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Thursday, 20 February 2020 02:35 WIB

Federal Reserve officials and the central bank™s staff said the U.S. economy seemed stronger in late January than they had expected, according to minutes of their late-January meeting released Wednesday. The risks to the outlook were more favorable than had appeared at their meeting in mid-December. There were concerns expressed during their discussions about the threat of the coronavirus outbreak in China, and also of tensions in the Middle East. The Fed staff™s projection for U.S. GDP growth was stronger at the January meeting than in the previous forecast. The staff also said that...

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RBA Lowe Says Economy Still Passing Through "Gentle Turning Point" For The Better
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 09:20 WIB | RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia's Governor Philip Lowe is speaking on "The Year Ahead" at the National Press Club, Sydney today. Markets are looking for further clarification since the RBS's rate decision yesterday and surprise optimism about the economic outlook which lifted AUD crosses through stops, triggering a huge bid in the Aussie. Lowe said on Wednesday that Australia's central bank would see a strong case for cutting its benchmark interest rate from current record lows if the unemployment rate moved higher and there was no progress in lifting inflation. However, the RBA says that the...

RBA Holds Key Rate as Specter of China Slump Looms Over Economy
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 10:54 WIB | RBA

Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday as the labor and property markets' strength gives the central bank room to wait and see how badly the economy will be hit by a slump in China's growth. Governor Philip Lowe kept the cash rate at 0.75% at the Reserve Bank's first meeting of 2020, as predicted by most economists and traders. The jobless rate falling in the final two months of 2019 kept the RBA sidelined, despite the impending hit from wildfires and now the coronavirus. The coronavirus œis having a significant effect on the Chinese economy at present. It is too...

Bank of England holds interest rates by 7-2 vote, sending British pound higher
Thursday, 30 January 2020 19:16 WIB | BOE Fiskal & Moneter

The Bank of England on Thursday decided to hold interest rates at 0.75% by a 7-2 vote. Futures prices had been divided on whether the Bank of England would cut or not. While surveys of businesses had picked up since the Dec. 12 election, recent economic data had come in on the weaker side. "Policy may need to reinforce the expected recovery in UK GDP growth should the more positive signals from recent indicators of global and domestic activity not be sustained or should indicators of domestic prices remain relatively weak," the Bank of England said. The pound GBPUSD, gained ground after...

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...

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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...