Archive for November 17th, 2016

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Bank Indonesia Officials Strike Note of Caution

November 17, 2016

Earlier in 2016, the Bank Indonesia Board of Governors had sanctioned 25-basis point interest rate cuts in each month of the first quarter plus June, September and October. Coming into this month’s meeting the rate stood at 4.75%, still well above inflation and amid continuing shrinkage of Indonesia’s current account deficit. Nonetheless, officials opted for […] More

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Markets Wonder What Yellen Will Say Today

November 17, 2016

Thursday is being dominated by Fed Chair Yellen’s morning testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. It will be her first remarks since Donald Trump was elected president on an agenda of more stimulative fiscal policy. She will not doubt be asked how such might affect the trajectory of central bank interest rates. Other […] More