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22928Fed Policymakers Divided Over Stimulus Unwind8/16/2017 6:24:19 PM"Several Fed policymakers were prepared to announce a start date for the shrinking of the US central bank’s balance sheet at the latest rate-setting meeting, but most preferred to wait for additional information on the economic outlook and developments potentially affecting financial markets, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
22922Thailand Holds Key Rate Steady at 1.5%8/16/2017 7:42:04 AM"The Bank of Thailand left its benchmark policy rate steady at 1.5 percent on August 16th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the growth outlook improved due to a a recovery in exports while the domestic demand expansion was not yet sufficiently broad-based and inflation is expected to rise at a slightly slower pace than previously estimated."ThailandInterest RateBTRR1DAY/thailand/interest-rate
22895Philippines Holds Key Interest Rate at 3%8/10/2017 9:41:56 AM"The central bank of Philippines held its key overnight borrowing rate at 3 percent on August 10th, as widely expected, saying inflation expectations remain firmly anchored close to the midpoint of the Government’s 3 percent ± 1 percentage point target over the policy horizon. Meanwhile, the central bank raised its inflation forecasts for this year to 3.2 percent from 3.1 percent, on higher oil prices. The estimate for 2018 was also increased to 3.2 percent from 3 percent."PhilippinesInterest RatePhilippinesIntRate/philippines/interest-rate
22891New Zealand Holds Interest Rate Steady At 1.75%8/9/2017 9:08:24 PM"The Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its official cash rate unchanged at record low of 1.75 percent on August 9th of 2017, as widely expected. The central bank last moved the key rate in November of 2016. Policymakers underscored that major challenges remain with persistent surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty. They also mentioned soft GDP growth in the last quarter was lower than expected, although it is expected to improve going forward. 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
22865BoE Holds Bank Rate at 0.25%8/3/2017 11:31:01 AM"The Bank of England voted by six to two to keep the Bank Rate at a record low of 0.25 percent on August 3rd, 2017, as widely expected, saying GDP growth is expected to remain sluggish in the near term as the squeeze on households' real incomes continues to weigh on consumption. Also, the Committee 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. Meanwhile, the central bank cut its UK growth forecast for this year to 1.7 percent from an earlier estimate of 1.9 percent, while next year it predicts 1.6 percent growth compared to its previous 1.7 percent forecast."United KingdomInterest RateUKBRBASE/united-kingdom/interest-rate
22862India Cuts Key Rate to 6%8/2/2017 9:24:18 AM"The Reserve Bank of India lowered its benchmark interest rate by 25bps to 6 percent on August 2nd 2017, in line with market expectations. It is the first rate cut so far this year, bringing borrowing cost to the lowest since 2010 amid a sharp slowdown in inflation. The reverse repo rate was also lowered by 25bps to 5.75 percent and the marginal standing facility rate and the Bank Rate to 6.25 percent."IndiaInterest RateRSPOYLD/india/interest-rate
22853Australia Keeps Cash Rate Steady At 1.5% In August8/1/2017 6:28:01 AM"The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate unchanged at a record low of 1.5 percent during the meeting held on August 1st, as widely expected. Policymakers said the Australian economy is expected to grow at an annual rate of around 3 percent over the next couple of years and inflation is estimated to pick up gradually as the economy strengthens."AustraliaInterest RateRBATCTR/australia/interest-rate
22837Russia Holds Key Interest Rate at 9%7/28/2017 10:42:09 AM"The Central Bank of Russia held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 9 percent on July 28th, as widely expected, saying that short-term and mid-term inflation risks persist and that the decline of inflation expectations has come to a halt. The central bank also reiterated it will continue to conduct a moderately tight monetary policy to maintain inflation close to the 4 percent target and that there is still room for further rate cuts in the second half of 2017."RussiaInterest RateRREFRATE/russia/interest-rate
22824Turkey Holds Key Interest Rate at 8%7/27/2017 11:07:19 AM"The Central Bank of Turkey held its benchmark one-week repo rate at 8 percent on July 27th, as widely expected, saying current elevated levels of inflation pose risks on the pricing behavior while the economic activity is expected to maintain its strength boosted by both domestic and external demand."TurkeyInterest RateTUIBON/turkey/interest-rate
22819Brazil Slashes Key Rate By 100 Bps To 9.25%7/26/2017 9:07:59 PM"The Central Bank of Brazil unanimously cut its key Selic rate by 100 basis points to 9.25 percent on July 26th of 2017, as widely anticipated. It was the seventh straight rate decline, bringing borrowing costs to the lowest since September of 2013 amid slowing inflation and a sticky contraction. The decision was unanimous and no bias was adopted. It follows a 100 bps cut in the May 31st of 2017 meeting."BrazilInterest RateBZSTSETA/brazil/interest-rate
22818Fed Leaves Monetary Policy Steady7/26/2017 6:11:35 PM"The Federal Reserve left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its July 2017 meeting and said it will start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion portfolio relatively soon. The committee considered near-term risks to the economic outlook as roughly balanced, but said it will closely monitor inflation."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07262017175833.htm
22811Nigeria Holds Key Rate At 14%7/25/2017 5:34:02 PM"The central bank of Nigeria left its benchmark interest rate steady at 14 percent on July 25th 2017, in line with market expectations, mentioning the headwind confronting the economy and global uncertainties. Six of the eight members of the monetary policy committee voted to hold rates, while two voted for a cut. The inflation slowed for 16.1 percent in June, the lowest in 13 months."NigeriaInterest RateNigeriaIntRate/nigeria/interest-rate
22804Indonesia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged7/21/2017 1:35:03 AM"Indonesia's central bank left its benchmark 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged at 4.75 percent on July 20th 2017, in line with market expectations. The overnight deposit facility rate and the lending facility rate were also left steady at 4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. Policymakers said the decision is consistent with efforts to maintain macroeconomic and financial stability while still encouraging domestic economic recovery process."IndonesiaInterest RateIDBIRATE/indonesia/interest-rate
22803South Africa Cuts Repo Rate To 6.75%7/20/2017 1:33:58 PM"The South African Reserve Bank lowered its benchmark repo rate by 25bps to 6.75 percent on July 20th, saying the inflation outlook has improved while domestic growth prospects have deteriorated further following the surprise GDP contraction in the first quarter of the year. The central bank cut its growth forecast for 2017 to 0.5 percent from 1 percent, and the forecast for 2018 to 1.2 percent from 1.5 percent."South AfricaInterest RateSARPRT/south-africa/interest-rate
22801ECB Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged7/20/2017 12:55:12 PM"The ECB held its benchmark refinancing rate at 0 percent on July 20th, as widely expected, and confirmed the net asset purchases are intended to run at the current monthly pace of €60 billion until the end of December 2017, or beyond, if necessary. Policymakers agreed that economic and monetary analysis confirm the need for a continued very substantial degree of monetary accommodation."Euro AreaInterest RateEURR002W/euro-area/interest-rate
22798"BoJ Keeps Rate Steady, Delays 2% Inflation Target"7/20/2017 4:19:55 AM"The Bank of Japan left its key short-term interest rate unchanged at -0.1 percent at its July 2017 meeting, as widely expected. Policymakers also kept its 10-years government bond yield target around zero percent but said they pushed back again the timing for achieving its 2 percent inflation target to sometime during fiscal 2019."JapanInterest RateBOJDTR/japan/interest-rate
22788Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Steady7/17/2017 2:22:11 PM"The central bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 10 percent on July 17th 2017, in line with market expectations. Policymakers said the decision aims to anchor inflation expectations amid declining food prices, sustained macroeconomic stability, and continued resilience of the economy."KenyaInterest RateKenyaIntRate/kenya/interest-rate
22768Chile Holds Key Rate At 2.5% For 2nd Meeting7/13/2017 11:01:51 PM"Chile’s central bank kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent in its July 13th, 2017 meeting following no change in its June meeting and a 25 bps cut in May. The outcome matched consensus expectations, and leaves the interest rate standing at its lowest level since September of 2010. Policymakers reiterated that inflation stood at 1.7 percent year-on-year in June, easing from 2.6 percent in May. Members of the board did not adopt an explicit bias on this occasion."ChileInterest RateCHOVCHOV/chile/interest-rate
22759South Korea Holds Base Rate Steady At 1.25%7/13/2017 8:37:35 AM"The Bank of Korea left its base rate steady for the 11th straight meeting at a record low of 1.25 percent in July, as widely expected. While saying the pace of increase in consumption had remained weak, policymakers judged domestic economy would continue its trend of recovery going forward and raised economic growth outlook for this year to 2.8 percent from an earlier forecast of 2.6 percent."South KoreaInterest RateKORP7DR/south-korea/interest-rate
22764Malaysia Holds Key Rate Steady At 3% In July7/13/2017 7:46:48 AM"Malaysia's central bank held its benchmark overnight policy rate steady at 3.0 percent on July 13th 2017, as expected. Policymakers said the decision was accommodative and supportive of economic activity. The growth will be driven by sustained export performance on more favourable growth prospects. Headline inflation is expected to moderate in the second half of the year .The central bank has kept the key rate at 3.0 percent since July 2016, when it cut the rate for the first time in over seven years."MalaysiaInterest RateMAOPRATE/malaysia/interest-rate