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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While speaking at the policy panel at the European Central Bank (ECB) Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that in exceptional circumstances, like Brexit, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) could extend the horizon over which it returns to the inflation target. Key quotes : Says his comments at ECB panel have no bearing on BoE policy...

ECB President Mario Draghi says risk outlook œremains tilted to the downside, and more stimulus will be needed if the outlook doesnt improve. Says interest-rate cuts and more QE are part of its arsenal. ECB has headroom for more asset purchases. œThe prolongation of risks has weighed on exports and in particular on manufacturing. In the absence of improvement, such that the...

Australia's central bank is likely to lower interest rates again to drive increased hiring and boost households' confidence that inflation will return to target. The Reserve Bank made the comment in minutes of its June 4 policy meeting, released in Sydney Tuesday, when it eased the cash rate to 1.25%, the first reduction in almost three years. œGiven the amount of spare capacity in the labor...

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

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, via Reuters, delivering the opening address at the ECB conference on Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern European countries (CESEE), in Frankfurt. Global trade has faced headwinds in recent years. Institutional quality is still below the euro area average in almost all CEE economies. Economies need to find new ways to boost TFP growth...

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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...
MONETARY
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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