The Official Cash Rate has held steady at 5.5% in the Reserve Bank’s final review before the election. On AM, Milford Investment Analyst Katlyn Parker discusses the factors affecting the RBNZ’s thinking, including the inflationary impact of a government formation after the election, and a surge in oil prices. She also looks into the US 10-Year Treasury Yield highs and how what’s happening in the US is reflected here in New Zealand.