Friday, 19 October 2018
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Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:09 WIB

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would extend a transition period, which is already due to keep the U.K. bound to EU rules for 21 months after Brexit day, for a œmatter of months. œA further idea that has emerged is to create an option that extends the implementation period for a matter of months, May told reporters in Brussels on Thursday. œThis is not expected to be used because we are working to ensure that we have the future relationship in place by the end of 2020. I™m clear that I expect the implementation period to end at the...

Majority on Fed believe interest-rate policy will have to become restrictive
Thursday, 18 October 2018 01:38 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed

A majority of senior Federal Reserve officials believe that interest rates will have to continue to rise until policy becomes restrictive, according to minutes of the central bank's September meeting released on Wednesday. A 'few' officials thought policy would have to remain 'modestly restrictive for a time' while an additional 'number' thought policy would need to be restrictive 'temporarily.' On the other hand, only a 'couple' of officials indicated they would oppose a restrictive policy stance 'in the absence of clear signs of an overheating economy and rising inflation.' According to...

RBA's Lowe Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate at 1.5%
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:49 WIB |

The following is a reformatted version of a statement published Tuesday on the Reserve Bank of Australia's website, after Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the overnight cash-rate target at 1.5 percent. At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 percent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay close attention to the risks in the financial sector....

Fed Hikes Interest Rates, Signals Strong Support For Another Increase in December
Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:22 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time this year and signaled it was prepared to increase again in December, as it also altered language that could mean a slowing in the pace of future increases. After the end of a two-day meeting, the Fed said in a statement that it has increased its target for its benchmark lending rates to a range between 2% to 2.25%. Rates are now at their highest level since shortly after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008. The decision was unanimous. At the same time officials removed key language that policy was...

Swiss National Bank keeps rates steady at -0.75%, as widely expected
Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:54 WIB | Fiskal & Moneter

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) board members decided to leave the benchmark sight deposit rate unchanged at -0.75% at its quarterly monetary assessment held today. The central bank maintained the 3-Month Libor Target Range steady between -1.25% to -0.25%, as widely expected. Fxstreet

BoJ leaves monetary policy unchanged
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:31 WIB | JAPAN Fiskal & Moneter BOJ

At its monetary policy meeting today, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) made no changes to its monetary policy settings, holding rates at -10bps while maintaining 10yr JGB yield target at 0.00%. The BoJ vote was 7 to 2, leaving its pledge to buy JGBs unchanged so that its holdings increase at an annual pace of around 80 trln yen. Reuters

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Japan's Abe Announces Plans for 2 Trillion Yen Spending Package
Monday, 25 September 2017 15:27 WIB

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that he would seek to implement a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) spending package to expand access to education and cut waiting times at...

BOJ Keeps Policy Unchanged, Downgrades Assessment of Inflation
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:01 WIB

The Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged even as it downgraded its assessment of inflation, falling further behind its global peers at the end of a busy week for central...