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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...

RECENT NEWS
RBA's Lowe: Further monetary easing may well be required
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:33 WIB | RBA

In his speech titled 'An Economic Update' to the Armidale Business Chamber, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe reiterated that further monetary easing could be required. "The Board is prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to support growth, employment, inflation goals," Lowe said ahead of next week's monetary policy meeting. "It's likely an extended period of low interest rates will be required in Australia." With the initial reaction to Lowe's comments, the AUD/USD pair gained traction and was last up 0.4% on the day at 0.6800. Below are some additional key...

Kuroda’s Speech: BOJ Will Ease Without Hesitation If Chance That Economy May Lose Momentum
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 14:24 WIB | BOJ Kuroda,

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda is on the wires now, via Reuters, making a scheduled speech on the monetary policy and economic outlook. Key Quotes: BOJ will ease without hesitation if chance that economy may lose momentum for achieving price goal heightens Positive output gap, firms' price-, wage-setting behaviour are key to determining whether momentum for hitting price goal sustained. Economy sustaining momentum for hitting BOJ's price goal. Source : FX Street

Draghi speech: We continue to stand ready to adjust all of our instruments
Monday, 23 September 2019 20:26 WIB | ECB Mario Draghi

In his introductory statement delivered at the hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, European Central Bank (ECB) President Draghi repeated that they continue to stand ready to adjust all of their instruments if warranted by the inflation outlook. The EUR/USD pair ignored Draghi's comments and was last seen trading at 1.0990, losing 0.25% on the day. Below are some additional takeaways, per Reuters. "We need a coherent economic strategy in the euro area that complements and enhances the effectiveness of the monetary policy." "Euro area...

Bank of England leaves policy rate unchanged at 0.75% as expected
Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:28 WIB | BOE

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...

SNB leaves key rate unchanged at -0.75%, USD/CHF eases-off 3-month tops
Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:54 WIB | Monetary SNB,

At its September quarter monetary policy assessment held this Thursday, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) board members decided to leave the monetary policy settings unchanged. The SNB left the benchmark sight deposit rate unchanged at -0.75%. The central bank maintained the 3-Month Libor Target Range steady between -1.25% to -0.25%, as widely expected. In reaction to the SNB's status-quo, the Swiss Franc picked-up fresh bids, knocking-off USD/CHF from three-month tops of 0.9984 to 0.9950 levels. Source : Fxstreet

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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...