Monetary Policy

  • ECB Monthly Bulletin: FX volatility is one of the sources of uncertainty that needs to be monitored

    21 Sep 2017 12:20 PM |

    Following are the highlights of the European Central Bank's monthly bulletin:

    • Recent exchange rate volatility represents a source of uncertainty and require monitoring with regard to their potential impact on the medium-term outlook for price stability.

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  • Russia's central bank cuts interest rate by 0.5%

    15 Sep 2017 01:13 PM |

    The Russian central bank cut interest rates this morning to 8.5%. The most prominent of its statement were as follows:

    • There may be further cuts in interest rates over the next two quarters.
    • Inflation is approaching 4% while the economy continues to grow.

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  • Australian inflation expectations weaken in September for the second month

    14 Sep 2017 11:27 AM |

    Inflation expectations among consumers in Australia fell for the second month in a row in September, with the Melbourne Institute index falling to 3.8%, after recording 4.2% last month. This monthly indicator is monitored closely because inflation expectations tend to influence actual price growth.

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  • Highlights of the Swiss National Bank's monetary policy statement

    14 Sep 2017 10:57 AM |

    The Swiss National Bank (SNB) decided to keep interest rates unchanged at -0.75% at its meeting today. The following are the highlights of the monetary policy statement:

    • The Swiss franc depreciated, but its value remains high.

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  • The ECB keeps interest rates unchanged and markets await the press conference

    7 Sep 2017 02:08 PM |

    The ECB decided at its meeting today to keep interest rates on main refinancing operations unchanged at 0.00%, interest rates on margin lending facilities at 0.25% and deposit interest rates at -0.40%. The bank also noted that interest rates may remain unchanged for a long period of time.

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  • Japanese Inflation continues to rise for the seventh month

    25 Aug 2017 10:21 AM |

    The consumer price index rose in July for the seventh month in a row, and the core index maintained its rising on a steadily upward path. A sign that the third largest economy in the world recovering. With the core CPI rising, excluding fresh food prices by 0.5% on yearly basis in July.

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  • Weekly Wrap Up (26 – 30 June)

    30 Jun 2017 07:59 PM |

    This week witnessed a marked weakness for the US dollar against most of its rivals and investors turned to sell the dollar as many policy makers hinted to start a shift from the easing policy towards tightening policy to begin reducing the gap with US Federal Reserve policy. The dollar index has fallen to the lowest levels over 8 months at 95.20. On the other hand, the US economy grew by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2017.

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  • Bank of England narrowly votes in favor of maintaining record low interest rates

    15 Jun 2017 02:43 PM |

    By CNBC : The Bank of England (BOE) held interest rates steady at 0.25 percent on Thursday, though an unexpected surge in support for a rate hike among its committee policymakers sent sterling higher

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  • Difference Between Fiscal and Monetary Policy

    12 Jun 2017 05:37 PM |

    Learn the difference between fiscal and monetary policies and their implementation and effects.

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