Archive for January 19th, 2016

Central Bank Watch

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Holds its Fire

January 19, 2016

World financial market volatility did not simmer down after Turkey’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting on December 22, so policymakers did not act on the conditional promise expressed in that meeting’s statement to the public that said, “should the decline in volatility observed after the start of the global policy normalization persist, monetary policy simplification steps […] More

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Some Market Relief after Chinese Data Announced

January 19, 2016

The eagerly awaited Chinese economic data confirmed slower growth late in 2015 but not as much so as feared.  Chinese data are notoriously distrusted, so one has to wonder how long today’s rally will last. The dollar fell 1.1% against the Australian dollar, 0.7% versus the loonie, 0.2% relative to the kiwi and sterling and […] More