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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 08:53 WIB

Australia's central bank is focused on the jobs market and said it will adjust policy if needed to support economic growth and keep inflation on track to return to target. In minutes of its July 2 meeting, when it cut interest rates for a second month to a record-low 1%, the Reserve Bank noted wages growth remained low overall and œspare capacity was likely to remain in the labor market for some time. The easing would œpromote stronger overall economic conditions, it said Tuesday. œThe extent of spare capacity in the economy, and the likely pace at which it would be absorbed,...

RECENT NEWS
BOE Notes Rising No-Deal Brexit Risk as Rate Kept Unchanged
Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:20 WIB | BOE

The Bank of England said the perceived risk of crashing out of the European Union without a deal had risen as they unanimously voted to keep policy unchanged. While officials, led by Governor Mark Carney, said they still see the need for interest-rate hikes in coming years if their forecasts bear out, they also acknowledged that investors are taking a different view than the bank's assumption of a smooth Brexit. That has pushed down the pound and market expectations for future interest rates, the Monetary Policy Committee said in the minutes of its June meeting.  The market moves...

BOJ Stands Pat as Fed and ECB Signal Possible Rate Cuts Ahead
Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:19 WIB | Ekonomi Jepang Bank of Japan BOJ

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged Thursday, just hours after the Federal Reserve became the latest central bank to signal a willingness to cut interest rates in the face of rising threats to economic growth. The BOJ maintained its interest rates and asset purchases, it said in a statement. All 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted no change. Governor Haruhiko Kurodas views on the economic outlook and the possibility of additional stimulus will be in focus when he holds a news conference at 3:30 p.m. He is likely to reaffirm his willingness to add...

Fed holds rates steady, signals cuts possible later this year
Thursday, 20 June 2019 01:40 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed Fiskal & Moneter

The U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday but signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point over the remainder of this year, as it responded to increased economic uncertainty and a drop in expected inflation. The U.S. central bank said it œwill act as appropriate to sustain the economic expansion as it approaches the 10-year mark and dropped a promise to be œpatient in adjusting rates. Nearly half its policymakers now show a willingness to lower borrowing costs over the next six months. While new economic projections showed...

BoE's Carney: BoE retains the ability to relaunch term funding scheme as necessary
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:43 WIB | ECB BOE Mark Carney,

While speaking at the policy panel at the European Central Bank (ECB) Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that in exceptional circumstances, like Brexit, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) could extend the horizon over which it returns to the inflation target. Key quotes : Says his comments at ECB panel have no bearing on BoE policy announcement on Thursday. It has been critical for the Bank of England to pursue flexible inflation targeting. Flexibility cannot be used without limit, MPC has set out framework for policy...

Draghi Says More Stimulus Needed If Outlook Doesn't Improve
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:17 WIB | Draghi Mario Draghi

ECB President Mario Draghi says risk outlook œremains tilted to the downside, and more stimulus will be needed if the outlook doesnt improve. Says interest-rate cuts and more QE are part of its arsenal. ECB has headroom for more asset purchases. œThe prolongation of risks has weighed on exports and in particular on manufacturing. In the absence of improvement, such that the sustained return of inflation to our aim is threatened, additional stimulus will be required Also says ECB is able to enhance forward guidance by œadjusting its bias and its conditionality to...

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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
Powell says the Fed is 'grappling' with whether to cut interest rates
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:28 WIB

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday suggested an interest-rate cut in July, widely expected by investors and economists, is not a done deal. While greater uncertainty about trade and...