Author Archives: Mario Urlic

ECB keeps rate on hold as expected

At yesterday’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank(ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least

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FED raises interest rate to 2.25 percent

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending and business fixed investment have

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European Central Bank on hold with rates

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at

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Bank of England – Rate maintained at 0.75%

Monetary Policy Summary and minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation target, and in a way that helps to sustain growth and employment.  At its meeting ending on 12 September 2018, the MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.75%. The Committee voted

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ECB keeps rates unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the

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ECB leaves key rates on hold and announces QE to end by the end of 2018

At today’s meeting, which was held in Riga, the Governing Council of the ECB undertook a careful review of the progress towards a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation, also taking into account the latest Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections, measures of price and wage pressures, and uncertainties surrounding the inflation outlook. Based on this review the Governing Council made

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FED raises interest rates and signals 2 more in 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and signaled that 2 additional increases were on the way fin 2018, as officials expressed confidence that the United States economy was strong enough for borrowing costs to rise without choking off economic growth. The Fed’s raises benchmark rate today to a range of 1.75 to 2 percent. The last time the

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FOMC holds interest rates in range of 1.50%-1.75%

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Recent data suggest that growth of household

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