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RBA’s Debelle Says Bank Rate Moves Don’t Affect Overall Policy

February 13, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle said decisions by the nation’s four biggest banks to raise mortgage rates independent of the central bank’s benchmark rate don’t affect monetary policy on the whole.

Speaking today at a Bloomberg conference in Sydney, he said the important issue is the “general direction” of monetary policy.

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