Australia's central bank said there's potential for an upswing in home prices as dwelling construction weakens, while reiterating it's prepared to lower interest rates further. In minutes of its Sept. 3 policy meeting released in Sydney Tuesday, the Reserve Bank also noted that "the upward trend in wages growth appeared to have stalled" and that forward-looking indicators suggested employment growth would moderate over the next six months. It kept the cash rate unchanged at 1% after back-to-back cuts in June and July. Policy makers reaffirmed that they see an œextended period of low...

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday said the balance of risks surrounding the eurozone economic outlook have shifted to the downside. He blamed persistent uncertainties tied to "geopolitical factors" and the threat of protectionism as well as vulnerabilities in emerging markets and financial market volatility. Draghi in December had described risks as broadly balanced. The...

The European Central Bank on Thursday left interest rates unchanged, as expected, repeating that they will remain at current levels at least through summer. The ECB also said it would continue to reinvest principal payments from maturing debt held on its balance sheet for an extended period past the date when it does begin to raise interest rates. The spotlight will be on ECB President Mario...

The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged as it cut its inflation outlook once again, underscoring how far away its price target is and how few options the central bank has for drawing closer. The BOJ maintained its yield curve-control program and asset purchases, the central bank said in a statement Wednesday, a result predicted by all but one of 50 economists surveyed by...

Soft economic data underline the continued need for European Central Bank stimulus, according to President Mario Draghi. œRecent economic developments have been weaker than expected and uncertainties, notably related to global factors, remain prominent, Draghi told members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. œA significant amount of monetary-policy stimulus is still...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank can be patient before adjusting interest rates again as it waits to see how global risks impact the domestic economy. œWere in a place where we can be patient and flexible and wait and see what does evolve, and I think for the meantime were waiting and watching, Powell said in a question-and-answer session...

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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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