ECB minutes

The European Central Bank released the minutes of the meeting held in June last week. The minutes covered the monetary policy meeting where the ECB announced its forward guidance. This included tapering the current bond purchases to 15 billion euro from September and an eventual end to QE by December 2018. The minutes showed that interest rat...

2018-07-18 John Benjamin Read more
ecb meeting

The European Central bank released the meeting minutes last week which covered the monetary policy meeting that was held in the last week of May. According the minutes, the ECB acknowledges slowdown in Eurozone growth and expects it to slow further amid increasing uncertainty. However, the minutes showed that officials were confident that the re...

2018-05-29 John Benjamin Read more

Daily Forex Market Preview, 24/05/2018 It was a busy day for the markets yesterday with a number of economic releases lined up. The Eurozone flash services and manufacturing PMI's showed that activity in both the sectors fell to 18-month and a 16-month low. This brought the Eurozone composite output index to an 18-month low. The euro was l...

2018-05-24 John Benjamin Read more
ECB minutes

Today's Episode of Fundamental Fun is the release of the minutes from the last ECB meeting, which are officially known as - and that's how they appear in the economic calendar - as Account of Monetary Policy Meeting. So, what are they? When the European Central Bank has it's policy meeting, the decisions that are made are immediately communic...

2018-05-24 Daniel John Grady Read more
April BoC meeting

Following a rather volatile week, which started with China announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports and the equity markets gyrating, the week ahead will see investors turning their attention to the Fed meeting minutes and US inflation which stands out amid a rather quiet economic calendar. Elsewhere, central bank chiefs including; BoJ's...

2018-04-11 John Benjamin Read more
UK revised GDP

Economic data for the week ahead will focus on the key themes of revised GDP figures from the UK and the monthly wage data. After last week's inflation data showed that consumer prices increased 3.0%, the wage growth figures will be closely watched. The second revised estimates for the fourth quarter of 2017 will also be coming out with estimate...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
ECB_Mario Draghi

Summary: European central bank releases meeting minutes from March monetary policy meeting Minutes show that there is an increasing consensus among officials that the economic outlook is improving Despite the shift in the outlook, most officials are wary of sending the wrong tightening conditions prematurely March meeting minutes...

2017-04-12 John Benjamin Read more
Mario_Draghi_Orbex

The European Central Bank published the monetary policy accounts of the January 19th  meeting. Reports showed that policy makers wanted to keep the pace of stimulus purchases unchanged and did not show any intention of scaling back the central bank's QE purchases. The meeting minutes was in fact in stark contrast to the December meeting where so...

2017-02-21 John Benjamin Read more