The RBA meets on 7 Sep. The data was strong in Q2, but the outlook is dimmer due to Delta. Bond market capacity makes faster QE unlikely. The most likely outcome is to pre-commit to buy at 4bn per week until at least Feb’22.
The difficulty controlling Delta/COVID means that we are being urged to “learn to live with the virus”. This is a big existential change from H1’21, and a reason to think that this recovery may be more subdued than the H2’20 bounce.
The economy was already shedding jobs in early July. The outlook is for more weakness.