The RBA surprises about half of the prognosticators, keeping its benchmark rate steady at 3.25%....

|By:, SA News Editor

The RBA surprises about half of the prognosticators, keeping its benchmark rate steady at 3.25%. The statement though, is not exactly a hawkish one, and the bank mentions the aussie as "higher than might have been expected, given the observed decline in export prices and the weaker global outlook." The ASX 200 +0.2%. The aussie +0.6%, and buying $1.0428.