While delivering a key note address at the European Banking Congress, in Frankfurt, on Friday, the new European Central Bank (ECB) President Lagarde said: œWe face a global environment that is marked by uncertainty. Two main challenges in the global economy today, the first relates to the changing nature of world trade. There are also changes of a more structural nature. We have a common interest in maintaining sufficient levels of public investment. Europe needs to innovate and invest to respond to these challenges. Monetary policy could achieve its goal faster and with fewer side...

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), at its May monetary policy meeting held this Tuesday, made no adjustment to its official cash rate (OCR) and maintained it at a record low of 1.50 percent for the thirtieth straight meeting, disappointing the hawks big time. The RBA statement read: œThe Board judged that it was appropriate to hold the stance of policy unchanged at this meeting. In doing...

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement. "Policymakers vote 9-0 to maintain corporate bond purchase target at 10 billion sterling." "Q1 GDP likely boosted by...

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left unchanged a key U.S. interest rate that influences the cost of borrowing for mortgages and all sorts of consumer and business loans, noting a recent decline in inflation even as the economy continues to grow "at a solid rate." In a unanimous vote, the Fed kept its benchmark interest rate in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. Senior officials sounded more upbeat...

On Thursday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) concluded its 2-day April monetary policy review meeting and 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 8 to 1, leaving its pledge to buy JGBs unchanged so that its holdings increase at an annual pace of around 80 trln yen. The decision on maintaining its...

The Federal Reserves decision in March to cease raising interest rates this year was driven by unease over the U.S. and global economies and surprisingly subdued inflation, according to minutes of the pivotal central bank meeting. Last month the Fed junked previous plans to raise a key short-term U.S. interest twice more this year. Instead, Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Fed would...

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