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 Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time this year and signaled it was prepared to increase again in December, as it also altered language that could mean a slowing in the pace of future increases. After the end of a two-day meeting, the Fed said in a statement that it has increased its target for its benchmark lending rates to a range between 2% to...

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) board members decided to leave the benchmark sight deposit rate unchanged at -0.75% at its quarterly monetary assessment held today. The central bank maintained the 3-Month Libor Target Range steady between -1.25% to -0.25%, as widely expected. Fxstreet

At its monetary policy meeting today, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) made no changes to its monetary policy settings, holding rates at -10bps while maintaining 10yr JGB yield target at 0.00%. The BoJ vote was 7 to 2, leaving its pledge to buy JGBs unchanged so that its holdings increase at an annual pace of around 80 trln yen. Reuters

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urged eurozone governments on Tuesday to take further action to shore up the region's banking sector, including by creating a common insurance plan for bank deposits. Speaking in Paris, Mr. Draghi said that while European governments had built a single system for supervising banks and managing bank failures in recent years, "more needs to be...

The European Central Bank, as expected left interest rates unchanged on Thursday and reiterated its plan to scale down the size of its bond-buying program next month and end purchases in December. The ECB left its main lending rate, known as the refi rate, at 0%, while the paid on deposits left overnight at the central bank remains at minus 0.4% and the rate on the marginal lending facility...

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