A collapse of Brexit talks resulting in the U.K. leaving the European Union without a transition agreement would likely prompt the Bank of England to loosen monetary policy, Governor Mark Carney said. While the Monetary Policy Committee™s reaction would depend on how demand, supply and the exchange rate are hit, œthe appropriate policy path would be more likely to ease than not, Carney said in a speech at the Federal Reserve Symposium in Jackson Hole on Friday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the bloc on Oct. 31 with or without a...

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Minutes of the Jan. 30-31 Federal Open Market Committee meeting released Wednesday showed officials saw a stronger economy than at the end of 2017 and that more rate hikes were in the offing. The strengthening œincreased the likelihood that a gradual upward trajectory of the federal funds rate would be appropriate. To convey this message, officials altered their statement to point to...

Minutes of the monetary policy meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia board were released, and as widely expected, this was a non-market event considering how much has already been said from various officials over the last couple of week's and since the previous RBA meeting. Key statements as follows: Low rates helping reduce unemployment, lift inflation. Further progress on inflation...

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'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...

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...

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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...
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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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