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23195December Rate Rise on the Table Despite Weak Inflation10/11/2017 7:06:58 PM"Several Fed policymakers thought that another increase in the target range later this year was likely to be warranted if the medium-term outlook remained broadly unchanged, despite worries about the risk of stubbornly low inflation, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
23179ECB Policymakers Discuss QE Extension Scenarios: Minutes10/5/2017 1:57:22 PM"ECB policymakers agreed that a decision on the path of central bank’s policy instruments will be warranted until the end of the year and started to discuss some trade-off between the size and duration of the net asset purchases, minutes from the ECB's September meeting showed. Also, they continued to show concerns about the stronger euro."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/euro-area/interest-rate
23170India Leaves Key Rate at 7-Year Low of 6%10/4/2017 9:55:34 AM"The Reserve Bank of India kept its benchmark interest rate steady at 6 percent on October 4th 2017, following a 25bps cut in August and in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy aiming to reach the medium-term target for inflation of 4 percent +/- 2 percent, while supporting growth. The central bank also increased its inflation forecasts for October-March to a range of 4.2 percent to 4.6 percent while the gross value added projection was cut to 6.7 percent from 7.3 percent."IndiaInterest RateRSPOYLD/india/interest-rate
23167Australia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged10/3/2017 3:57:05 AM"The Reserve Bank of Australia held the cash rate steady at a record low of 1.5 percent at its October 2017 meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers said a pick-up in non-mining business investment over recent months would be a welcome development while low level of interest rates continue to support the economy."AustraliaInterest RateRBATCTR/australia/interest-rate
23136New Zealand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged at 1.75%9/27/2017 8:13:01 PM"The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on September 27th of 2017, as widely expected. The central bank last moved the key rate in November of 2016. Policymakers underscored that global economic growth has continued to improve in recent quarter; that the trade-weighted exchange rate has eased slightly since the August statement; and that annual CPI inflation eased in the June quarter, but remains within the target range. The central bank also stated that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period, as numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly."New ZealandInterest RateNZOCRS/new-zealand/interest-rate
23132Nigeria Holds Interest Rate Steady at 14%9/27/2017 12:08:12 PM"The central bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 14 percent on September 26th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers showed concerns regarding high food prices and noticed the economic recovery is still fragile. Six of the seven members of the monetary policy committee voted to hold rates, while one voted for a cut."NigeriaInterest RateNigeriaIntRate/nigeria/interest-rate
23130Thailand Holds Key Policy Rate at 1.5%9/27/2017 8:00:07 AM"The Bank of Thailand held its benchmark interest rate at 1.5 percent on September 27th 2017, as widely expected, saying that the current monetary policy stance remained accommodative, and it should foster the return of inflation to target although this could take some time. Policymakers noted that the growth outlook improved further on the back of external demand and inflation was projected to edge up albeit at a slower pace than previously estimated."ThailandInterest RateBTRR1DAY/thailand/interest-rate
23129Fed Should Be Wary of Moving too Gradually9/26/2017 5:40:22 PM"Inflation uncertainty supports gradual hikes in the federal funds rate, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech at the NABE meeting, suggesting another rate hike this year is still on the table. Chair Yellen also added that the outlook is uncertain and some key assumptions underlying employment and inflation could be wrong. Thus, a revised assessment could lead to an easier policy path."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/09262017173914.htm
23121Indonesia Cuts Key Rate to 4.25%9/22/2017 4:31:56 PM"The central bank of Indonesia unexpectedly cut its key repo rate by 25bps to 4.25 percent on September 22nd 2017, following a similar 25bps cut in the previous meeting. The move aimed to strengthen banking intermediary function and support economic growth. Policymakers said current policy stance is sufficient to achieve inflation and macroeconomic targets, suggesting further loosening is unlikely in the near future. The lending and the deposit facility rates were also lowered by 25bps each to 5 percent and 3.5 percent respectively."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
23116South Africa Leaves Key Rate at 6.75%9/21/2017 1:41:36 PM"The South African Reserve Bank unexpectedly left is benchmark repo rate steady at 6.75 percent on September 21st 2017, following a 25bps cut in July, mentioning economic uncertainties. Markets were expecting a 25bps cut. However, policymakers left the door open for further loosening in November, saying it would be appropriate to reassess the data and the balance of risks at the next meeting."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
23113Philippines Keeps Key Rate Unchanged9/21/2017 8:55:37 AM"The central bank of Philippines left its key overnight borrowing rate at 3 percent on September 21st, as widely expected, arguing that inflation expectations remain firmly close to the midpoint of the Government’s 3 percent ± 1 percentage point target over the policy horizon. Policymakers also underscored that latest forecasts show future inflation path will continue to be within the target range for 2017-2019."PhilippinesInterest RatePhilippinesIntRate/philippines/interest-rate
23111BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged9/21/2017 3:49:03 AM"The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its September 2017 meeting, hours after the Federal Reserve announced a plan to begin selling some of the assets on its balance sheet beginning in October. Policymakers also kept its 10-years government bond yield target around zero percent and maintained its upbeat view on private consumption and overseas economies."JapanInterest RateBOJDTR/japan/interest-rate
23109Fed To Start Reducing Balance Sheet in October9/20/2017 9:08:46 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its September 2017 meeting as widely expected. Policymakers kept forecasts for another rate hike this year and expect a higher GDP growth while core PCE inflation is seen lower. In addition, the central bank announced it will begin reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/09202017180231.htm
23103UK Interest Rates Likely to Rise Over Coming Months9/18/2017 3:39:37 PM"The withdrawal of monetary stimulus is likely to be appropriate over the coming months, if the economy and price pressures keep growing, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in a speech at the IMF on Monday. Still, there are considerable risks to the UK outlook, which include the response of households, businesses and financial markets to developments related to the process of EU withdrawal, he added."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/united-kingdom/interest-rate
23102Kenya Maintains Key Rate at 10%9/18/2017 2:49:42 PM"The central bank of Kenya kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 10 percent for the thirteenth consecutive meeting on September 18th, 2017, as widely expected. Policymakers said the decision aims to continue to anchor inflation expectations in the context of general macroeconomic stability, a prolonged election period and continuous uncertainties in the global economy."KenyaInterest RateKenyaIntRate/kenya/interest-rate
23087Chile Key Rate Kept On Hold for 4th Straight Meeting9/15/2017 10:57:55 AM"Chile’s central bank kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent in September 14th of 2017, leaving the rate unchanged for the fourth straight meeting. The outcome matched consensus expectations, and leaves the interest rate standing at its lowest level since September of 2010. Policymakers underscored that economic conditions improved since the last meeting, with copper prices climbing over the last months despite a recent downturn. Members of the board did not adopt an explicit bias on this occasion. Chile's consumer prices increased 1.9 percent year-on-year in August of 2017, above 1.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since May."ChileInterest RateCHOVCHOV/chile/interest-rate
23093Russia Cuts Key Interest Rate to 8.5%9/15/2017 10:50:37 AM"The Bank of Russia lowered its benchmark one-week repo rate by 50bps to 8.5 percent on September 15th, as widely expected, due to a quicker-than-expected slowdown in inflation. Policymakers also said that there is still room for further rate cuts over the next two quarters."RussiaInterest RateRREFRATE/russia/interest-rate
23082Turkey Keeps Rates Steady in September9/14/2017 11:29:20 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent on September 14th as widely expected. Policymakers said the economic recovery has gained strength boosted by domestic and external demand from the EU countries while high inflation continues to pose risks. As a result, a tight stance in monetary policy will be maintained until the inflation outlook improves significantly."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
23081BoE Set to Raise Rates9/14/2017 11:16:08 AM"The Bank of England voted by seven to two to keep the Bank Rate at a record low of 0.25 percent on September 14th, 2017, as widely expected, saying estimates of private final demand were softer than anticipated and underlying pay growth has shown some signs of recovery, albeit remaining modest. Still, policymakers agreed that some withdrawal of monetary stimulus is likely to be appropriate over the coming months if the economy continues to grow and underlying inflationary pressures persist."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/articles/09142017111357.htm
23079"Switzerland Leaves Rates on Hold, Cuts Growth Forecasts"9/14/2017 7:49:20 AM"The Swiss National Bank left its deposit interest rate at a record low of -0.75 percent on September 14th 2017 as widely expected, aiming to stabilize the inflation and support growth. Policymakers also noticed that the Swiss franc recent weakness against the euro and appreciation against the dollar has helped to reduce the overvaluation of the currency although it still remains highly valued. Growth forecasts for 2017 were lowered to under 1 percent from near 1.5 percent while inflation is seen slightly higher at 0.4 percent from 0.3 percent."SwitzerlandInterest RateSZLTTR/switzerland/interest-rate