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  • Monetary Policy Week In Review - 14 April 2012

    The past week in monetary policy saw 12 central banks announce interest rate decisions. Those that cut rates were: Vietnam -100bps to 13.00% and Mozambique -25bps to 13.50%, while Ghana increased +100bps to 14.50%. Those that held interest rates unchanged were: Russia 8.00%, Japan 0.10%, Armenia 8.00%, Indonesia 5.75%, Fiji 0.50%, Pakistan 12.00%, Korea 3.25%, Serbia 9.50%, and Peru 4.25%. Also making headlines in monetary policy was an announced monetary policy tightening by the Singapore Monetary Authority, a 150 basis point cut to the RRR by Croatia, and selected reductions of the RRR by the People's Bank of China.

    Looking at the central bank calendar, the week ahead features monetary policy decisions due to be announced by two major emerging markets; Brazil and India (China could also feature, after its weaker economic numbers announced last week). Elsewhere the major banks set to meet are Canada (NYSEARCA:CAD), Sweden (SEK), and Turkey (TRY). Monetary policy meeting minutes are also due from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England.

    Apr-17INRIndiaReserve Bank of India

     

     

     

     

    Apr-17CADCanadaBank of Canada
    Apr-18BRLBrazilBanco Central do Brasil
    Apr-18SEKSwedenBank of Sweden
    Apr-18TRYTurkeyCentral Bank of Turkey
    Apr-19PHPPhilippinesCentral Bank of Philippines

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  • Monetary Policy Week In Review - 31 March 2012
    The past week in monetary policy saw 5 banks announcing reductions to their official interest rates: Morocco -25bps to 3.00%, Belarus -200bps to 36.00%, Romania -25bps to 5.25%, Albania -25bps to 4.25%, and Kazakhstan -50bps to 6.50%. The Bank of Zambia also announced its new benchmark interest rate would be set at 9.00%. Those that held monetary policy settings unchanged were: Israel 2.50%, Turkey 5.75%, Hungary 7.00%, Georgia 6.50%, the Czech Republic 0.75%, South Africa 5.50%, and Uruguay 8.75%.

    Looking at the central bank calendar, the week ahead sees the central banks of Uganda, Australia, Kenya, Poland, the EU, and UK meeting to review monetary policy settings. The main market moving banks will be the RBA, ECB, and BoE, though none are likely to make any major moves. Elsewhere the US Federal Reserve's FOMC releases its March meeting minutes on Tuesday, and the Swiss National Bank puts out its annual report on Thursday.

     

    Apr-02UGXUgandaBank of Uganda
    Apr-03AUDAustraliaReserve Bank of Australia

     

     

     

    Apr-04KESKenyaCentral Bank of Kenya
    Apr-04PLNPolandNational Bank of Poland
    Apr-04EUREurozoneEuropean Central Bank
    Apr-05GBPUnited KingdomBank of England

    Source: www.CentralBankNews.info

    Article source: http://www.centralbanknews.info/2012/03/past-week-in-monetary-policy-saw-5.html

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  • Monetary Policy Week In Review - 24 March 2012
    The past week in monetary policy saw 8 central banks announcing monetary policy decisions. Of those that changed interest rate levels, Mauritius cut its rate -50bps to 4.90%, and Ukraine cut -25bps to 7.50%, while Iceland increased +25bps to 5.00%. Those that held interest rates unchanged were: Nigeria 12.00%, Egypt 9.25%, Thailand 3.00%, Taiwan 1.875%, and Colombia 5.25%. On the required reserves front, Egypt cut its banks required reserve ratio by 200 basis points, Ukraine also eased reserve requirements, and the People's Bank of China selectively eased reserve requirements for 396 branches of the Agricultural Bank of China.

    Looking at the central bank calendar, the week ahead sees the central banks of Israel, Hungary, Turkey, and South Africa meeting to review monetary policy settings. The base case would be for no change among all of these emerging market central banks. Elsewhere next week features speeches from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, ECB president Mario Draghi, Bank of Canada Governor, Mark Carney, and the Bank of England puts out its quarterly bulletin.

     

     

     

    Mar-26ILSIsraelBank of Israel
    Mar-27HUFHungaryThe Magyar Nemzeti Bank
    Mar-27TRYTurkeyCentral Bank of Turkey
    Mar-29ZARSouth AfricaSouth African Reserve Bank

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