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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...

RECENT NEWS
'Many' Fed Officials Said in June They'd Be Willing to Cut Interest Rates if Uncertainty Still Weighs on Outlook, Minutes Show
Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:18 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed EkonomiAmerika

Many Federal Reserve officials said in their meeting in June that they would be willing to cut interest rates if the economy continued to struggle in coming weeks, according to minutes of the discussion released on Wednesday. Officials appeared caught off guard in mid-June about sudden "significant" signs of weakness in the economy, calling them "quite recent." Given how quickly things were developing, Fed officials decided to take a wait-and-see attitude. While almost all agreed to hold interest rates steady in June, "many" officials said rate cuts would be warranted if risks and...

Powell speech: Weak inflation could be even more persistent than Fed currently anticipates
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:00 WIB | Fiskal & Moneter

In his prepared statement to be delivered at his semi-annual testimony to the Congress, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, reiterated that the Fed will act 'as appropriate' to sustain the U.S. economic growth. With the initial reaction to Powell's statement, the US Dollar Index turned south and was last down 0.25% on the day at 97.25. Below are some key quotes, per Reuters. "It appears trade uncertainties and concerns about global economy continue to weigh on u.S. Economic outlook -prepared testimony." "Baseline outlook is for U.S. economic...

Powell speech: No comments on the policy outlook
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:55 WIB | The Fed

In his prepared remarks delivered at the Stress Testing Conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, didn't comment on the monetary policy outlook or the economy's state. There won't be a Q&A session and markets will be waiting for Atlanta Fed President Bostic and St. Louis Fed President Bullard's comments later in the session. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index is holding on to modest daily gains above the 97.50 mark. Source: FXStreet

RBA Cuts Key Rate to 1% as Seen by 21 of 32 Economists
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 11:42 WIB | RBA Ekonomi Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia cuts key interest rate to fresh record low of 1%, in first consecutive monthly reductions since 2012. RBA Governor Philip Lowe says in statement Tuesday: œToday's decision to lower the cash rate will help make further inroads into the spare capacity in the economy. It will assist with faster progress in reducing unemployment and achieve more assured progress towards the inflation target. The Board will continue to monitor developments in the labor market closely and adjust monetary policy if needed to support sustainable growth in the economy and the achievement...

Powell says the Fed is 'grappling' with whether to cut interest rates
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:28 WIB | The Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday suggested an interest-rate cut in July, widely expected by investors and economists, is not a done deal. While greater uncertainty about trade and worries about global economy might be starting to show through to economic data, officials dont know how long this may last and how serious the drag might be, the Fed chairman said. œThe question my colleagues and I are grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and thus call for additional policy accommodation, Powell said, in brief remarks ahead...

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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...