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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:16 WIB

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the central bank now estimates that a key measure of core inflation increased in June to its highest level in four months but added that, despite the acceleration, inflation pressures œremain muted. In a speech to the Bank of France in Paris, Powell said the Fed currently estimates the change in the so-called core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index was 1.7% over the 12-months ended June. That is up from 1.6% in May and 1.5% as recently as March. The PCE price index is the Fed™s favorite measure of price...

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Australia Cuts Key Rate to Record Low, Ending Near 3-Year Pause
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:56 WIB | AUD,

Australia cut interest rates for the first time in almost three years to guard against a darkening global backdrop and attempt to revive slowing inflation and economic growth at home. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe made his first adjustment to the cash rate since taking the helm in September 2016, cutting by a quarter-point to 1.25% Tuesday as expected by money markets and economists. They also see the central bank following up with another cut within three months. œToday's decision to lower the cash rate will help make further inroads into the spare capacity in the...

Fed minutes: Voters say patient stance can last 'for some time'
Thursday, 23 May 2019 01:16 WIB | FOMC

The voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee seemed comfortable with their patient stance on interest rate, agreeing it could last for "some time," according to minutes of their April 30- May 1 meeting released Wednesday. Even if global economic and financial conditions improve, a wait-and-see approach was warranted, the officials said. Officials were split on the outlook for interest rates. A few officials said there might be a need for higher rates if the economy evolves as they thought. But others thought higher productivity might mean there was more economic slack than the...

RBA Slashes Near-Term Growth Outlook as Employment Key to Rates
Friday, 10 May 2019 08:57 WIB | RBA Bank Sentral Australia,

Australia's central bank slashed its near-term growth outlook and is relying on persistent jobs market strength to cushion a property-driven downturn in household spending. The economy is expected to expand 1.75% in the year through June versus 2.5% seen three months earlier, and is then forecast to lift to 2.75% for the rest of the forecast period, the Reserve Bank said in Sydney Friday. It made substantial cuts to the outlook for consumption and dwelling investment despite all forecasts being premised on two cuts in the cash rate. œGrowth in the Australian economy has slowed and...

Reserve Bank of Australia Keeps Rates on Hold, Aussie Spikes to 0.7045
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 11:54 WIB | RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), at its May monetary policy meeting held this Tuesday, made no adjustment to its official cash rate (OCR) and maintained it at a record low of 1.50 percent for the thirtieth straight meeting, disappointing the hawks big time. The RBA statement read: œThe Board judged that it was appropriate to hold the stance of policy unchanged at this meeting. In doing so, it recognised that there was still spare capacity in the economy and that a further improvement in the labour market was likely to be needed for inflation to be consistent with the target. Given...

Bank of England leaves policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with unanimous vote as expected
Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:26 WIB | ekonomi BOE

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement. "Policymakers vote 9-0 to maintain corporate bond purchase target at 10 billion sterling." "Q1 GDP likely boosted by stock-building, underlying growth "slightly stronger" than expected in February." "Sees inflation increasingly above target at end of forecast horizon, economy running above capacity." "Gradual and...

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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...