Monday, 19 February 2018
New York
Thursday, 8 February 2018 19:18 WIB

At its first meeting of 2018, the Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the benchmark interest rate at 0.5% in a unanimous 9-0 vote. The Committee also decided unanimously to maintain its asset purchase facility at £435 billion and corporate bond target at £10 billion. Source : FX Street

Australia Holds Rate for Record 16th Meeting Amid Currency Gains
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 11:06 WIB | RBA

Australia's central bank left interest rates unchanged for a record 16th meeting as a resurgent currency threatens to hurt exporters and further compress inflation. Reserve Bank of Australia chief Philip Lowe kept the cash rate unchanged at 1.5 percent Tuesday -- in line with market pricing and economists forecasts. The governor is cutting an increasingly isolated figure in the developed world as counterparts either consider or start to remove stimulus in response to an upswing in global economic growth. œThe low level of interest rates is continuing to support the...

Fed Leaves Rate Unchanged as Yellen Departs; Sets Up March Hike
Thursday, 1 February 2018 02:14 WIB | Federal Reserve The Fed Ekonomi AS

Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the last time under Chair Janet Yellen, left borrowing costs unchanged while adding emphasis to their plan for more hikes, setting the stage for an increase in March under her successor Jerome Powell. œThe committee expects that economic conditions will evolve in a manner that will warrant further gradual increases in the federal funds rate, the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement Wednesday in Washington, adding the word œfurther twice to previous language. The changes to the statement,...

Draghi Sees Inflation Optimism in Recovery But Euro a Worry
Thursday, 25 January 2018 21:47 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi expressed renewed conviction that the euro areas recovery will revive inflation, pushing the euro to the highest in more than three years despite his concurrent warning against sharp moves in the exchange rate. Improving economic momentum has œstrengthened further our confidence that inflation will converge to close to but below 2 percent, the European Central Bank president told reporters in Frankfurt on Thursday, adding that domestic price pressures remain muted. œAgainst this background, recent volatility in the exchange rate represents a source of...

ECB Keeps Policy Unchanged as Euro Gains Risk Curbing Inflation
Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:10 WIB | Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

The European Central Bank maintained its pledge to move slowly in removing euro-area stimulus, setting the stage for President Mario Draghi to face questions on the strength of the single currency. Policy makers reiterated that theyll continue buying 30 billion euros ($37 billion) of assets a month until at least the end of September. They kept interest rates unchanged and repeated that they expect borrowing costs to stay at present levels until well past the end of net bond purchases. They also repeated their pledge to step up or extend the program if needed, and...

PBOC Researcher Sees Room for Higher Interest Rates
Monday, 8 January 2018 10:32 WIB | china PBOC

Faster factory inflation and higher industrial profits in the past year have created space for an increase in overall interest rates, Peoples Bank of China researcher Ji Min said, according to a report by China Daily. Inflation and foreign exchange rates also have to be factored in before adjusting interest rates, the newspaper cited Ji, deputy head of the central banks research bureau, as saying. Chinas central bank will make modest increases in money-market rates in 2018 as it aims to keep up the pressure on deleveraging and prevent too...

US Stocks Open Flat Amid Investor Caution

Wall Street stocks were flat in early trading Friday, threatening a five-day winning streak in a sign investors remain somewhat cautious after the volatility in equities this month. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Gold heads for best weekly gain since 2016

Gold futures grasped at a narrow advance Friday and headed for a weekly gain of about 3% even as the dollar index, battered in recent trading, tipped higher and stocks headed for their best week in more than a year. April gold was up $1.80, or...

Housing Starts Soar In January, Building Permits Hit 10 1/2-Year High

Construction on new homes in the U.S., known as housing starts, jumped almost 10% in January to an annual rate of 1.33 million. That™s the second highest level since the Great Recession and it easily exceeded the 1.24 million forecast of...

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Japan's Abe Announces Plans for 2 Trillion Yen Spending Package
Monday, 25 September 2017 15:27 WIB

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday that he would seek to implement a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) spending package to expand access to education and cut waiting times at...