Archive for April 25th, 2018

Central Bank Watch

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

April 25, 2018

Turkish monetary policy was tightened slightly at the latest review. Most of the central bank’s interest rates — an 8.0% one-week repo, a 7.25% marginal borrowing rate, a 9.25% overnight marginal funding rate, and a rate of zero percent for the late liquidity window borrowing rate — were not changed. But a released statement announced a […] More

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Central Bank of Hungary

April 25, 2018

The latest review of Hungarian monetary policy by the central bank’s Council decided to keep their low interest rates unchanged. The overnight deposit rate has been at -0.15% since a ten-basis point cut last September, and the base rate and overnight collateralized lending rate have been at 0.90% since a 15-basis point reduction in May […] More

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Canadian Monetary Policy Meeting of April 18th Left Stance Unchanged

April 25, 2018

The April Bank of Canada Governing Council meeting coincided with the publication of a quarterly Monetary Policy Report and newly updated macroeconomic forecasts.  The last policy change in January, a 25-basis point overnight target interest rate hike to 1.25%, occurred when the previous MPR was released. Board members this time chose to keep the policy […] More

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Dollar Broadly Stronger… Gold and Global Bonds Down

April 25, 2018

The Mexican peso extended its recent swoon, falling 1.0% against the dollar and moving past the 19 per USD threshold. U.S./Mexican relations appear headed for another dive, as Lopez Obrador, the former Mexico City mayor and a populist, retained a huge lead in presidential election polls. The election is just over two months away. It’s […] More

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