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23535Chile Holds Interest Rate Unchanged for 7th Meeting12/14/2017 9:30:17 PM"Chile’s central bank kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent on 14 December 2017, leaving the rate unchanged for the seventh straight meeting. The outcome matched consensus expectations, and leaves the interest rate at its lowest level since September of 2010. Policymakers underscored that the global outlook remained practically unchanged since the previous meeting. They also mentioned that investment remains subdued, mainly affected by construction activity. Chile's annual consumer price inflation rose 1.9 percent in November 2017, unchanged from October."ChileInterest RateCHOVCHOV/chile/interest-rate
23533Indonesia Keeps Rates on Hold12/14/2017 4:33:25 PM"The central bank of Indonesia left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 4.25 percent on December 14th 2017, in line with market expectations, saying it aims to maintain macroeconomic stability and support the domestic economic recovery. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also left steady at 5 percent and 3.5 percent respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
23529ECB Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged12/14/2017 1:58:16 PM"The ECB held its benchmark refinancing rate at 0 percent on December 14th, as expected, and confirmed that from January 2018 the net asset purchases are intended to run at a monthly pace of €30 billion until the end of September next year, or beyond, if necessary. The bank raised its inflation forecast for 2018 to 1.4 percent from 1.2 percent previously estimated on higher oil and food prices. The projections for 2017 and 2019 were maintained at 1.5 percent."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/euro-area/interest-rate
23528BoE Holds Bank Rate at 0.5% as Expected12/14/2017 12:13:51 PM"The Bank of England voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate at 0.5 percent on December 14th as widely expected, following a 25bps hike in the previous meeting. The Committee also voted unanimously to keep the stock of UK government bond purchases at £435 billion and the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases at £10 billion."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/united-kingdom/interest-rate
23525Turkey Hikes Late Liquidity Window Rate to 12.75%12/14/2017 11:14:25 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent and raised its late liquidity window rate by a less-than-expected 50bps to 12.75 percent on December 14th, in an attempt to curb rising inflation amid strong economic growth. Annual inflation rate hit a 14-year peak of 12.98 percent last month, way above the central bank's target of 5 percent, and core inflation hit a near record high of 12.08 percent."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
23523Philippines Holds Interest Rate at 3% as Expected12/14/2017 9:00:33 AM"The Philippine central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 3.0 percent on December 14th, as widely expected, saying inflation has been within its 2-4 percent inflation target despite robust economic growth. The bank maintained its 2018 inflation forecast at 3.4 percent and the projections for 2017 and 2019 were kept at 3.2 percent."PhilippinesInterest RatePhilippinesIntRate/philippines/interest-rate
23522"Switzerland Leaves Rates on Hold, Raises Inflation Forecasts"12/14/2017 8:59:02 AM"The Swiss National Bank left its deposit interest rate at a record low of -0.75 percent on December 14th 2017 as widely expected. Policymakers said the franc remains highly valued although the overvaluation continued to decrease. Also, inflation forecasts for both 2017 and 2018 were raised amid higher oil prices and the further weakening of the franc."SwitzerlandInterest RateSZLTTR/switzerland/interest-rate
23517Fed Hikes Interest Rates as Expected12/13/2017 7:21:00 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5 percent during its December 2017 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. The central bank has forecast three rate hikes in 2018."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
23481Brazil Slashes Key Rate to Record Low12/7/2017 9:46:05 AM"The Central Bank of Brazil slashed its key Selic rate by 50 basis points to 7.00 percent on December 6th of 2017 following a 75-bps trim on October 25th of 2017. The cut, widely anticipated and unanimous, was the tenth straight, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest in modern history amid plunging inflation and a slow recovery."BrazilInterest RateBZSTSETA/brazil/interest-rate
23480Canada Leaves Monetary Policy Steady12/6/2017 3:06:19 PM"The Bank of Canada held its benchmark overnight rate at 1 percent on December 6th, 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the current policy stance remains appropriate although higher interest rates will likely be required over time. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 percent and the deposit rate is 3/4 percent."CanadaInterest RateCCLR/canada/interest-rate
23478India Leaves Key Rate on Hold at 6%12/6/2017 9:33:04 AM"The Reserve Bank of India kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 6 percent on December 6th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy aiming to reach the medium-term inflation target of 4 percent +/- 2 percent, while supporting growth. However, the central bank showed concerns about inflationary risks, mainly due to higher prices for house rent allowances, food and fuel and raised its inflation forecasts for the second half of the current financial year to between 4.3 and 4.7 percent from the previous 4.2 percent to 4.6 percent. The gross value added growth projection was left unchanged at 6.7 percent. The reverse repo rate was also left on hold at 5.75 percent and the marginal standing facility rate and the Bank Rate at 6.25 percent"IndiaInterest RateRSPOYLD/india/interest-rate
23468Australia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged12/5/2017 3:59:24 AM"The Reserve Bank of Australia held the cash rate unchanged at a record low of 1.5 percent at its December 2017 meeting, as widely expected. While saying the Australian economy grew at around its trend rate over the year to the September quarter and is expected to average around 3 percent over the next few years, policymakers judged the outlook for household consumption is a continuing source of uncertainty."AustraliaInterest RateRBATCTR/australia/interest-rate
23430South Korea Rises Key Rate by 25 Basis Points11/30/2017 8:37:32 AM"The Bank of Korea raised its base rate by 25 basis points, from a record-low of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent on November 30th 2017, matching market expectations. It was the first adjustment in benchmark rate since May 2016 and the bank's first rate hike since June 2011 amid clear signs of a solid economic recovery."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
23414Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged11/23/2017 3:34:03 PM"The central bank of Kenya kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 10 percent for the seventh consecutive meeting on November 23rd 2017, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision aims to continue to anchor inflation expectations in the context of favourable weather conditions, sustained macroeconomic stability, the conclusion of a prolonged election period, and an improvement in the global economy outlook."KenyaInterest RateKenyaIntRate/kenya/interest-rate
23413South Africa Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged11/23/2017 2:25:55 PM"The South African Reserve Bank left its benchmark repo rate steady at 6.75 percent on November 23rd 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said upside risks to the inflation outlook have increased mainly due to higher oil prices and a weaker rand while the growth outlook remains subdued."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
23412ECB Policymakers Differed on Keeping Bond Buys Open-Ended11/23/2017 2:05:45 PM"ECB policymakers broadly agreed to cut the current asset purchase scheme to €30 billion at the start of 2018 amid growing confidence in the gradual convergence of inflation towards the central bank's target, minutes from the ECB's October meeting showed. At the same time, there were some concerns about the open-ended nature of the asset purchase program, which could generate expectations of further extensions."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/articles/11232017140321.htm
23406December Rate Hike Becomes More Likely Despite Inflation Worries11/22/2017 7:34:29 PMThe Federal Reserve said the US labor market had continued to strengthen and economic activity had been rising solidly despite hurricane-related disruptions. Several policymakers still consider appropriate to raise the federal funds rate in the near term if the economy stays on track despite concerns regarding persistently low inflation.United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/11222017193150.htm
23402Nigeria Holds Interest Rate Steady at 14%11/22/2017 11:57:58 AM"The central bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14 percent on November 21st 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers noticed the economic recovery is still fragile and expressed that inflation should be tracked for future monetary policies. Eight of the nine members of the monetary policy committee voted to hold rates, while one voted for a cut."NigeriaInterest RateNigeriaIntRate/nigeria/interest-rate
23387Indonesia Leaves Rates Steady11/16/2017 3:19:54 PM"The central bank of Indonesia left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 4.25 percent on November 16th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the current policy rate is adequate to control inflation, to maintain a healthy current account deficit and to build economic growth momentum. So far this year, the central bank already cut the borrowing cost twice by a total of 50bps in an attempt to boost the economy. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also left steady at 5 percent and 3.5 percent respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/articles/11162017151954.htm
23363Chile Holds Interest Rate Unchanged for 6th Meeting11/15/2017 5:00:34 PM"Chile’s central bank kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent on November 14th of 2017, leaving the rate unchanged for the sixth straight meeting. The outcome matched consensus expectations, and leaves the interest rate at its lowest level since September of 2010. Policymakers underscored that the global outlook remained practically unchanged since the previous meeting. They also mentioned that investment remains subdued, mainly affected by construction activity. Chile's annual consumer price inflation rose to 1.9 percent in October 2017 from a four-year low of 1.5 percent in September."ChileInterest RateCHOVCHOV/articles/11142017221446.htm