ECB meeting minutes paint a dovish picture

The European Central Bank released its monetary policy meeting minutes last week for the meeting that was held earlier in March this year. Policymakers expressed concerns on the risks of a full fledged trade war against the United States and also showed concern on the rising exchange rate. The ECB's meeting minutes covered the monetary policy...

2018-04-19 John Benjamin Read more
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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

The October FOMC meeting minutes which were released yesterday showed a consensus being built among the Fed members as the December rate hike decision looms. Most of the Fed members were of the opinion that the US economy was ready for a monetary policy tightening cycle despite some members not very 'confident that inflation would reach the 2.0%...

2015-11-19 John Benjamin Read more

The RBA released its meeting minutes for the monetary policy review conducted on June 2nd this month. The meeting minutes did not steer too much from the usual narrative of talking about the housing markets and the real estate bubble, employment/labour markets and the Aussie's exchange rate. Depending on how one understands the meeting minute...

2015-06-17 John Benjamin Read more
RBA minutes

The Australian dollar was a bit volatile in today's Asian trading session as the RBA released its monetary policy meeting minutes. The Aussie retreated from its previous highs above 0.8 psychological round number levels as the US Dollar was seen paring some of its losses from early last week across the board. Most of the USD cross currencies, in...

2015-05-20 John Benjamin Read more