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Tuesday, 7 July 2020 14:06 WIB

Australia™s central bank chief highlighted worries among households and businesses about the health and economic outlook, as the nation™s successful run of Covid-19 containment was rocked by a new outbreak, damping the economy™s otherwise improving prospects. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe kept the cash rate and three-year yield target unchanged at 0.25%, as expected. Soaring job advertisementsand retail sales suggest the economy is recovering, yet a spiraling rate of cases in Australia™s second-largest city is a stark reminder of ongoing...

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Fed Leaves Main Rate Unchanged, Saying Policy Is Appropriate
Thursday, 30 January 2020 02:19 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed

The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate steady and continued to signal policy would stay on hold for the time being as the U.S. enters a presidential election year. The target range of the federal funds rate of 1.5% to 1.75% is œappropriate to support sustained expansion of economic activity, the Federal Open Market Committee said Wednesday, repeating language from the December statement. Immediately after the decision, U.S. stocks extended gains while yields on the 10-year Treasury were little changed, as was the dollar. Traders trimmed bets on easing by the...

ECB Makes no Monetary Policy Changes, Launches Review of Monetary Policy Strategy
Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:08 WIB | Ekonomi Eropa ECB

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...

BoE Could Give "Prompt Response" to Signs of Lasting Weakness in UK Economy - Carney
Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:07 WIB | Mark Carney, BOE

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there could be a "relatively prompt response" from the central bank if it looked like weakness in the economy will persist. "With the relatively limited space to cut Bank Rate, if evidence builds that the weakness in activity could persist, risk management considerations would favour a relatively prompt response, Carney said in a speech delivered at a BoE event on inflation targeting. On the other hand, Carney noted that global growth was showing tentative signs of stabilising. Source : Reuters

Bank of England leaves policy rate unchanged at 0.75% in December as expected
Thursday, 19 December 2019 19:47 WIB | BOE

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% in December. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. The GBP/USD pair fluctuated sharply with the initial reaction but struggled to make a decisive move in either direction. As of writing, the pair was up 0.15% on the day at 1.3097. Below are some key takeaways from the policy statement, per Reuters. "Policymakers vote 9-0 to maintain gilt purchase target at 435 billion GBP." "Can't tell yet how much policy uncertainties for companies and...

Lagarde's ECB Keeps Policy Unchanged as Strategy Review Looms
Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:05 WIB | ECB Bank Sentral Eropa

The European Central Bank kept monetary stimulus unchanged at President Christine Lagardes first policy meeting, shifting the focus to when shell announce her review of the institutions 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...

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Fed's Powell: 'Medical Metrics' Most Important Data for U.S. Economy Now: CBS
Monday, 18 May 2020 08:06 WIB

The most important data for the U.S. economy right now are the "medical metrics around the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday night in broadcast remarks...

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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...