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 monetary stimulus unchanged as it updated price forecasts that confirm it won't meet its inflation target for years to come. As predicted by all 46 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, the BOJ stuck with its policy interest rates and asset-purchase targets, it said in a statement Wednesday. The central bank forecast in its quarterly outlook...

œUncertainties relating to protectionism, vulnerabilities in emerging markets and financial market volatility remain prominent, ECB President Mario Draghi says in Frankfurt Data still consistent with baseline scenario Says risks surrounding euro-area growth outlook can still be assessed as broadly balanced Source : Bloomberg

The European Central Bank offered no surprises on Thursday, reaffirming its plan to end the asset-buying program at the heart of its quantitative-easing strategy in December provided data shows inflation remains on track to eventually meet its target. The ECB left interest rates unchanged and repeated that they will remain at present levels "at least through the summer of 2019." The central...

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would extend a transition period, which is already due to keep the U.K. bound to EU rules for 21 months after Brexit day, for a œmatter of months. œA further idea that has emerged is to create an option that extends the implementation period for a matter of months, May told reporters in Brussels on Thursday....

A majority of senior Federal Reserve officials believe that interest rates will have to continue to rise until policy becomes restrictive, according to minutes of the central bank's September meeting released on Wednesday. A 'few' officials thought policy would have to remain 'modestly restrictive for a time' while an additional 'number' thought policy would need to be restrictive...

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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 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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