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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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FOMC minutes: Most fed policymakers believed 25 basis point cut needed
Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:22 WIB | Federal Reserve FOMC

According to the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September 17-18 monetary policy meeting, most policymakers believed that a 25 basis points rate cut was needed citing economic outlook, risk management and inflation objectives. The US Dollar Index largely ignored the statement and was last flat on the day at 99.12. Below are some other key take aways as reported by Reuters. "Several participants said statistical models on the likelihood of a recession in medium-term had increased notably in recent months." "Policymakers generally more concerned about risks...

Powell Speech: Fed's Strategy And Tools Have Been, And Remain, Effective
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:25 WIB | The Fed

While speaking to a group of local business and community leaders at the Federal Reserve Systems Fed Listens program, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, repeated that the Fed's strategy and tools have been, and remain, effective. "It's important for the Fed to keep inflation around the target so there is room to move monetary policy and to keep expectations anchored," Powell added. "Historically strong job market is benefitting low and moderate-income communities." Source : FXstreet

Breaking: Fed's Powell says there is no reason why expansion can't continue
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 03:19 WIB | Federal Reserve

While responding to questions from the audience following his prepared speech at an event organised by the National Association of Business Economists in Denver, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Chairman Jerome Powell said that there was no reason why the monetary expansion could not continue. With the initial market reaction, the US Dollar Index retreated from its session highs and was last up 0.16% on the day at 99.14. "The Fed will use rate cuts, forward guidance, and QE as appropriate," Powell added. "The short-term yield curve control is something that is worth looking...

Australia Cuts Key Rate as Global Threats, Unemployment Rise
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 12:10 WIB | Moneter RBA

Australia's central bank lowered interest rates for the third time this year as it tries to shield the economy from a slew of offshore risks, and signaled it could ease even further. Reserve Bank chief Philip Lowe reduced the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%, as predicted by money markets and most economists, bringing the lower bound of policy into view and raising the prospect of unconventional measures. The RBA's move is also designed to prevent a rebound in the depreciating currency that might have been triggered if it stood pat while global...

BOJ Kuroda: Downside Risks For Inflation Outlook Are High
Thursday, 26 September 2019 13:57 WIB | BOJ Kuroda,

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda is on the wires now, via Reuters, making a scheduled speech at the annual meeting of securities firms, in Tokyo. Key Quotes: Japans domestic demand remains resilient. Japans economy is expanding moderately as trend. Expect inflation to gradually pick up toward target. Downside risks for inflation outlook are high. Watching carefully how global economy hits Japans CPI. Closer attention needed on risks for price momentum. Will continue to carry out appropriate policy without preconception. Important to continue patiently strong monetary...

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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...