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 month™s 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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The Bank of England said policy makers may see the need for to reduce stimulus in the near future as it kept the benchmark interest rate at a record low. The Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to hold at 0.25 percent, as predicted by all 59 economists in a Bloomberg survey. Ian McCafferty and Michael Saunders maintained their push for a 25 basis-point increase, which would reverse the rate cut...

The Swiss National Bank tweaked its formal view of the francs level, saying that the currencys decline against the euro is helping curb its œsignificant overvaluation. œSince the last monetary policy assessment, the Swiss franc has weakened against the euro and appreciated against the dollar, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. œOverall, this development is...

SNB Keeps Rates Unchanged as Expected

Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:59 WIB

National Bank keeps deposit rate unchanged at -0.75%, as predicted, and says it will remain active in foreign-exchange markets as needed. SNB leaves 3-month Libor target range at -0.25% to -1.25%   Source: Bloomberg

Rates will remain at their present levels for an extended period of time, and past the end of QE, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says during press conference in Frankfurt.  Says QE will run at EU60b/month pace through at least Dec. and until ECB sees sustained inflation pickup. Says medium-term outlook broadly unchanged; will decide on policy calibration in the fall.   Source...

The European Central Bank on Thursday, as expected, left interest rates unchanged, leaving the focus on ECB President Mario Draghi's news conference. The ECB Governing Council left the rate on the bank's main refinancing operations at 0%, while the rate on deposits left overnight at the ECB was maintained at minus 0.4% and the rate on the marginal lending facility was left at 0.25%. The...

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