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Monday, 8 January 2018 10:32 WIB

Faster factory inflation and higher industrial profits in the past year have created space for an increase in overall interest rates, People™s Bank of China researcher Ji Min said, according to a report by China Daily. Inflation and foreign exchange rates also have to be factored in before adjusting interest rates, the newspaper cited Ji, deputy head of the central bank™s research bureau, as saying. China™s central bank will make modest increases in money-market rates in 2018 as it aims to keep up the pressure on deleveraging and prevent too...

Most Fed Officials Backed Continued Gradual Rate Hikes
Thursday, 4 January 2018 02:28 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed Ekonomi AS

Federal Reserve officials in December debated the risks to the U.S. economic outlook, with some concerned about low inflation and others pointing to robust growth that was about to get a further boost from tax cuts. Most participants reiterating support for œcontinuing a gradual approach to raising the target range for the benchmark policy rate, according to minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's Dec. 12-13 meeting released Wednesday in Washington. U.S. central bankers raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point and penciled in three more hikes for 2018,...

BOJ Maintains Stimulus as Inflation Lags Behind Economic Growth
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:24 WIB | Ekonomi Jepang Bank of Japan BOJ

The Bank of Japan left monetary stimulus unchanged in the final policy meeting of 2017, remaining on cruise control as it waits for a pickup in stubbornly low inflation. The central bank will continue to target interest rates and buy financial assets to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal, it said in statement on Thursday. The result was predicted by all 44 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. With Japans economy continuing to grow at a healthy pace, and inflation at least moving in the right direction, there is little pressure on the BOJ to act any time soon. This...

RBA Gains Confidence Unemployment to Fall Further, CPI to Climb
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:28 WIB | Moneter RBA

Australias central bank is showing increased confidence the economy will strengthen further next year, potentially laying the ground for the first policy tightening since 2010, the minutes of its December meeting show. The minutes cover discussions held prior to the release of third-quarter GDP, strong November employment data and the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, so are quite dated. Still, the themes that have kept the Reserve Bank of Australia on the sidelines with a record-low cash rate of 1.5 percent remain: rising business confidence underpinning increased hiring...

Draghi Says ECB Will Still Be Short of Inflation Goal by 2020
Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:34 WIB | ECB Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi stopped short of declaring that the European Central Bank will meet its inflation goal in 2020, signaling that the euro-area economy isn't yet strong enough to warrant weaning off monetary stimulus. The ECB president unveiled updated economic projections that showed stronger growth over the next three years but only slowly improving consumer-price gains. Inflation will average 1.7 percent in 2020, below the goal of just under 2 percent. Policy makers earlier kept interest rates and their quantitative-easing settings unchanged. The Governing Councils...

ECB leaves rates at record low, reiterates dovish guidance
Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:07 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

The European Central Bank on Thursday made no changes to policy, keeping its deposit rate at negative 0.4% and its main refinancing rate at 0%. The bank reiterated its guidance that rates will "remain at their present levels for an extended period of time, and well past the horizon of the net asset purchases." The policy makers confirmed the decision from October to halve its quantitative easing program to €30 billion in January and let it run until the end of September 2018 or "beyond." The ECB also repeated previous guidance that it stands ready to increase the size and/or duration of...

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Japan's Abe Announces Plans for 2 Trillion Yen Spending Package
Monday, 25 September 2017 15:27 WIB

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that he would seek to implement a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) spending package to expand access to education and cut waiting times at...

BOE Cuts Bank Capital Buffer as Brexit Vote Challenges Stability
Tuesday, 5 July 2016 17:00 WIB

The Bank of England cut its capital requirements for U.K. banks and pledged to implement any other measures needed to shore up financial stability after Britain’s shock decision to leave the...