# Central Banks

#Central Banks

Haruhiko Kuroda

BOJ chief Kuroda says no reason to withdraw monetary stimulus now

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday there is "no reason" to withdraw the bank's massive monetary stimulus now as inflation remains far from its 2 percent target. Kuroda also...
Federal Reserve

Fed research signals inflation overshoot possible, but is it tolerable?

The Federal Reserve has begun preparing the public and markets for higher inflation, but has left unanswered the question of how high inflation might go and for how long? A new research...
Bank of England

UK Inflation Figures Stoke Speculation of Rate Hikes

The latest round of U.K. CPI figures have proved a surprise to the market as rising food and energy prices have pushed the key inflation metric to 2.3% y/y. The result...
Bank of England

UK inflation: Is the Bank of England really close to raising interest rates?

The British government has confirmed it will trigger Article 50 to begin exiting the European Union on March 29th. Despite rocking a touch on the news, sterling got off to a pretty...
European Central Bank

Banks outperform weaker European stock market open on rate hike talk

European shares fell in opening deals on Friday, led lower by export-oriented carmakers and a pull-back in mining stocks, but banks outperformed after an ECB policymaker rekindled talk of a possible...
Bank of England

The Bank of England’s hawkish surprise

Sterling popped on Thursday (March 16th) after a hawkish surprise from the Bank of England. The MPC was not unanimous in its decision to keep rates hold, with Kristin Forbes voting...
European Central Bank

Euro gets added boost on ECB official’s comments; dollar holds post-FOMC losses

The euro was one of the top performing major currencies in the Asian session today after being lifted by comments from a European Central Bank official who hinted at a rate...
Europe

ECB’s Nowotny Hints at Coming Rate Hikes for the Euro

The last 24 hours has been an interesting watershed moment in monetary policy as the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the FFR 25bps and purportedly is now embarking on a cycle of...
US Dollar

Dollar crunched by cautious Fed, bonds and commodities cheer

The dollar nursed painful losses in Asia on Thursday while sovereign bonds savored their biggest rally in nine months after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates, as expected, but signaled no...
Bank of England

BOE Meeting, Dutch Election, FOMC and Gold

Dutch Prime minister beats the Freedom party comfortably and creates more comfortable environment for investors while BOE is under watch. Dutch Elections Puts end to nonsense Populism It is all over and...
London Stock Exchange

Shares, EUR rally on Dutch vote, Fed

Quite a cheerful open in the European markets as the populist PVV was defeated by its major rival in Dutch general election on March 15th. Dutch election results revived hope that the...
Federal Reserve

The Fed continues to diverge, but is in no hurry!

“Thank you, Janet Yellen,” this is today’s market message to the U.S. Fed Chair. The greenback is falling while everything else is in green today after the Federal Reserve delivered on its...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve

Fed raises rates as job gains, firming inflation stoke confidence

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is...
US Dollar Japanese Yen

USD Into FOMC: Positive On Low Risk Of Dots Downgrade

The USD has gained back some momentum ahead of tomorrow's FOMC meeting. In that regard, Nomura Research notes that the market has already priced the likelihood of a March rate hike well,...
Federal Reserve

US Dollar May Fall as Fed Offers Little Beyond Expected Rate Hike

The sentiment-linked Australian and New Zealand Dollars traded modestly higher while the anti-risk Japanese Yen edged downward in otherwise quiet Asian trade. Regional bourses played catch-up to losses on Wall Street but...
Stock Market Janet Yellen FOMC

FOMC meeting preview: How many rate hikes in 2017?

Federal Reserve meeting – potential for hawkish surprise could be overstated The Federal Reserve is a dead cert to raise rates on Wednesday, so the key question is how far and how...
Europe

European Markets Focus on FOMC, UK’s Economic data and Dutch Elections

Markets eagerly wait the future projection of the US rate hike which will determine the path of the dollar while crude oil rebounds ahead of inventory data. When it comes to the...
New Zealand Dollar

NZD/USD: How will the Pair React to the FOMC Event?

The New Zealand Dollar is bracing itself ahead of the U.S. Fed’s FOMC decision but the pair currently remains on a recovery trajectory. In particular, the daily pivot point has proved...
Federal Reserve

Waiting for the Fed

Asian markets opened broadly lower this morning, following a pull-back of US equities last night. The S&P 500 index has consolidated for a second week. It seems that the unstoppable ‘Trump...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks

USD Into FOMC: Expect A Hawkish Signal But All About The Dots

Fed speakers have already send a strong signal that the Fed intends to hike this week, notes Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX Strategy. "With the rate decision likely to be a...
Federal Reserve

Are you ready for some action?

Do not let the quiet session on Monday and early Tuesday fool you, volatility may be just around the corner. The Federal Reserve is meeting tomorrow, the Dutch are heading to the...
Brexit Fears

Fed, BoE, BoJ and CBT on week’s agenda

The Federal Reserve (Fed), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the Bank of England (BoE) and the Central Bank of Turkey (CBT) will announce their latest policy verdicts throughout this week. Expectations...
Mario Draghi

EUR: ‘ECB Edging Towards An Exit’; Expect First Step In June

Yesterday's ECB press conference suggests that the ECB will embark on a gradual path towards the exit in the coming months, argues ABN AMRO. "We think the first step will be a...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks

Markets – The Week Ahead: US Interest Rates Is The Main Event

A snapshot look at calendar events and potential market catalysts for next week. The US are on track to raise interest rates next week. Futures markets have woken up to this prospects,...
Europe

Euro firms as ECB signals no more deflationary risk

The euro rallied after the ECB signalled it is in no rush to do more QE, although on the whole it was not a particularly hawkish-sounding Mario Draghi. EURUSD scaled the...
Mario Draghi

Draghi’s hawkish tone lifts euro; non-farm numbers in the spotlight

The EUR/USD pair rebounded as much as 0.7% last night, before retracing back to the 1.058 area this morning, following European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s hawkish speech. Mr Draghi declared victory...
Mario Draghi

Daily Briefing: Mario Draghi – shooing away the hawks

ECB President Mario Draghi's language will be under even more scrutiny than usual at today's press conference following a rate-setting meeting due to keep core policy on hold. Economists polled by Reuters are...
Europe

ECB meeting preview: Anyone for tapering?

ECB: Potential to disappoint Thursday’s meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) comes at a time of buoyancy in the Eurozone economy that we’ve not seen for years. Growth is picking up,...
European Central Bank

European stocks, euro weaker pre-ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to maintain the status quo at today’s monetary policy meeting. The bank has already announced to reduce its monthly asset purchases from 80 billion...
Euro

Euro drifts lower as ECB looms

The phenomenal stock market rally has displayed some signs of exhaustion this week with investors on high alert ahead of the looming ECB meeting and NFP this Friday. Asian shares painted a...

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Oil slips towards $50 on doubts over output-cut extension

Oil
Oil fell further towards $50 a barrel on Monday, pressured by uncertainty over whether an OPEC-led production...

FTSE hits one-month low as miners, Babcock slide

London Stock Exchange
Britain's top share index hit a one-month low after the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump to...

BT fined record 42 million pounds for business-line installation errors

BT - British Telecom
Britain's BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing...

What’s up Next for the AUD?

Australian Dollar
The AUDUSD has reached a bit of an impasse as a result of last week’s tumble which...

USD/JPY Faces a Critical Support Zone as 1.10 Handle Now in Focus

US Dollar Japanese Yen
The past week has been highly negative for the USDJPY as s sentiment swing, against the U.S....
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