Archive for February 2nd, 2017

Central Bank Watch

Czech National Bank Keeps Existing Policy Stance

February 2, 2017

The Czech National Bank Board retained a 0.05% two-week repo rate, the prevailing level since November 2011, and recommitted to an asymmetric currency policy that since November 2012 has used the threat of intervention and actual koruna sales to keep the Czech currency from strengthening past 27 per euro. That commitment is set to be […] More

Central Bank Watch

Bank of England Keeps Existing Stance

February 2, 2017

At the second post-Brexit referendum meeting of the 9-person Monetary Policy Committee, officials halved the Bank Rate to 0.25%, expanded the asset purchase program by 60 billion pounds to a ceiling of GBP 435 billion, and introduced a plan to purchases up to GBP 10 billion of corporate bonds. Four subsequent meetings and two published […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar Falls Broadly Except Against Sterling

February 2, 2017

The dollar lost 1.2% against the Australian dollar, 0.8% relative to the euro, 0.7% vis-a-vis the yen, 0.5% versus the kiwi, 0.6% against the Mexican peso, 0.4% relative to the Swissie, and 0.3% versus the loonie. The Aussie dollar was lifted by report of a much greater-than-forecast A$ 3.51 billion Australian trade surplus in December, […] More

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