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Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:22 WIB

Mario Draghi issued a reminder that the European Central Bankdoesn™t intend to tighten monetary policy just to tame localized bubbles. The ECB president, speaking in his role as chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, said that if financial and business cycles become unsynchronized, imbalances can arise though inflation remains muted. While Draghi™s comments in Frankfurt reflect the ECB™s view that macroprudential tools are most appropriate for tackling overheating in specific markets or countries, they also come as his institution debates when to cut back on stimulus for the...

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BOJ's Kuroda: Will continue easing persistently for price goal
Thursday, 21 September 2017 13:58 WIB | Jepang Ekonomi Jepang BOJ Kuroda,

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Kuroda is out on the wires now, via Reuters, delivering his speech at post-monetary policy meeting press conference. Key Points: To adjust policy as appropriate to maintain momentum towards 2% price target Monetary conditions are very easy due to yield curve control & QQE We are still a while away from 2% price target, will continue easing persistently for price goal Don't see any problems with functioning of govt bond market Japan's 10-year bond yield has been stable Will not comment on Kataoka's dissent There is a gap in view over JGB liquidity between...

RBA Lowe Says Economy Improving, Productivity Key to Future
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:26 WIB | RBA

Australia central bank chief said the nations economy œdoes look to be improving, while adding the key to future prosperity involves higher productivity and greater flexibility. In the text of a speech in Perth that sought to close the door on the mining boom era, Governor Philip Lowe discussed the impact of technology and the growth of Asia; the normalization of international monetary conditions; the effects of higher levels of household debt; and the capability of Australias workforce and businesses to be flexible, innovative and adaptable. The Reserve Bank of Australia...

BOJ Keeps Policy Unchanged; Kuroda Fails to Gain Unanimous Vote
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:43 WIB | Bank of Japan BOJ

The Bank of Japan kept its monetary stimulus unchanged Thursday, but a new board member opposed the decision in his first meeting, an unexpected sign of dissension on a board chosen entirely by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Still, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his board left its target interest rates and asset purchase program unchanged, a decision expected by all 45 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The vote was 8-1, with Goushi Kataoka objecting. Opposing board members havent stopped Kuroda from advancing radical stimulus measures and a new "no" vote may actually ease concerns...

Fed Asset-Shrinking to Start Next Month; Rate Hike Seen in 2017
Thursday, 21 September 2017 01:27 WIB | The Fed Moneter

Federal Reserve officials set an October start for shrinking their $4.5 trillion stockpile of assets, moving to unwind a pillar of their crisis-era support for the economy. They continued to forecast one more interest-rate hike later this year, saying storm damage will have only a temporary impact on the economy. œHurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated many communities, inflicting severe hardship, the Federal Open Market Committee said in its statement on Wednesday following a two-day meeting in Washington. œStorm-related disruptions and rebuilding will affect economic...

RBA Sees Solid Jobs Growth Ahead as Household Debt Risk Remains
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:13 WIB | Australia RBA

Australia's central bank expects to see solid employment growth ahead as the economy gradually picks up, while noting risks from housing debt outpacing household income. In minutes of this months policy meeting, where interest rates were left unchanged, the Reserve Bank of Australia gave no signal policy was set to change any time soon. Main Takeaways Employment growth had been broadly based across the states, suggesting the adjustment to the end of a mining investment boom was œnearing completion. Growth in wages and inflation remained low but stable and this was expected to...

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Tokyo Stocks Open Higher On Cheaper Yen

Tokyo stocks opened fractionally higher Friday on a weaker yen, boosting exporters after the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-loose monetary policy. The bellwether Nikkei 225 index rose 0.18 percent or 36.48 points, to 20,383.96 in early trade while...

Oil Heads for Third Weekly Gain Before OPEC Group Meets on Cuts

Oil is heading for a third weekly gain before an OPEC-led committee meets in Vienna to discuss ongoing production curbs. Front-month futures rose 0.2 percent in New York and are 1.6 percent higher this week. While Russian Energy...

Draghi Says Monetary Policy Mustn't Be Used to Pop Local Bubbles

Mario Draghi issued a reminder that the European Central Bankdoesn™t intend to tighten monetary policy just to tame localized bubbles. The ECB president, speaking in his role as chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, said that if financial...

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BOJ's Kuroda: Will continue easing persistently for price goal
Thursday, 21 September 2017 13:58 WIB

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) Kuroda is out on the wires now, via Reuters, delivering his speech at post-monetary policy meeting press conference. Key Points: To adjust policy as appropriate to maintain...