Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, has said that the bank is ready to use Quantitative Easing (QE) and also forward guidance "aggressively" in a downturn. Powell is testifying before the Senate's Banking Committee in Washington. The US dollar has been edging higher alonside higher bond yields. He added that the US spending on healthcare is excessive and that he would be concerned about the level of US debt “ that needs to grow at a slower pace than the economy. Housing affordability is also an issue despite it doing better. On trade, the central banker has said that lower...

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Australias central bank chief Philip Lowe said hes ready to ease policy further if his recent back-to-back cuts fail to revive economic growth and flagged œan extended period of low interest rates. Lowe said in the text of a speech in Sydney Thursday that it could turn out that a combination of the consecutive rate reductions, tax cuts, higher commodity prices, a...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the central bank now estimates that a key measure of core inflation increased in June to its highest level in four months but added that, despite the acceleration, inflation pressures œremain muted. In a speech to the Bank of France in Paris, Powell said the Fed currently estimates the change in the so-called core personal...

Australia's central bank is focused on the jobs market and said it will adjust policy if needed to support economic growth and keep inflation on track to return to target. In minutes of its July 2 meeting, when it cut interest rates for a second month to a record-low 1%, the Reserve Bank noted wages growth remained low overall and œspare capacity was likely to remain in the labor market for...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the U.S. economy was hit by a severe œconfidence shock in May from which it has only partly recovered. œYou saw business confidence surveys¦quite negative, fairly broadly, Powell said, in testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. œSome of that has recovered, but only after the Fed œstepped forward and said it was...

Many Federal Reserve officials said in their meeting in June that they would be willing to cut interest rates if the economy continued to struggle in coming weeks, according to minutes of the discussion released on Wednesday. Officials appeared caught off guard in mid-June about sudden "significant" signs of weakness in the economy, calling them "quite recent." Given how quickly things were...

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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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