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Friday, 3 August 2018 14:48 WIB

Mark Carney threw himself back into the thick of the Brexit debate, saying the chance of the U.K. dropping out of the European Union without a deal is œuncomfortably high. The intervention suggests the Bank of England governor is growing increasingly worried that Prime Minister Theresa May™s government is running out of time to hammer out an agreement that will prevent disruption to business, trade and consumers. In a BBC Radio interview on Friday, he said a disorderly Brexit is œhighly undesirable. The pound weakened as Carney spoke and was down 0.2 percent at...

RECENT NEWS
Bank of England raises key lending rate to 0.75%
Thursday, 2 August 2018 18:21 WIB | BOE

The Bank of England on Thursday, as expected, raised its bank rate by 25 basis points, or a quarter of a percentage point, to 0.75%. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously for the hike. "Since the May Inflation Report, the near-term outlook has evolved broadly in line with the MPC's expectations," the committee said in a statement. "Recent data appear to confirm that the dip in output in the first quarter was temporary, with momentum recovering in the second quarter. The labor market has continued to tighten and unit labor cost growth has firmed." In a nod to difficult...

Fed holds interest rates steady, signals another hike coming soon
Thursday, 2 August 2018 01:19 WIB | Suku Bunga The Fed

The Federal Reserve kept policy steady on Wednesday while signaling it views another rate hike is likely as soon as September. At a two-day meeting that ended Wednesday, the Fed voted unanimously to keep its benchmark federal-funds rate in a range of 1.75% and 2%. In a statement, the Fed noted that job gains and economic activity have been œstrong. Source: marketwatch

Kuroda Pushes Through Changes to Stay the Course for Longer Haul
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 14:16 WIB | Jepang BOJ Kuroda,

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda pushed through changes to his radical monetary stimulus program as the central bank prepares for a longer struggle to stoke inflation. While keeping unchanged its two major benchmarks -- the negative interest rate and 10-year yield target -- the BOJ took a number of steps to alleviate the strain on banks and the market distortions stemming from its stimulus. Yet Kuroda also indicated that BOJ will tolerate 10-year yields deviating as much as 0.2 percent from zero, compared with 0.1 percent now. The BOJ cut its inflation forecasts,...

BOJ Keeps Policy Rate, Allows Flexibility in Bond Operations
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:24 WIB | Bank of Japan BOJ

The Bank of Japan maintains its 10-year bond yield target at about zero percent, while saying it would allow more flexibility in bond operations, after its meeting Tuesday. BOJ keeps policy balance rate at -0.100%. None of the economists surveyed from July 17-20 predicted a change in the policy rate. The central bank also downgraded its inflation outlook. Source : Bloomberg

ECB leaves rates unchanged, reiterates plan to end bond purchases in December
Thursday, 26 July 2018 19:01 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

The European Central Bank on Thursday, as expected, left interest rates unchanged and affirmed its plan to end its monthly bond-buying program in December. The ECB's key lending rate remains at 0%, while the rate paid on deposits parked overnight at the central bank remains at negative 0.4%. The ECB also repeated that it plans to keep rates at present levels "at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary to ensure the continued sustained convergence of inflation to levels that are below, but close to, 2% over the medium term." As usual, investors will pay...

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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...

MONETARY
BOJ Keeps Policy Unchanged, Downgrades Assessment of Inflation
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:01 WIB

The Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged even as it downgraded its assessment of inflation, falling further behind its global peers at the end of a busy week for central...