Archive for January 8th, 2018

Central Bank Watch

First Romanian Policy Interest Rate Hike since 2003

January 8, 2018

The first change of a key central bank interest rate was made by the National Bank of Romania, where the key policy rate, deposit facility rate, and lending facility rates were raised 25 basis points each to 2.0%, 1.0% and 3.0%. The policy interest rate had been at 1.75% since a 25-basis point reduction in […] More

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More Evidence of Strong Growth in the Euro Area

January 8, 2018

Economic sentiment in the euro area leaped 1.6 points to a December reading of 116.0, best since October 2000. Sentiment improved across the board — industry, households, services, retail, and construction. A separate measure, the business climate index, rose 1.7 points to the best score ever in this data series dating back to 1985. The […] More