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Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:08 WIB

The European Central Bank, as expected, left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and maintained its commitment to purchasing 20 billion euros ($22.8 billion) a month in bonds. The ECB's deposit rate stands at -0.5%, while its main refinancing operations rate holds at 0%. In a statement, the ECB repeated that its Governing Council expects rates to remain at present or lower levels until there are solid signs stubbornly low inflation is on track to converge with the bank's target of near, but below, 2%. The ECB also reiterated it expects asset purchases to run for as long as needed to...

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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

BOJ keeps policy steady, signals chance of easing in October
Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:47 WIB | Bank of Japan BOJ Monetary

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but said it would re-examine economic and price developments more thoroughly at its next policy meeting, signalling the chance of expanding stimulus as early as October. As expected, the BOJ maintained its short-term interest rate target at -0.1% and a pledge to guide 10-year government bond yields under a policy dubbed yield curve control (YCC). Announcing its decision, the central bank said in a statement that it was becoming necessary to pay œcloser attention to the chance that the economy will lose sufficient momentum to...

Fed Makes Second Straight Rate Cut, Splits on Further Action
Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:20 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed Ekonomi AS

Federal Reserve policy makers lowered their main interest rate for a second time this year while splitting over the need for further easing, caught between uncertainty over trade and global growth and a domestic economy that's holding up well. œ Although household spending has been rising at a strong pace, business fixed investment and exports have weakened, the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement on Wednesday in Washington. Officials maintained their pledge to œact as appropriate to sustain the expansion.  Chairman Jerome Powell, under relentless...

RBA Sees Risk of Property-Price Spike as House-Building Dwindles
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:03 WIB | RBA

Australia's central bank said there's potential for an upswing in home prices as dwelling construction weakens, while reiterating it's prepared to lower interest rates further. In minutes of its Sept. 3 policy meeting released in Sydney Tuesday, the Reserve Bank also noted that "the upward trend in wages growth appeared to have stalled" and that forward-looking indicators suggested employment growth would moderate over the next six months. It kept the cash rate unchanged at 1% after back-to-back cuts in June and July. Policy makers reaffirmed that they see an œextended period of low...

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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...