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Monday, 13 July 2020 23:22 WIB

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said financial institutions must have plans in place now for the end-2021 deadline for dropping Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate), the discredited interest rate benchmark used to price trillions of dollars of financial contracts. Bailey acknowledged there had been calls to step back from the Libor transition as a priority because of the shock to global financials markets caused by the coronavirus crisis. "But in my view, what we saw in financial markets in March in response to the shock of Covid only reinforces the importance of removing the...

RECENT NEWS
Powell speech: No comments on the policy outlook
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:55 WIB | The Fed

In his prepared remarks delivered at the Stress Testing Conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, didn't comment on the monetary policy outlook or the economy's state. There won't be a Q&A session and markets will be waiting for Atlanta Fed President Bostic and St. Louis Fed President Bullard's comments later in the session. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index is holding on to modest daily gains above the 97.50 mark. Source: FXStreet

RBA Cuts Key Rate to 1% as Seen by 21 of 32 Economists
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 11:42 WIB | RBA Ekonomi Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia cuts key interest rate to fresh record low of 1%, in first consecutive monthly reductions since 2012. RBA Governor Philip Lowe says in statement Tuesday: œToday's decision to lower the cash rate will help make further inroads into the spare capacity in the economy. It will assist with faster progress in reducing unemployment and achieve more assured progress towards the inflation target. The Board will continue to monitor developments in the labor market closely and adjust monetary policy if needed to support sustainable growth in the economy and the achievement...

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

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 worries about global economy might be starting to show through to economic data, officials dont know how long this may last and how serious the drag might be, the Fed chairman said. œThe question my colleagues and I are grappling with is whether these uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and thus call for additional policy accommodation, Powell said, in brief remarks ahead...

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...

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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...

MONETARY
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...