Australia™s central bank chief highlighted worries among households and businesses about the health and economic outlook, as the nation™s successful run of Covid-19 containment was rocked by a new outbreak, damping the economy™s otherwise improving prospects. Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe kept the cash rate and three-year yield target unchanged at 0.25%, as expected. Soaring job advertisementsand retail sales suggest the economy is recovering, yet a spiraling rate of cases in Australia™s second-largest city is a stark reminder of ongoing...

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The growth momentum of the euro area has been slowing down since 2018 dur to global uncertainties and weaker international trade, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said in her prepared remarks at the European Parliament's plenary session. "Moderating growth has also weakened pressure on prices, and inflation remains some distance below our medium-term aim," Lagarde...

Some of the forces that held down U.S. economic growth last year have eased, but risks to the outlook remain, particularly from the coronavirus, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. œWe are closely monitoring the emergence of the coronavirus, which could lead to disruptions in China that spill over to the rest of the global economy, Powell said, in testimony prepared for a...

Australia's central bank chief Philip Lowe signaled his board is firmly on hold for now, saying further cuts to the nation's already historically-low interest rate risk doing more long-term damage to the economy than the short-term benefit they would create. "While it's plausible that we can move toward our goals, at least right at the moment the risks have slightly tilted to outweigh...

Reserve Bank of Australia's Governor Philip Lowe is speaking on "The Year Ahead" at the National Press Club, Sydney today. Markets are looking for further clarification since the RBS's rate decision yesterday and surprise optimism about the economic outlook which lifted AUD crosses through stops, triggering a huge bid in the Aussie. Lowe said on Wednesday that Australia's central bank would...

Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday as the labor and property markets' strength gives the central bank room to wait and see how badly the economy will be hit by a slump in China's growth. Governor Philip Lowe kept the cash rate at 0.75% at the Reserve Bank's first meeting of 2020, as predicted by most economists and traders. The jobless rate falling in the final two...

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Fed's Powell: 'Medical Metrics' Most Important Data for U.S. Economy Now: CBS
Monday, 18 May 2020 08:06 WIB The most important data for the U.S. economy right now are the "medical metrics around the coronavirus pandemic, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...
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RBA cuts Official Cash Rate by 25 bps to 0.50%, AUD/USD jumps
Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10:38 WIB At its March monetary policy meeting on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its official cash rate (OCR) by 25bps to a record low of...

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