OCR Unchanged at 2.5 Percent. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin. Volume: 75. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2012. Page number: 42. © 2009 Reserve Bank of New Zealand. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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