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The AUD/USD pair attracts some buyers during the early Asian session on Tuesday. The pair currently trades near 0.6715, up 0.16% for the day. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released the Minutes of its December monetary policy meeting on Tuesday, suggesting that the central bank saw encouraging signs of progress on inflation and this needed to continue.
The RBA members agreed that the case to leave the cash rate target unchanged at this meeting was the stronger one. Furthermore, the central bank will monitor the incoming data to alter the economic outlook and the evolving assessment of risks when setting policy. The RBA members agreed that inflation expectations remained consistent with the inflation target.
Moving on, traders will focus on the US housing data, including Building Permits and Housing Starts on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Australian Westpac Leading Index for November will be released.
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