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Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:22 WIB

The Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates at 0.1% and maintain its £200 billion program of buying UK government bond and sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases. "Regarding the impact of asset purchases, gilt yields fell significantly following the previous week's special MPC meeting and the commencement of additional gilt purchase operations from 20 March. If needed, the MPC can expand asset purchases further," the central bank said. Source : Marketwatch

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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

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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...

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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...

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