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Tuesday, 7 July 2020 14:06 WIB

Australia™s central bank chief highlighted worries among households and businesses about the health and economic outlook, as the nation™s successful run of Covid-19 containment was rocked by a new outbreak, damping the economy™s otherwise improving prospects. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe kept the cash rate and three-year yield target unchanged at 0.25%, as expected. Soaring job advertisementsand retail sales suggest the economy is recovering, yet a spiraling rate of cases in Australia™s second-largest city is a stark reminder of ongoing...

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Australia Holds Rate as RBA Waits for Past Cuts to Flow Through
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 10:56 WIB | Ekonomi Australia

Australias central bank kept interest rates unchanged as it waits for three cuts since June to flow through to areas of the economy beyond the property market. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the cash rate at 0.75% Tuesday, in line with expectations of economists and money markets. He will want to hold onto his remaining conventional ammunition -- estimated at two more cuts -- and monitor the impact of earlier easing and recent government tax rebates. The RBAs final meeting of the year sees policy makers no closer to reviving wages growth and...

ECB's Lagarde: Euro area growth remains weak due to global factors
Monday, 2 December 2019 21:20 WIB | Lagarde ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde, testifying before the European Parliament this Monday, said that the region's economic growth remains weak and this weakness has been mainly due to global factors. The world economic outlook remains sluggish and uncertain. Consumption has held up fairly well. I can assure you that the EC is ambitious to do and to play its part in accordance with its mandate. Source : FXstreet

BOJ's Kuroda: Mix of fiscal and monetary policy is standard way of dealing with economy
Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:01 WIB | Kuroda, BOJ

Spending for disaster relief, concern over impact of global slowdown in Japan's economy should be better addressed by govt with fiscal, structural policies. Fiscal space for japanese government is somewhat limited so wise spending is required. Policy coordination between govt, BOJ is probably necessary. YCC, which intends to maintain short- and long-term rates quite low, would make fiscal policy even more effective. Mix of fiscal and monetary policy is standard way of dealing with economy. Our monetary policy will continue to be guided by our major objective, which is to achieve price...

ECB's Lagarde: We Face a Global Environment That is Marked by Uncertainty
Friday, 22 November 2019 15:58 WIB | ECB Bank Sentral Eropa

While delivering a key note address at the European Banking Congress, in Frankfurt, on Friday, the new European Central Bank (ECB) President Lagarde said: œWe face a global environment that is marked by uncertainty. Two main challenges in the global economy today, the first relates to the changing nature of world trade. There are also changes of a more structural nature. We have a common interest in maintaining sufficient levels of public investment. Europe needs to innovate and invest to respond to these challenges. Monetary policy could achieve its goal faster and with fewer side...

Fed Minutes Show Worries About Economy Had Eased a Bit
Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:24 WIB | The Fed Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve officials were more upbeat about the economy in late October than they had been only six weeks earlier, according to minutes of their policy discussion released Wednesday. Officials œgenerally viewed the economic outlook as positive, the minutes said. œUncertainties associated with trade tensions as well as geopolitical risks had eased somewhat, although they remained elevated, the summary said. Officials talked about a œresilient economy in the face of headwinds. At their meeting, the Fed voted 8 to 2 to trim rates by a quarter-point. It was the third...

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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...