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Thursday, 9 April 2020 02:08 WIB

The worst-case scenario of the staff of the Federal Reserve for the economy is no recovery until next year, according to minutes of the central bank's March 15 policy meeting released Wednesday. The staff told officials that there were two plausible scenarios for the U.S. economy grappling with the coronavirus. In one scenario, the U.S. economy would start to recover in the second half of the year. The more adverse scenario was that the economy entered a recession with no significant rebound until next year. Facing this uncertainty, Fed officials responded by slashing interest rates to...

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Fed Minutes Show Worries About Economy Had Eased a Bit
Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:24 WIB | The Fed Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve officials were more upbeat about the economy in late October than they had been only six weeks earlier, according to minutes of their policy discussion released Wednesday. Officials œgenerally viewed the economic outlook as positive, the minutes said. œUncertainties associated with trade tensions as well as geopolitical risks had eased somewhat, although they remained elevated, the summary said. Officials talked about a œresilient economy in the face of headwinds. At their meeting, the Fed voted 8 to 2 to trim rates by a quarter-point. It was the third...

RBA minutes: Board prepared to ease policy further if needed (AUD lower)
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 07:55 WIB | RBA

The minutes from the RBA Board's 5th November meeting have been released which shows the RBA has an easing bias. AUD/USD is lower on the minutes, down -0.20% at the time of writing. Bored prepared to ease policy further if needed and case could be made for a rate cut at November meeting. Decided rates should be held steady "at this meeting". Board recognised "negative effects" of lower rates on savers and confidence. Rate cuts could have different impact on confidence than in the past. Saw case to wait and asses impact of "substantial" stimulus already delivered. Agreed extended period...

FOMC Chairman Powell testimony: Baseline outlook for US economy remains favourable
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 23:14 WIB | Testimoni

In remarks prepared for delivery to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will reiterate that the baseline outlook for the US economy remains favourable and say that the monetary policy is likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming data broadly remains consistent with the Fed's economic outlook. These remarks don't seem to be having a noticeable impact on the greenback's valuation with the US Dollar Index clinging to modest daily gains above the 98.30 mark. Below are some additional...

Japanese PM Abe: Want extra budget to assist economic recovery
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 11:40 WIB | Jepang Global

Fresh comments are crossing the wires from the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, as he expresses the need for an extra budget to assist the economic recovery. Nothing further is reported on the same. Last week, Japans PM Abe was going to instruct ministers to compile stimulus package - NHK. Meanwhile, the Japanese Finance Minister said that Japan is not considering need to compile economic stimulus measures now. Aso further said that œit's natural for monetary and fiscal policies to work as one. Source: FXstreet

RBA Sees Moderate Recovery Persisting, But No Wage-Growth Gains
Friday, 8 November 2019 07:58 WIB | Ekonomi Australia RBA

Australias central bank maintained its glass half full view, reinforcing that the economy has emerged from its soft patch, while forecasting no acceleration in wage growth and core inflation barely reaching the bottom of its target. In its quarterly update of the economic outlook released in Sydney Friday, the Reserve Bank predicted the economy would grow 2.25% this year, lifting to 2.75% in December 2020 and 3% in 2021. It said the expansion will be underpinned by consumption fueled by interest-rate and tax cuts and rising house prices. œThese forecasts imply some progress towards...

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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
RBA cuts Official Cash Rate by 25 bps to 0.50%, AUD/USD jumps
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10:38 WIB

At its March monetary policy meeting on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its official cash rate (OCR) by 25bps to a record low of 0.50%, as they weighed in the coronavirus outbreak...