In remarks prepared for delivery to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday, Jerome Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will reiterate that the baseline outlook for the US economy remains favourable and say that the monetary policy is likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming data broadly remains consistent with the Fed's economic outlook. These remarks don't seem to be having a noticeable impact on the greenback's valuation with the US Dollar Index clinging to modest daily gains above the 98.30 mark. Below are some additional...

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Australia's central bank is likely to lower interest rates again to drive increased hiring and boost households' confidence that inflation will return to target. The Reserve Bank made the comment in minutes of its June 4 policy meeting, released in Sydney Tuesday, when it eased the cash rate to 1.25%, the first reduction in almost three years. œGiven the amount of spare capacity in the labor...

Swiss National Bank introduces new policy rate to replace three-month Libor band since future of Libor is uncertain. Keeps deposit rate unchanged at -0.75%, as forecast by economists in Bloomberg survey. SNB will remain active in FX market as necessary. Says CHF remains highly valued. Sees 2019 CPI at 0.6%, 2020 at 0.7%, 2021 at 1.1%. Source : Bloomberg

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, via Reuters, delivering the opening address at the ECB conference on Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European countries (CESEE), in Frankfurt. Global trade has faced headwinds in recent years. Institutional quality is still below the euro area average in almost all CEE economies. Economies need to find new ways to boost TFP growth...

Mario Draghi hardened his language as he said the European Central Bank wont shy away from action to support the euro-area economy as growth weakens. Policy makers are œdetermined to act if needed, citing the œprolonged persistence of uncertainties and the œrising threat of protectionism, the ECB president said in Vilnius after the Governing Council met. Some officials...

The European Central Bank stepped up support for the euro-area economy by extending its pledge to keep interest rates at record lows, while also reaching agreement on how to infuse lenders with more cheap cash. The Governing Council, which met in Vilnius, now expects borrowing costs to stay on hold at least through the first half of 2020, or six months longer than previously. The cost...

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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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