Archive for February 7th, 2020

Central Bank Watch

Central Bank of the Russian Federation

February 7, 2020

The Central Bank of Russia’s one-week repo rate was reduced further today. The cut was 25 basis points to 6.0%, matching similar moves in December, September, July, and June. Last October, such was cut by 50 basis points. A released statement flags the possibility of more easing ahead insofar as inflation has dropped more sharply […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar Extending Gains Against Commodity-Sensitive Currencies

February 7, 2020

The dollar rose overnight by a further 0.7% against the kiwi, peso, Russian ruble, and Aussie dollar and by 0.5% relative to the Chinese yuan. The dollar dropped 0.3% versus the yen and 0.1% vis-a-vis sterling but is unchanged against the euro. Intensifying concern about the spreading coronavirus epidemic provided an excuse for profit-taking in […] More