Fri, Sep 20, 2019 @ 06:13 GMT
BOE voted 9-0 to leave the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75%. It also maintained the asset purchase program at 435B pound and corporate purchase at 10B pound. BOE also made detailed discussion on the problems stemmed from Brexit uncertainty. The...
SNB left the policy rate unchanged at -0.75%. It reiterated the commitment to “intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration”. Additionally, the central bank adjusted the interest charged on banks’...
Fed lowered the policy rate by -25 bps to 1.75-2.00%, although market expectations of a rate cut diminished markedly ahead of the meeting. The decision was not unanimous. Yet, it revealed a more divided Fed. The updated median dot...
Another rate cut, by -25 bps, is a done deal this week, although the market has trimmed its expectations to 66% from 92% a week ago. This would take Fed funds rate's target range to 1.75-2%. The focus of...
ECB has announced a new package of stimulus measure as inflation weakens. At the same time, the central bank revised lower both GDP growth and inflation outlooks for coming years. EURUSD initially plunged to as low as 1.0927 before...
We expect ECB to deliver a easing package at this week’s meeting. Economic developments since the last meeting have remained steady. However, growth is limited and risk is skewed to the downside. The latest economic projections will show downgrades...
BOC left the policy rate unchanged at1.75%. Policymakers’ monetary policy stance was less dovish than previously anticipated. While showing more concerns about US-China trade war and downplaying GDP growth in the second quarter, the members described the current monetary...
As expected, RBA left the cash rate unchanged at 1% in September. The accompany gin statement is largely unchanged from the previous one. RBA has not made any hints about a rate cut next month. Policymakers might want to...
Although the market generally expects RBA to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1% this week, the chance of a surprise cut is not negligible. Despite mild pickup in confidence after the back-to back rate cuts in June and...
Global economic slowdown, escalations of US- China trade war and further Fed funds rate cut have heightened speculations that BOC would have to lower its policy rate in coming months. We agree on this assessment but expect that the...
The FOMC minutes for the July meeting explained that the key reasons for the rate cut are slowdown in global economic outlook and subdued US inflation. An insurance reduction was needed to prevent these factors from dragging US economy....
RBA’s minutes for the August meeting indicated that future monetary policy action would be data-dependent. While acknowledging some improvements in the economic developments after the two consecutive rate cuts, spare capacity in the labor market remained significant. The country’s...
RBNZ surprised the market by reducing the OCR, by -50 bps, to 1%. The market had only anticipated a -25 bps cut. The aggressive rate cut is "necessary" to help support employment and inflation in the country as downside...
We expect RBNZ to cut the OCR, by -25 bps, to 1.25% in August. Given the disappointment in the inter-meeting data flow, the central bank would likely signal further easing later in the year. Meanwhile, the policy statement might...
Following two consecutive rate cuts, RBA is widely expected to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1% in August. Incoming economic data since the last meeting have also supported the pause. Yet, given the aggressive target in the longer-term...
Fed announced to lower the policy rate by -25 bps to 2-2.25% in July. US dollar jumped while Wall Street declined although the decision came in widely anticipated. The market was probably disappointed by the lack of commitment of...
We expect BOE to leave the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75% and keep the size of the asset purchase program at 435B pound. Heightened risk of no-deal Brexit, downside risks to economic outlook, market pricing of a rate cut...
We expect the Fed to announce a rate cut of -25 bps, bringing the Fed funds rate target to 2-2.25%, this week. Yet, this decision is unlikely unanimous. Although there has been voice suggesting a deeper cut is needed,...
The July ECB meeting aims at preparing the market for further easing in September. As expected, the members hinted that interest rate could fall to lower level. They also discussed about the possibility of restarting QE and the two-tiered...
We expect ECB to implement more easing measures to stimulate the economy, and the timing would likely be in September. The July meeting, scheduled later this week, would be used to prepare the market further the easing package. Over...
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