The Bank of England said the perceived risk of crashing out of the European Union without a deal had risen as they unanimously voted to keep policy unchanged. While officials, led by Governor Mark Carney, said they still see the need for interest-rate hikes in coming years if their forecasts bear out, they also acknowledged that investors are taking a different view than the bank's assumption of a smooth Brexit. That has pushed down the pound and market expectations for future interest rates, the Monetary Policy Committee said in the minutes of its June meeting.  The market moves...

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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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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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Draghi's speech: Global trade has faced headwinds in recent years
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:38 WIB The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, via Reuters, delivering the opening address at the ECB conference on Central, Eastern, and...

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