A huge amount of market moves revolves around the interest rate policies of national central banks. Here you can read and search for all the latest and historical news from global central banks and their armies of chattering governing members.
Details from the August 2018 RBNZ monetary policy meeting 8 August 2018 Prior decision 1.75% Sees Dec 2018 cash rate unchanged at 1.8% Lowers Sep/Dec 2019 rate forecasts to 1.8% vs 1.9% prior Sees annual CPI at 1.8% by Sep 2019 vs 1.6% prior The key line below is that...read more
RBA August 2018 Interest rate decision on 07.08.2018 GDP growth to average a bit above 3% progress on inflation and unemployment to be gradual Headline inflation expected to remain lower than earlier expected in 2018 Inflation expected to be higher in 2019/2020 Low...read more
Reuters sources story on the talk inside the Bank of Japan Post-BOJ meeting last week it's been revealed that the BOJ planned to announce possible rate hikes in January. This was torpedoed by the wild market moves seen during that month. Then then were going to look...read more
BOE interest rate decision and inflation report 02.08.2018 Vote for hike 9-0 , a unanimous vote QE maintained at 435B£ Further rate hikes will be limited and gradual 1yr inflation forecast 2.15% from 2.13% 2 yr inflation 2.09% from 2.03% 3 yr inflation 2.03% from...read more
Fed monetary policy statement on 01.08.2018 Job gains strong Expects further gradual rate increases Vote unanimous Economic activity has been string Household spending and businesses fixed investment have grown strongly Inflation remains near 2% , long term inflation...read more
BOJ quarterly outlook on 31.07.2018 GDP forecasts - Cuts FY18/19 GDP growth from 1.6% to 1.5% - Maintains FY19/20 GDP growth at 0.8% - Maintains FY20/21 GDP at 0.8% Inflation Outlook - Cuts FY18/19 core CPI outlook from 1.4% to 1.0% - Cuts FY19/20 core CPI...read more
BOJ monetary policy decision 31.07.2018 BOJ TWEAKS POLICY TO ENHANCE FLEXIBILITY Cuts amount to which negative rate applies, starts forward guidances Maintains Interest Rate on Excess Reserves (IOER) at -0.10% Maintains 10-year JGB Yield Curve Control at ~0.00% to...read more
BOJ 31.07.2018 last preview Well I don't have much to add to my last week's preview to be honest. The BOJ watchers seem pretty much aligned with my expectations of what is reasonably to be expected, IF ANY CHANGE AT ALL. My base case scenario is there will be some...read more
Besides ECB we have US durable goods My guess is ECB won't have much to say today apart from wishing us great holidays. As per my GWTF comment this morning, data in Europe have not been supportive for any change of mind at the ECB governing council imo. The best we...read more
A word of caution on JPY after the Reuters pieces First: The Reuters article sites "sources close to BOJ thinking". These are by no means official comments. BOJ watchers have repeatedly pointed out in the past months it was about time BOJ came up with some form of...read more
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