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As the coronavirus pandemic could very likely lead the world to recession, global central banks have rushed to inject liquidity through rate cuts another other unconventional measures. However, interest rates have already stayed at very low levels before the...
RBNZ announced QE on Monday, following an aggressive emergency rate cut, by -75 bps, to 0.25% last week. The surprising move aims at soothing the credit conditions which have tightened significantly over the past weeks. Besides QE, the central...
RBA announced an emergency rate cut of -25 bps, sending the cash rate to 0.25%, today. The central bank also announced a QE-style yield curve control plan. It attempts to target the yield for 3-year government bond at 0.25%...
In a very surprising move, FOMC has implemented another emergency cut, the second time in two weeks, to combat the negative impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Originating in China, the virus has officially evolved into a pandemic affecting almost...
Coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China has become an pandemic affecting about 90 countries and territories in the world. In the Eurozone, the top 3 economies have reported totally 11,800 cases so far, with Italy alone taking up over 9,000...
The Fed implemented an emergency rate cut of -50 bps on Tuesday, just two weeks ahead of the FOMC meeting scheduled on March 18. The Fed funds rate range now stands at 1-1.5%. While the move is not entirely...
RBA becomes the first central bank to cut interest rate in light of the negative impacts from the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank lowered the cash rate by -25 bps to 0.50% in March, expected to ease further in...
The market has priced in a 60% chance of a BOC rate cut this week, up from virtually 0% two weeks ago. While moderation in domestic growth has suggested that further easing is likely, the coronavirus outbreak and its...
RBA is expected to leave the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75% in March. However, disastrous coronavirus outbreak in China is expected to hurt Australia's economy, triggering the members to push forward further easing in as soon as April. Indeed,...
The FOMC minutes for the January meeting revealed that policymakers remained content about the domestic growth outlook. However, they acknowledged the growing uncertainty emerged from the coronavirus outbreak. This could present significant downside risks to global growth. The situation...
In contrast to February’s RBA meeting statement, which demonstrated a less dovish outlook, the minutes revealed that the members considered lowering the policy rate further. Yet, they decided to keep the powder dry on concerns over “risks associated with...
RBNZ left the OCR unchanged at 1%. Yet, its message came in less dovish than expected. The members were upbeat about the employment situation and inflation. While coronavirus would affect domestic economy, the impact would be short-lived. Policymakers project...
RBNZ is widely expected to leave the OCR unchanged at 1%. Upbeat economic developments since the November meeting should warrant removal of easing bias in February. However, outbreak of coronavirus from China suggests that risks to global growth are...
RBA left the cash rate unchanged at 0.75%. To our surprise, policymakers appeared more upbeat on the economic outlook than we had anticipated. While acknowledging uncertainty to growth mainly driven by bushfires and China’s coronavirus, the members adopt a...
The encouraging employment report might make the case of rate cut less strong this month. Economic developments since the December meeting have been mixed at best. Although job market and inflation showed improvement, GDP growth in the third quarter...
BOE kept the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75% but revised lower GDP growth and inflation forecasts. British pound strengthened against US dollar as the Committee voted 7-2 for the decision. The market had anticipated more members to support rate...
FOMC left the Fed funds rate unchanged at 1.50-1.75% as widely anticipated. The accompanying statement contained few changes which were skewed to a mildly dovish side. Given the Fed’s dissatisfaction over weak inflation and uncertainty over global growth, the...
The market is mixed regarding whether BOE will lower the Bank rate at the upcoming meeting. Now the dust has settled for Brexit, the focus is turned to BOE’s monetary policy decision. Weakening in inflation suggests that a rate...
It is widely expected that the Fed will leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.5-1.75% at the January meeting. Meanwhile, we believe the accompanying statement will contain only minor change from the one in December. Major economic data will...
While leaving the monetary policy unchanged at expected, BOC delivered a dovish tone at the accompanying statement. This raised hopes of a rate cut in coming months and sent the loonie lower. The central bank has turned less confident...
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