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Friday, 29 May 2020 22:56 WIB

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank's long-awaited program to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses is about to get off the ground. The Main Street lending facility, which will target companies with up to 15,000 employees, has been difficult to set up but is just about ready, Powell told Princeton University economist and former Fed official Alan Blinder in a webinar interview Friday. "We're days away from making our first loans in Main Street, he said. "We have three facilities that are part of it. They're meant to reach out to different parts of that...

RECENT NEWS
RBA Sees Moderate Recovery Persisting, But No Wage-Growth Gains
Friday, 8 November 2019 07:58 WIB | Ekonomi Australia RBA

Australias central bank maintained its glass half full view, reinforcing that the economy has emerged from its soft patch, while forecasting no acceleration in wage growth and core inflation barely reaching the bottom of its target. In its quarterly update of the economic outlook released in Sydney Friday, the Reserve Bank predicted the economy would grow 2.25% this year, lifting to 2.75% in December 2020 and 3% in 2021. It said the expansion will be underpinned by consumption fueled by interest-rate and tax cuts and rising house prices. œThese forecasts imply some progress towards...

Carney speech: Trade Concerns Can Reduce Global Supply Capacity and Growth
Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:06 WIB | BOE Mark Carney,

Following the Bank of England's decision to keep its policy rate unchanged at 0.75%, Governor Mark Carney is delivering his remarks on the monetary policy outlook in a press conference with key quotes, via Reuters, found below. "Over time trade concerns can reduce global supply capacity and growth." "On balance we think world economy is stabilising." "UK financial system remains ready for a no-deal Brexit." "MPC has considerable policy flexibility and ammunition." "It is not our mandate to compare current government Brexit policy with alternative scenarios." Source : Fxstreet

Bank of England Leaves Policy Rate Unchanged at 0.75% in November as Expected
Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:14 WIB |

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. On a dovish note, 2 members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted to cut the policy rate. With the initial market reaction, the GBP/USD pair came under strong bearish pressure and was last down 0.2% on the day at 1.2825. Source : FX Street

Australia Holds Key Rate, Wagers Housing Revival to Lift Spirits
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 10:50 WIB | Ekonomi Australia RBA

Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday, betting that a rebound in property prices will increase household wealth and confidence and see consumers more willing to part with their cash. Reserve Bank chief Philip Lowe and his board left the cash rate at 0.75% in Sydney as they monitor the ongoing impact of three reductions since June. The decision was predicted by money markets and economists and comes as policy makers struggle to accelerate economic growth and rekindle inflation. œGiven global developments and the evidence of the spare capacity in the Australian...

BOJ Keeps Policy Unchanged, USD/JPY Little Changed Near 108.65
Thursday, 31 October 2019 11:02 WIB | Bank of Japan BOJ

On Thursday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) monetary policy board concluded its 2-day July policy review meeting and decided to leave its monetary policy settings unadjusted, holding rates at -10bps while maintaining 10yr JGB yield target at 0.00%. The BOJ vote was 8 to 1, leaving its pledge to buy JGBs unchanged so that its holdings increase at an annual pace of around 80 trln yen. The decision on maintaining its interest rate targets was made by a 7-2 vote with board members Goushi Kataoka and Yutaka Harada dissenting. The central bank modified its forward guidance on interest rates, citing...

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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...