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AUD/USD Forecast: Higher Australian Inflation Expectations Keep Aussie Bid

January 23, 2023

Via: DailyFX

The pro-growth Australian dollar did not react to rising COVID death statistics released on Saturday by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention showing markets focus on the upcoming Australian CPI report on Wednesday and a weaker USD – see economic calendar below. Estimates point to a 0.2% increase from the prior read and could throw a spanner in the works considering the Australian economy could be pushed into a recession should the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hike rates again. Taking into account softening housing prices and lower consumer demand, another hike will hurt and already wounded Australian consumer. The week rounds off with high impact U.S. data which should shift AUD/USD price movement over to dollar-based factors.

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