Archive for February 16th, 2010

Central Bank Watch

Turkish Monetary Policy On Hold for "a Long Period of Time"

February 16, 2010

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey left its key borrowing and lending rates at 6.5% and 9.0%, respectively.  Those levels were reached after a 25-bp rate cut last November.  Previously, the borrowing rate was slashed from a peak of 16.75% prior to November 2008, dropping by 50 basis points that month, 125 bps […] More

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Tea Parties

February 16, 2010

The Boston Tea Party was staged in December 1773, nearly nine years after the British Parliament passed the hated Stamp Act, 45 months after the Boston Massacre and just 16 months before the Battles of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution.  The slippery slope to violent revolution had progressed far by the time […] More

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Sri Lankan Monetary Policy Stance Held Steady

February 16, 2010

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka retained its repo and reverse repo rates of 7.5% and 9.75% for a third consecutive month.  Upwardly creeping CPI inflation is attributed to higher commodity prices and base effects, and the primary object of central bank policy continues to be the promotion of domestic economic recovery.  The repo and […] More

Deeper Analysis

Net U.S. Portfolio Investment Inflows Remained Supportive in December

February 16, 2010

According to data collected by the U.S. Treasury Department, net capital inflows in December surpassed the goods and services trade deficit under all three measures of varying inclusiveness in December, and net capital inflows were larger than projected for the second month in a row.  Flows in the table below are expressed as monthly averages.  […] More

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Greek Debt Prognosis Still Unclear

February 16, 2010

EU finance ministers, also known as Ecofin, have told the Greek government to draw up more budget cuts by March 16th.  The situation remains unclear what the EU is exactly prepared to do and when should Greece needs additional aid support. U.S. and Canadian markets reopen today after Monday holidays.  The New York region is […] More

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