Filipino interest rate cut

A Filipino Central Bank Rate Cut Catches Most but Not All Analysts by surprise

July 26, 2012

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has implemented a third 25-basis point cut of its overnight repo and reverse repo rates.  The new levels are respectively 3.75% and 5.75%.  Similar reductions were announced earlier this year on January 19 and March 1.  Policy was not changed at the immediately prior meeting on June 14, but today’s move […] More

Less Investor Angst than Earlier this Week

July 26, 2012

The dollar and yen have eased in tandem by 0.8% relative to the kiwi, 0.6% versus the Aussie dollar, and 0.5% against the euro, Swissie, loonie, and sterling.  The dollar also has edged 0.1% lower against the Chinese yuan. Stocks in the Pacific Rim rose 0.9% in Japan, 0.8% in New Zealand, 0.7% in South […] More