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It’s a busy week for the Reserve Bank. There’s the annual Cup Day board meeting and the release of its latest batch of forecasts in the quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy on Friday.

Busy is a relative term. Nothing much will change.

Interest rates will stay on hold at the record low of 1.5 per cent, as they have at every meeting since August 2016.

The key forecasts for GDP growth, inflation and unemployment over the foreseeable horizon will remain largely untouched. The glass will remain half-full at the RBA’s Martin Place HQ.