central bank

The Fed: Gradual Policy Tightening In Full Swing The Fed has reaffirmed its commitment to sticking to its plan of “gradual” policy normalisation with two more hikes forecast this year. The economic outlook is good, with the economy on track to grow by around 4% in Q2 2018, boosted by tax cuts with inflation continuing to creep higher. Employmen...

2018-07-05 James Harte Read more
bank of japan

The Bank of Japan has the option to adjust its already large monetary policy further, a high ranking official from the Bank of Japan said last week. The BoJ's deputy governor, Amamiya told a local newspaper that the central bank could adjust its monetary policy which has already expanded strongly with little to show for. His comments came as ...

2018-07-05 John Benjamin Read more
Another RBNZ Quantitative Easing Program

While the New Zealand Dollar has been out of the limelight over recent months given the tide of hawkishness sweeping across central banks elsewhere in the G10 bloc, focus was once again on the antipodean currency yesterday. Speaking during an interview with a domestic broadcaster, RBNZ assistant governor John McDermott caught the market offsi...

2018-05-24 James Harte Read more
Monetary Policy

Monetary policy is the channel through which a central bank seeks to manage the economy, through controlling the money supply and setting interest rates. It also takes action to manage the economy by controlling asset purchases to manage the currency reserves. Monetary Policy can be split into two categories: Expansionary and Contractionary. ...

2018-02-26 James Harte Read more
ECB_Draghi

The European Central Bank today decided to keep the current policy unchanged including the three main rates. The ECB Refinancing Rate at record low 0.0% and the deposit rate at -0.4%. However, the statement showed some dovish remarks, which should not be a surprise, especially that the 2nd round of the French election is around the corner. The...

2017-04-27 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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Gold and Silver kicked off the year with strong gains, some would say its due to the fears of the major change in the US, especially after the elections. However, it's not only about the US; there are many factors involved. In today’s article, we will explain the reasons behind safe haven assets rally, what’s the future outlook, will it last and...

2017-01-25 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Euro_ECB_Draghi

Last Thursday, the ECB chairman Mario Draghi again surprised the markets with more confusion. We all know that he is one of the most surprising chairman of the ECB with his actions and remarks. Yet, Thursday’s remarks added more confusion toward the ECB's upcoming plan, leading to a notable rally in the Euro for a limited time. The currency then...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Carney_BOE_Bank Of England

Image Via Bank of England / Flickr Bank of England delivers, cuts rates and expands QE. Signals more easing if necessary. Bank of England Monetary Policy Decision Interest rates cut to 0.25% QE expands by 60 billion to 475 billion Scheme for banks to pass on rate cuts to customers The Bank of England, at the monetary policy mee...

2016-08-04 John Benjamin Read more