24958Kenya Cuts Interest Rate by 50 Bps to 9.5%3/19/2018 2:22:40 PM"The Central Bank of Kenya lowered its benchmark interest rate by 50 bps to 9.5 percent at its March 19th 2018 meeting, surprising markets who expected no change. It was the first rate cut since September of 2016. The Committee said there was scope for easing monetary policy as inflation expectations were well anchored within the Government target range and economic output was below potential."KenyaInterest RateKenyaIntRate/kenya/interest-rate
24942"SNB Holds Rates, Cuts Inflation Forecasts"3/15/2018 8:56:00 AM"The Swiss National Bank held its benchmark interest rate at -0.75% on March 15th, 2018, with the aim of stabilising price developments and supporting economic activity. Policymakers reiterated that the negative interest rate and the SNB's willingness to intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary remains essential to ease pressure on the Swiss franc."SwitzerlandInterest RateSZLTTR/switzerland/interest-rate
24932ECB Needs Further Evidence Inflation is on Sustainable Path3/14/2018 9:55:09 AM"Monetary policy will remain patient, persistent and prudent as the ECB still needs to see further evidence that inflation dynamics are moving in the right direction, Mario Draghi said in a speech in Frankfurt. Still, policymakers are more confident than in the past that inflation will converge towards the bank's target of below but close to 2 percent over the medium term, he added."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/euro-area/interest-rate
24912BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged3/9/2018 3:19:21 AM"The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its March 2018 meeting, as expected. Policymakers also kept its 10-year government bond yield target around zero percent and maintained its upbeat economic view ahead of new term for Governor Haruhiko Kuroda."JapanInterest RateBOJDTR/japan/interest-rate
24907"ECB Holds Rates, Removes Easing Bias from Statement"3/8/2018 1:59:29 PM"The ECB held its benchmark refinancing rate at 0 percent on March 8th as expected, and reaffirmed that the net asset purchases are intended to run at a monthly pace of €30 billion until the end of September, or beyond, if necessary. Still, the bank dropped its commitment to increase the size of its QE program by removing the easing bias from its monetary policy message."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/articles/03082018124721.htm
24900BoC Holds Key Interest Rate at 1.25%3/7/2018 3:13:20 PM"The Bank of Canada held its overnight rate at 1.25 percent on March 7th 2018, following a 25bps hike in the previous meeting, saying that while the economic outlook is expected to warrant higher interest rates over time, some continued monetary policy accommodation will likely be needed to support growth and inflation."CanadaInterest RateCCLR/canada/interest-rate
24897Turkey Holds Key Policy Rate at 8% as Expected3/7/2018 11:11:44 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent on March 7th, as widely expected, saying that the current monetary policy stance will be maintained until there is a significant improvement in the inflation outlook. In February, the country's annual inflation eased to a seven-month low of 10.26 percent, but was still way above the central bank's 5 percent target."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
24894Malaysia Holds Key Rate Steady at 3.25% in March3/7/2018 7:55:12 AM"The Central Bank of Malaysia left its benchmark overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent on March 7th 2018, as expected. Policymakers said the decision is in line with the policy stance to ensure that domestic economy continues on a steady growth path amid lower inflation."MalaysiaInterest RateMAOPRATE/malaysia/interest-rate
24887Australia Holds Cash Rate Steady at 1.5% in March3/6/2018 3:54:09 AM"The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate unchanged at a record low of 1.5 percent at its March 2018 meeting, as expected, saying the economy is estimated to grow faster in 2018 than it did in 2017 and household consumption is a continuing source of uncertainty."AustraliaInterest RateRBATCTR/australia/interest-rate
24847Fed Remains On Course For More Rate Hikes2/27/2018 2:14:38 PM"The Federal Reserve remains on course for more interest rate hikes despite the stimulus of tax cuts and government spending and market volatility, New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a prepared remarks released early by the House Financial Service committee. The job market remains robust, consumer spending is solid and wage growth is accelerating, the chairman emphasized."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
24839South Korea Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged2/27/2018 2:30:12 AM"The Bank of Korea held its base rate steady at 1.5 percent on February 27th, as expected. While saying the trend of steady increase in consumption will continue and consumer price inflation can be stabilised at the target over a medium-term horizon, policymakers mentioned that they will judge carefully whether it is necessary to adjust its accommodative monetary policy stance further."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
24827ECB Members Worry About Euro Strength2/22/2018 2:32:26 PM"ECB policymakers showed concerns about the euro's strength and volatility, which represents a source of uncertainty, minutes from the ECB's January meeting showed. They also agreed that the language pertaining to the monetary policy stance could be revisited in forthcoming meetings, with some members expressing a preference for dropping the easing bias regarding the APP from the Governing Council’s communication."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/articles/02222018131318.htm
24820Stronger Outlook Points to Further Rate Hikes: Fed Minutes2/21/2018 7:25:47 PM"The rate of economic growth in 2018 is expected to exceed the FOMC's estimates and labor market conditions are set to strengthen further over the medium term, raising the likelihood that further gradual policy firming would be appropriate, minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/02212018192547.htm
24803Indonesia Keeps Monetary Policy Steady2/15/2018 12:56:30 PM"The central bank of Indonesia left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 4.25 percent for the fifth straight meeting on February 15th 2018, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the current policy stance is sufficient to maintain macroeconomic and financial 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
24783Thailand Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged2/14/2018 9:04:56 AM"The Bank of Thailand left its benchmark policy rate unchanged at 1.5 percent on February 14th 2018, as expected. While saying the economy would continue to benefit from improvements in exports of goods and services, policymakers projected headline inflation to edge up gradually on the back of the recovery in domestic demand and an increase in oil prices."ThailandInterest RateBTRR1DAY/thailand/interest-rate
24781"Sweden Leaves Rates Steady, Cuts Inflation Forecasts"2/14/2018 8:51:17 AM"The central bank of Sweden held its benchmark interest rate at -0.5 percent on February 14th 2018, in line with market expectations, saying the economic activity in Sweden is strong and inflation is close to the 2 percent target. However, inflation forecasts for 2018 were revised down to 1.7 percent from 2 percent. Policymakers also reinforced that slow repo rate rises are set to be initiated during the second half of 2018."SwedenInterest RateSWRRATEI/sweden/interest-rate
24766Russia Cuts Key Policy Rate to 7.5%2/9/2018 10:45:11 AM"The Bank of Russia lowered its benchmark one-week repo rate by 25bps to 7.50 percent on February 9th, after a 50bps cut in the previous meeting, saying inflation remains sustainably low. The bank also said it will continue to reduce the key rate, in order to complete the transition from moderately tight to neutral monetary policy in 2018. Annual inflation fell to a new record low of 2.2 percent in January, way below the central bank's 4 percent target."RussiaInterest RateRREFRATE/russia/interest-rate
24758BoE Set to Hike Rates Earlier than Expected2/8/2018 12:29:54 PM"The Bank of England voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate at 0.5 percent on February 8th as widely expected, saying that inflation is expected to remain around 3 percent in the short term, reflecting recent higher oil prices. The bank also warned that interest rates may rise sooner than anticipated, as the economy will expand faster than expected over the next couple of years lifting inflation above 2 percent target."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/united-kingdom/interest-rate
24750New Zealand Keeps Interest Rate at 1.75%2/8/2018 9:58:08 AM"The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on 7 February 2018, 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 addition, although recognizing that inflation remains subdued, the policy statement now highlighted some signs of emerging pressures, namely: an increase in commodity prices; strong equity markets; and less stimulatory monetary policy."New ZealandInterest RateNZOCRS/new-zealand/interest-rate
24754Philippines Holds Policy Interest Rate at 3%2/8/2018 8:54:55 AM"The Philippine central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 3.0 percent on February 8th, 2018, as widely expected, saying that inflation expectations continue to be anchored within the inflation target band over the policy horizon. Meanwhile, the bank raised its 2018 inflation forecast to 4.3 percent from 3.4 percent previously estimated, due to rising global oil prices. The projection for 2019 was also increased to 3.5 percent from 3.2 percent."PhilippinesInterest RatePhilippinesIntRate/philippines/interest-rate