Archive for October 14th, 2021

Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

Next Week’s Menu: October 16 – 22, 2021

October 14, 2021

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews are scheduled next week in Indonesia, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, and Russia. Also, the People’s Bank of China will set its loan prime rates for the coming month, and the Federal Reserve Beige Book and minutes of the last Reserve Bank of Australia policy meeting will be published. RBA Governor Lowe […] More

Central Bank Watch

Monetary Authority of Singapore Tightens Stance

October 14, 2021

Today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which targets the exchange rate rather than an interest rate and which reviews its stance only semi-annually, surprised analysts by raising the slope of the S-dollar’s allowed trading band. The band had been lowered in April 2020 as Covid hit to a slope of zero percent. Officials did not […] More

Bank of Chile

Central Bank of Chile

October 14, 2021

More central banks have reacted to the rise in inflationary risks. Late Wednesday came news from the Central Bank of Chile of a unanimously agreed greater-than-projected 125-basis point high in its policy interest rate. This move was the third recent hike following increases of 25 basis points in July and 75 bps at the end […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Optimism Bumps Up that Recovery Can Withstand Covid, Higher Inflation, and Central Bank Tightening

October 14, 2021

Equities have experienced a better session, with higher closes in Asia of 1.5% in Japan and South Korea and 1.4% in Indonesia. Hong Kong was closed for the Chung Yeung festival. The German Dax, Paris Cac and British Ftse are respectively up 0.9%, 1.0% and 0.7%, and U.S. futures point to similar gains. The move […] More