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Thursday, 21 May 2020 09:53 WIB

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe is on the wires now, via Reuters, speaking on a panel at FINSIA's "The Regulators" Webinar. "Australian financial system is resilient and is well placed to deal with COVID-19." "Capital and liquidity buffers that exist are available to be drawn upon if required to support the economy." "Important that lenders continue to support the flow of credit to the economy." "The future remains unusually uncertain." "One obvious source of uncertainty is the pace at which the various restrictions are eased. " "Another source of uncertainty is...

RECENT NEWS
Bank of England holds off on fresh stimulus for COVID-hit economy
Thursday, 7 May 2020 13:27 WIB | Ekonomi inggris BOE Fiskal & Moneter

The Bank of England held off from pumping further stimulus into Britains economy on Thursday but two of its nine policymakers voted for an increase in its bond-buying programme. The BoEs Monetary Policy Committee kept Bank Rate at its all-time low of 0.1% and left its target for bond-buying, most of it British government debt, at 645 billion pounds. Both decisions were in line the forecasts of most economists in a Reuters poll. Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve to Expand Reach of Main Street Lending Program
Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:46 WIB | The Fed Federal Reserve

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday said it was expanding the scope and eligibility of its soon-to-launch "Main Street Lending Program to reach a greater range of small- and medium-sized businesses seeking emergency financing to weather the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed, which announced it was creating the program three weeks ago, said it was making the changes after receiving input from more then 2,000 businesses and individuals. Key changes to the program include lowering the minimum loan size for certain loans to $500,000 from $1 million, expanding the pool...

ECB's Lagarde: Eurozone Economy Could Shrink 5% to 12% in 2020
Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:16 WIB | ECB Lagarde

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Thursday said the eurozone economy could contract between 5% and 12% in 2020, depending on the length and success of lockdowns aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking in an online news conference following the ECB's policy meeting, Lagarde said the ECB's efforts had provided support to the economy, but called for coordinated government action. The ECB on Thursday left its interest rates unchanged, as expected, and made no adjustments to the pandemic emergency purchase program announced last month, but said it stood ready to...

ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Size of PEPP Program Unchanged; Announces New Refinancing Operations
Thursday, 30 April 2020 19:22 WIB | ECB

The European Central Bank on Thursday, as expected, left interest rates unchanged, while further easing conditions for its existing targeted long-term refinancing operations, or TLTROs, and introducing a new program of non-targeted pandemic emergency longer-term refinancing operations, or PELTROs. The PELTROs consist of seven additional refinancing operations commencing in May 2020 and maturing in a staggered sequence between July and September 2021. The ECB made no changes to the size of its 750 billion euro pandemic emergency purchase program, or PEPP, but said it stood ready to adjust...

Fed pledges to keep rates near zero until full employment, inflation come back
Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:16 WIB | Fiskal & Moneter

The Federal Reserve painted a dour picture of current conditions and pledged Wednesday to continue its historically aggressive policy stance until it is comfortable that the U.S. economy is back on its feet. Following this weeks Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the central bank said it would maintain its current interest rate target between 0% and 0.25%. œThe ongoing public health crisis will weigh heavily on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term, the committee said in its...

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FISCAL
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...