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

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The Bank of England on Thursday, as expected, raised its bank rate by 25 basis points, or a quarter of a percentage point, to 0.75%. The nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously for the hike. "Since the May Inflation Report, the near-term outlook has evolved broadly in line with the MPC's expectations," the committee said in a statement. "Recent data appear to confirm that the...

The Federal Reserve kept policy steady on Wednesday while signaling it views another rate hike is likely as soon as September. At a two-day meeting that ended Wednesday, the Fed voted unanimously to keep its benchmark federal-funds rate in a range of 1.75% and 2%. In a statement, the Fed noted that job gains and economic activity have been œstrong. Source: marketwatch

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda pushed through changes to his radical monetary stimulus program as the central bank prepares for a longer struggle to stoke inflation. While keeping unchanged its two major benchmarks -- the negative interest rate and 10-year yield target -- the BOJ took a number of steps to alleviate the strain on banks and the market distortions...

The Bank of Japan maintains its 10-year bond yield target at about zero percent, while saying it would allow more flexibility in bond operations, after its meeting Tuesday. BOJ keeps policy balance rate at -0.100%. None of the economists surveyed from July 17-20 predicted a change in the policy rate. The central bank also downgraded its inflation outlook. Source : Bloomberg

The European Central Bank on Thursday, as expected, left interest rates unchanged and affirmed its plan to end its monthly bond-buying program in December. The ECB's key lending rate remains at 0%, while the rate paid on deposits parked overnight at the central bank remains at negative 0.4%. The ECB also repeated that it plans to keep rates at present levels "at least through the summer of...

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