Federal Reserve officials were more upbeat about the economy in late October than they had been only six weeks earlier, according to minutes of their policy discussion released Wednesday. Officials œgenerally viewed the economic outlook as positive, the minutes said. œUncertainties associated with trade tensions as well as geopolitical risks had eased somewhat, although they remained elevated, the summary said. Officials talked about a œresilient economy in the face of headwinds. At their meeting, the Fed voted 8 to 2 to trim rates by a quarter-point. It was the third...

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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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