Archive for June 10th, 2022

Central Bank Watch

Central Bank of Russia

June 10, 2022

The Central Bank of Russia, unlike most other monetary authorities around the world, is marching to a different drum, and the irony is that Russia’s ruthless destruction of Ukraine — a major producer of both energy and food — is a major reason for the rise of world inflation. Two rate hikes by Russian officials […] More

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ECB Flags Interest Rate Normalization to Counter Above-Target Inflation

June 10, 2022

Yesterday’s scheduled meeting of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council made news, pre-announcing a likely 25-basis point rise in policy interest rates (currently a zero percent refinancing rate flanked by a negative 0.5% deposit rate and a 0.25% marginal lending facility rate). In addition, a released statement flagged a likely rate hike of more than […] More

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Central Reserve Bank of Peru

June 10, 2022

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru also raised its policy interest rate yesterday. The size of the hike, like ones each month since September 2021, was by 50 basis points, and the new rate level of 5.5% compares to 0.25% a year ago. Peruvian CPI inflation last month rose to 8.1%, most since 1998, but […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Inflation Rising, Central Bankers Reacting, Dollar Firmer, and Equities Troubled

June 10, 2022

The dollar rose overnight by 0.4% against sterling and 0.2% relative to the euro, Swiss franc, and in weighted terms. The dollar alternatively dropped against the ruble, Australian and New Zealand dollars and Japanese yen. Following yesterday’s sharp drop in U.S. share prices, equities fell 1.5% in Japan, 1.3% in Indonesia and Australia, 1.6% in […] More

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