ECB and BoJ Meetings

As the markets head into the final week for the month of April, the economic calendar continues to steam ahead with lot of economic releases. Central bank meetings take the spotlight this week with both the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan lined up. No changes are expected from either of the central bank meetings this week. However...

2018-04-24 John Benjamin Read more
monetary policy meetings

The week ahead will the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank meetings. Both the monetary policy meetings will come into focus as the previous week's announcement from the BoJ and the ECB's meeting minutes suggested that the central bank could be turning the corner. On the economic front, labor market data will be coming up on Wednesday...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
BankOfJapan 18.12.17

After a rather busy week that saw a lot of central bank meetings lined up, the week ahead turns into a slow one leading up to the holiday season. Still, important economic events during the week include the central bank meeting from the Bank of Japan on Thursday. No changes are expected from the BoJ's meeting this week which comes after the ...

2018-01-25 John Benjamin Read more
1000 japanese yen banknote njear the Kaminarimon gate

The central bank monetary policy meetings continue to dominate another week, this time with the FOMC and the BoJ meetings. The Fed is expected to meet on Wednesday where it is all set to announce its balance sheet normalization program. No changes are expected to interest rates at this week's meeting, but the press conference held by Janet Yelle...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more

The week ahead will see the U.S. dollar take a back seat as the baton is passed over to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ). Both the central banks are expected to make no changes to monetary policy. However, forward guidance will be a key factor, especially for the ECB. Elsewhere, New Zealand will be reporting on the ...

2017-07-17 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The first trading month of the year is now history as traders shift focus to a busy week. Among the central bank meetings, the FOMC and the BoE meetings are likely to overshadow the Bank of Japan's meeting this week. Still, no changes to monetary policy are expected this week from either of the central banks. In the UK, the Brexit bill is likely...

2017-01-30 John Benjamin Read more
Kuroda BoJ

The Kiwi and the Canadian dollar emerged at the top last week gaining 1.41% and 1.24% respectively. The gains came as the RBNZ left interest rates unchanged at its meeting last week, sending the NZDUSD to post new yearly highs. The Canadian dollar which was fairly muted for the most of the week surged on Friday after the monthly jobs report saw ...

2016-06-13 John Benjamin Read more