Archive for March 11th, 2020

Central Bank Watch

Bank of England Returns Key Interest Rate to 0.25% after Unscheduled Emergency Session of the MPC

March 11, 2020

At an unscheduled meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, members voted unanimously to cut the base rate by 50 basis points, thus reversing the two 25-bp hikes engineered in November 2017 and August 2018 and restoring the rate to the post-Brexit level of 0.25% reached in the second half of 2016. According […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Continuing Market Volatility, an Unscheduled Bank of England Rate Cut, and Big Night for Biden

March 11, 2020

Share prices in Asia fell 2.3% in Japan, 2.8% in South Korea, 3.6% in Australia, 1.7% in Singapore and 0.9% in China. U.S. futures are down, but in Europe, stocks have so far risen 1.3% in France, 1.0% in Germany, 0.7% in Spain, and 0.6% in both the U.K. and Switzerland. The ten-year U.S. Treasury […] More