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Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:28 WIB

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. With the initial market reaction, the British pound weakened modestly and the GBP/USD pair was last seen trading at 1.2450, losing 0.15% on the day. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement, per Reuters. "Uk GDP growth of +0.2% in Q3 2019 (August Q3 forecast +0.3%)." "Staff forecast inflation will stay under 2% target for rest of 2019, due largely to base...

ECB signals its ready to cut rates; opens door to renewed QE measures
Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:43 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB Mario Draghi

The European Central Bank on Thursday made clear it stands ready to cut rates and deliver "highly accommodative" monetary policy, including additional asset purchases, in its effort to push stubbornly low inflation back toward its target amid signs of deteriorating economic conditions in the eurozone. However, investors appeared to take the statement and subsequent remarks by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi with a grain of salt, lamenting a lack of clear-cut details of policy plans. The euro initially dived following the statement, while European bonds rallied, pushing down...

ECB Leaves Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged at 0% as Expected
Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:03 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

At its monetary policy meeting held today, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to leave the interest rates on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40%, respectively. Attention now turns to ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference at 12:30 GMT. With the initial market reaction, the shared currency gathered strength against its peers and was seen trading at 1.1155 against the USD, rising 0.12% on the day. Below are some key takeaways, via Reuters, from...

Lowe Says RBA Ready to Ease Again If Demand Growth Insufficient
Thursday, 25 July 2019 10:29 WIB | RBA Ekonomi Australia

Australias central bank chief Philip Lowe said hes ready to ease policy further if his recent back-to-back cuts fail to revive economic growth and flagged œan extended period of low interest rates. Lowe said in the text of a speech in Sydney Thursday that it could turn out that a combination of the consecutive rate reductions, tax cuts, higher commodity prices, a stabilizing housing market and infrastructure investment spur the economy and lift inflation. œBut if demand growth is not sufficient, the board is prepared to provide additional support...

Fed Chief Powell Says He Thinks Core Inflation Picked Up a Bit in June
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:16 WIB | The Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the central bank now estimates that a key measure of core inflation increased in June to its highest level in four months but added that, despite the acceleration, inflation pressures œremain muted. In a speech to the Bank of France in Paris, Powell said the Fed currently estimates the change in the so-called core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index was 1.7% over the 12-months ended June. That is up from 1.6% in May and 1.5% as recently as March. The PCE price index is the Feds favorite measure of price...

RBA Monitoring Job Market Closely, to Adjust Rates If Needed
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:53 WIB | RBA Ekonomi Australia

Australia's central bank is focused on the jobs market and said it will adjust policy if needed to support economic growth and keep inflation on track to return to target. In minutes of its July 2 meeting, when it cut interest rates for a second month to a record-low 1%, the Reserve Bank noted wages growth remained low overall and œspare capacity was likely to remain in the labor market for some time. The easing would œpromote stronger overall economic conditions, it said Tuesday. œThe extent of spare capacity in the economy, and the likely pace at which it would be absorbed,...

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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...

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...