December 4, 2018 / 4:04 AM / 13 days ago

Australia central bank holds rates at 1.5 percent

A man smokes next to the Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters in central Sydney, Australia February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank left its cash rate at 1.5 percent on Tuesday, a widely expected decision given policy makers have signalled a steady outlook for some time to come.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) made the announcement following its monthly policy meeting. A Reuters poll of 43 analysts had found all but one saw a steady outcome this week.

Reporting by Wayne Cole; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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