In remarks prepared for delivery to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will reiterate that the baseline outlook for the US economy remains favourable and say that the monetary policy is likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming data broadly remains consistent with the Fed's economic outlook. These remarks don't seem to be having a noticeable impact on the greenback's valuation with the US Dollar Index clinging to modest daily gains above the 98.30 mark. Below are some additional...

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Fresh comments are crossing the wires from the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, as he expresses the need for an extra budget to assist the economic recovery. Nothing further is reported on the same. Last week, Japans PM Abe was going to instruct ministers to compile stimulus package - NHK. Meanwhile, the Japanese Finance Minister said that Japan is not considering need to compile economic stimulus...

Australias central bank maintained its glass half full view, reinforcing that the economy has emerged from its soft patch, while forecasting no acceleration in wage growth and core inflation barely reaching the bottom of its target. In its quarterly update of the economic outlook released in Sydney Friday, the Reserve Bank predicted the economy would grow 2.25% this year, lifting to 2.75% in...

Following the Bank of England's decision to keep its policy rate unchanged at 0.75%, Governor Mark Carney is delivering his remarks on the monetary policy outlook in a press conference with key quotes, via Reuters, found below. "Over time trade concerns can reduce global supply capacity and growth." "On balance we think world economy is stabilising." "UK financial system remains ready for a...

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. On a dovish note, 2 members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted to cut the policy rate. With the initial market reaction, the GBP/USD pair came under strong bearish pressure and was...

Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday, betting that a rebound in property prices will increase household wealth and confidence and see consumers more willing to part with their cash. Reserve Bank chief Philip Lowe and his board left the cash rate at 0.75% in Sydney as they monitor the ongoing impact of three reductions since June. The decision was predicted by money...

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No-Deal Brexit Riskiest For Financial Stability: BoE's Carney
Monday, 25 February 2019 18:17 WIB Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union next month without a transition deal...
MONETARY
BOJ Maintains Key Interest Rates and Forward Guidance
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 10:06 WIB Bank of Japan maintains 10-year JGB yield target at about zero percent after ending a two-day meeting on Tuesday. Keeps policy balance rate at...

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