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Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:05 WIB

The European Central Bank kept monetary stimulus unchanged at President Christine Lagarde™s first policy meeting, shifting the focus to when she™ll announce her review of the institution™s strategy for safeguarding theeuro-zone economy. The ECB kept its deposit rate at a record-low minus 0.5%, and bond purchases at 20 billion euros ($22 billion) a month, sticking to a controversial package unveiled in September. Lagarde, who has said little on monetary policy since starting in November, will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. in Frankfurt. The president could...

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ECB Meeting Account Shows Officials Far Apart on Stimulus
Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:52 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

European Central Bank officials were far apart on the elements of the monetary stimulus package that led to public acrimony after last months decision. The account of the Sept. 11-12 meeting showed some members of the Governing Council were ready to back an even deeper cut in interest rates in exchange for dropping the proposal to restart bond purchases. Others needed convincing about reducing rates at all because of concern about the possibility of increasingly adverse effects. œA number of reservations were expressed about individual elements of the proposed policy package,...

FOMC minutes: Most fed policymakers believed 25 basis point cut needed
Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:22 WIB | Federal Reserve FOMC

According to the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September 17-18 monetary policy meeting, most policymakers believed that a 25 basis points rate cut was needed citing economic outlook, risk management and inflation objectives. The US Dollar Index largely ignored the statement and was last flat on the day at 99.12. Below are some other key take aways as reported by Reuters. "Several participants said statistical models on the likelihood of a recession in medium-term had increased notably in recent months." "Policymakers generally more concerned about risks...

Powell Speech: Fed's Strategy And Tools Have Been, And Remain, Effective
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:25 WIB | The Fed

While speaking to a group of local business and community leaders at the Federal Reserve Systems Fed Listens program, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, repeated that the Fed's strategy and tools have been, and remain, effective. "It's important for the Fed to keep inflation around the target so there is room to move monetary policy and to keep expectations anchored," Powell added. "Historically strong job market is benefitting low and moderate-income communities." Source : FXstreet

Breaking: Fed's Powell says there is no reason why expansion can't continue
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 03:19 WIB | Federal Reserve

While responding to questions from the audience following his prepared speech at an event organised by the National Association of Business Economists in Denver, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Chairman Jerome Powell said that there was no reason why the monetary expansion could not continue. With the initial market reaction, the US Dollar Index retreated from its session highs and was last up 0.16% on the day at 99.14. "The Fed will use rate cuts, forward guidance, and QE as appropriate," Powell added. "The short-term yield curve control is something that is worth looking...

Australia Cuts Key Rate as Global Threats, Unemployment Rise
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 12:10 WIB | Moneter RBA

Australia's central bank lowered interest rates for the third time this year as it tries to shield the economy from a slew of offshore risks, and signaled it could ease even further. Reserve Bank chief Philip Lowe reduced the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%, as predicted by money markets and most economists, bringing the lower bound of policy into view and raising the prospect of unconventional measures. The RBA's move is also designed to prevent a rebound in the depreciating currency that might have been triggered if it stood pat while global...

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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
BOJ Maintains Key Interest Rates and Forward Guidance
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:06 WIB

Bank of Japan maintains 10-year JGB yield target at about zero percent after ending a two-day meeting on Tuesday. Keeps policy balance rate at -0.1%. Central bank leaves forward guidance and asset...