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Australia : RBA Meeting Minutes  
Definition
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) publishes minutes of its meetings with a two week lag. The text expands on the statement published two weeks earlier at the time of the announcement.

Why Investors Care
Although the RBA's Reserve Bank Board issues a detailed statement at the conclusion of its monthly meetings, investors also look to the minutes for a more detailed description of current economic outlook both domestically and abroad along with the latest RBB policy thinking.

It is only recently that the RBA has released meeting minutes. At the conclusion of their December 2007 meeting, the RBA announced several changes to its communications policy. Previously, a statement was released only if a policy change was made. Now a statement is released at the conclusion of every meeting. Another change concerned the timing of the policy announcement. Rather than waiting until the next day, the announcement occurs immediately after the conclusion of the meeting. In addition, minutes are now released two weeks after the meeting.

Frequency
Monthly

Source
Reserve Bank of Australia

Availability
Available every month except January when the RBA does not hold a policy meeting. The RBA releases minutes of its meetings two weeks after the meeting is held. Minutes of the April 2 meeting were released on April 16.

Coverage
The meeting held two weeks earlier.

Revisions
Not applicable.


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