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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:03 WIB

Australia's central bank said there's potential for an upswing in home prices as dwelling construction weakens, while reiterating it's prepared to lower interest rates further. In minutes of its Sept. 3 policy meeting released in Sydney Tuesday, the Reserve Bank also noted that "the upward trend in wages growth appeared to have stalled" and that forward-looking indicators suggested employment growth would moderate over the next six months. It kept the cash rate unchanged at 1% after back-to-back cuts in June and July. Policy makers reaffirmed that they see an œextended period of low...

RECENT NEWS
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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FISCAL
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...