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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...

RECENT NEWS
Draghi: Risks to eurozone growth outlook 'have moved to the downside'
Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:49 WIB |

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday said the balance of risks surrounding the eurozone economic outlook have shifted to the downside. He blamed persistent uncertainties tied to "geopolitical factors" and the threat of protectionism as well as vulnerabilities in emerging markets and financial market volatility. Draghi in December had described risks as broadly balanced. The euro remained lower versus the dollar, off 0.5%, at $1.1328. Source: Bloomberg

ECB leaves rates unchanged; focus turns to Draghi
Thursday, 24 January 2019 19:51 WIB |

The European Central Bank on Thursday left interest rates unchanged, as expected, repeating that they will remain at current levels at least through summer. The ECB also said it would continue to reinvest principal payments from maturing debt held on its balance sheet for an extended period past the date when it does begin to raise interest rates. The spotlight will be on ECB President Mario Draghi's news conference, set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, or 2:30 p.m. Central European Time. Source: Marketwatch

BOJ Leaves Stimulus Unchanged as It Cuts Inflation Outlook Again
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:26 WIB |

The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged as it cut its inflation outlook once again, underscoring how far away its price target is and how few options the central bank has for drawing closer. The BOJ maintained its yield curve-control program and asset purchases, the central bank said in a statement Wednesday, a result predicted by all but one of 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The bank lowered its inflation forecast for a fourth consecutive time in its quarterly outlook report. With the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday and the Federal Reserve next week, the gap...

Draghi Says Economy Weaker Than Expected Amid Global Uncertainty
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:46 WIB |

Soft economic data underline the continued need for European Central Bank stimulus, according to President Mario Draghi. œRecent economic developments have been weaker than expected and uncertainties, notably related to global factors, remain prominent, Draghi told members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. œA significant amount of monetary-policy stimulus is still needed to support the further build-up of domestic price pressures and headline inflation developments over the medium term. The euro fell after the speech was published and was down 0.6 percent...

Powell Says Fed Waiting and Watching With Patience on Rates
Friday, 11 January 2019 04:06 WIB |

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank can be patient before adjusting interest rates again as it waits to see how global risks impact the domestic economy. œWere in a place where we can be patient and flexible and wait and see what does evolve, and I think for the meantime were waiting and watching, Powell said in a question-and-answer session Thursday at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. œYou should anticipate that were going to be patient and watching, and waiting and seeing. U.S. stocks turned lower after Powell said the...

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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...