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Thursday, 9 April 2020 02:08 WIB

The worst-case scenario of the staff of the Federal Reserve for the economy is no recovery until next year, according to minutes of the central bank's March 15 policy meeting released Wednesday. The staff told officials that there were two plausible scenarios for the U.S. economy grappling with the coronavirus. In one scenario, the U.S. economy would start to recover in the second half of the year. The more adverse scenario was that the economy entered a recession with no significant rebound until next year. Facing this uncertainty, Fed officials responded by slashing interest rates to...

RECENT NEWS
ECB Keeps Policy, Rate Guidance Unchanged
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 19:01 WIB | ECB

The European Central Bank kept its policy unchanged as expected on Wednesday, maintaining interest rates at record lows and keeping its guidance for steady interest rates this year despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth. With the economy and inflation both slowing, the ECB has already backtracked on its plans to tighten policy this year, unveiling instead even more stimulus to prop up an export-focused economy now struggling amid a global slowdown in trade. But having unveiled fresh measures just last month, the ECB can afford to wait before contemplating any further steps, keeping...

Bank of England leaves policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with unanimous vote as expected
Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:14 WIB | Fiskal & Moneter BOE Ekonomi inggris

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement. Since the Committees previous meeting, the news in economic data has been mixed, but the MPC's February Inflation Report projections appear on track. The broad-based softening in global GDP and trade growth has continued. Shifting expectations about the potential nature and timing of the United Kingdoms...

Fed, Seeing Slower Growth and Softer Inflation, Now Projects No Rate Hikes This Year
Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:15 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed

Federal Reserve officials, seeing slower growth and softer inflation ahead, said Wednesday they dont expect to hike interest rates much at all over the next three years. The new median forecast of Fed officials in the œdot-plot graph was for no more interest-rate hike this year. The central bankers see one move in 2020. The prior Fed forecast was for two rate hikes this year and then one more next year. Policy makers also announced they will begin to taper the runoff of the $4 trillion balance sheet in May and end it in September. The Fed said in a statement after its two-day...

Fed's Powell says no immediate policy responses needed to economy
Monday, 11 March 2019 10:05 WIB | The Fed

Reuters reported that the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the Fed doesnt see problems in the U.S. economy that warrant an immediate change in its policy and it will be careful not to shock financial markets as it stabilizes its bond portfolio. As per the news report, the Fed Chair appeared for a speech at the Stanford University during late-Friday and said, œWith nothing in the outlook demanding an immediate policy response and particularly given muted inflation pressures, the committee has adopted a patient, wait-and-see approach. Source: Reuters

ECB pushes out rate hike, offers cheap cash to banks
Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:20 WIB | Eropa Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

The European Central Bank changed tack on its tightening plan on Thursday, pushing out the timing of its first post-crisis rate hike until 2020 at the earliest and offering banks a new round of cheap loans to help revive the euro zone economy. The bolder-than-expected move came as the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world are also holding back on rate hikes. It underlined how a global trade war, Brexit uncertainty and simmering debt concerns in Italy are taking their toll on economic growth across Europe. Whereas the bank had previously said rates would remain at...

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No-Deal Brexit Riskiest For Financial Stability: BoE's Carney
Monday, 25 February 2019 18:17 WIB

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union next month without a transition deal ranked as the riskiest Brexit scenario for the...

MONETARY
RBA cuts Official Cash Rate by 25 bps to 0.50%, AUD/USD jumps
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10:38 WIB

At its March monetary policy meeting on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its official cash rate (OCR) by 25bps to a record low of 0.50%, as they weighed in the coronavirus outbreak...