The voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee seemed comfortable with their patient stance on interest rate, agreeing it could last for "some time," according to minutes of their April 30- May 1 meeting released Wednesday. Even if global economic and financial conditions improve, a wait-and-see approach was warranted, the officials said. Officials were split on the outlook for interest rates. A few officials said there might be a need for higher rates if the economy evolves as they thought. But others thought higher productivity might mean there was more economic slack than the...

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The Bank of Japan left its stimulus settings unchanged at its final policy meeting of the year, as risks to inflation mount and just hours after the Federal Reserve signaled a slightly more dovish rate path ahead. The BOJ left its yield curve control program and asset purchases unchanged, the central bank said in a statement Thursday, a result predicted by all 49...

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday hiked its target for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to a range between 2.25% and 2.5% in a unanimous decision while the median projection of next year's rate increases was lowered to two from three. The Fed also reduced its longer-run estimate for the federal funds rate to 2.8% from 3%, a signal that the central bank believes it's getting closer to...

Reuters reports main headlines from the ECB monetary policy statement: Intends to reinvest, in full, for an extended period of time past the date when it starts raising key rates. Key rates to remain at present levels at least through the summer of 2019. In any case, for as long as necessary to ensure continued sustained convergence of inflation to central bank's target of just below...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a bullish assessment of the U.S. economy and the job market on the eve of the scheduled release of November employment data. 'Our economy is currently performing very well overall, with strong job creation and gradually rising wages,'Powell said in the text of a speech to be delivered to a housing conference in Washington on Thursday....

The Reserve Bank of Australia left its key rate unchanged at a record low Tuesday as it gauges the impact of a housing market slowdown on the nation's economy. Governor Philip Lowe and his board left the cash at 1.5 percent, as expected and as they have since August 2016. œGrowth in household income remains low, debt levels are high and some asset prices have declined, he said...

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No-Deal Brexit Riskiest For Financial Stability: BoE's Carney
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BOJ Keeps Policy Unchanged, Downgrades Assessment of Inflation
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:01 WIB The Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged even as it downgraded its assessment of inflation, falling further behind its global...

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