6 Jun 2012

RBA not finished yet

1:35 pm on 6 June 2012

Economists don't think the Reserve Bank of Australia has finished cutting the cost of borrowing, as it tries to juggle a weaker global outlook and modest domestic growth.

The bank on Tuesday cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, to 3.5%, the lowest level since November 2009 amid the global financial crisis.

It follows a surprise cut of 50 basis points last month.

But with commodity prices falling and China's economic growth slowing, RBC Capital Markets senior economist Su-Ling Ong does not think the Reserve Bank has finished cutting.

She expects at least one more interest rate cut this year.