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Eye Witness News
Economists expect repo rate to remain unchangedGCIS. CAPE TOWN – The South African Reserve Bank is set to make its announceme
Eye Witness News / Posted an hour ago
GCIS. CAPE TOWN – The South African Reserve Bank is set to make its announcement on the repo rate later on Thursday. Its Monetary Policy Committee has been in deliberations since Tuesday. The repo rate has been left unchanged since March last... Read more
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iol.co.za
SA inflation at lowest since 2015The bank will deliver its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision today. On a
iol.co.za / Posted 8 hours ago
The bank will deliver its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision today. On a month-to month basis, consumer prices increased 0.2percent in June, after rising 0.3percent in the previous month. Africa economist at Capital Economics, John Ashbourne,... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Rand pares some of its losses‚ despite slower pace of inflation in Junefrom both the Reserve Bank and key global central banks on Thursday. A lower C
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
from both the Reserve Bank and key global central banks on Thursday. A lower CPI figure will make the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee decision on interest rates more difficult‚ said Rand Merchant Bank analyst Isaah Mahlanga. SA’s... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Rand weakens ahead of CPI, retail datadecision difficult tomorrow, especially because growth is weak and the exchange
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
decision difficult tomorrow, especially because growth is weak and the exchange rate is also much stronger than at the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting," Rand Merchant Bank analyst Isaah Mhlanga wrote in a note. South Africa's Reserve Bank is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
CBK Has Received 16 Requests From Banks to Review Fees After Rate Cap LawMay survey, largely due to macroeconomic stability and ongoing public infrastru
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
May survey, largely due to macroeconomic stability and ongoing public infrastructure development," said Njoroge after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting, Monday, that retained the Central Bank rate at 10 percent. The growth of credit to the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Interest rate rise 'unlikely' as UK inflation fallsin the annual inflation rate since October 2016 and perhaps reduces the likelih
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
in the annual inflation rate since October 2016 and perhaps reduces the likelihood that more members of the Bank of England monetary policy committee will vote for an interest rate hike in the near future." But Dr Esmond Birnie, economist at Ulster... Read more
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heraldscotland
Surprise inflation fall eases rate rise pressure, Chambers declaresshe added: “Nonetheless, [the fall in inflation] should ease some of the growin
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
she added: “Nonetheless, [the fall in inflation] should ease some of the growing pressure from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee for an early rise in interest rates. The Bank took decisive action to lower rates to rock bottom... Read more
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heraldscotland
testshe added: “Nonetheless, [the fall in inflation] should ease some of the growin
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
she added: “Nonetheless, [the fall in inflation] should ease some of the growing pressure from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee for an early rise in interest rates. The Bank took decisive action to lower rates to rock bottom... Read more
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Breitbart
UK Inflation Unexpectedly Falls Easing Living Standards Slumphas caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month,
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
has caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month, three of the eight members of the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase the benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point from the record low of 0.25... Read more
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EuroNews
BoE rate hike bets fade in markets after weak inflationHaldane said he could soon join a minority of rate-setters who want higher borr
EuroNews / Posted yesterday
Haldane said he could soon join a minority of rate-setters who want higher borrowing costs, blowing apart the consensus on Monetary Policy Committee. Since then, economic data have largely come in weaker than expected, raising questions about the... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Slower inflation cools interest rate hike speculationspending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
spending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising inflation caused three out of the eight Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members - Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Michael Saunders - to unexpectedly back a move... Read more
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The News and Star
Slower inflation cools interest rate hike speculationspending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
spending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising inflation caused three out of the eight Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members - Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Michael Saunders - to unexpectedly back a move... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
DAVID BLANCHFLOWER: The Fed's misleading view of the job market reflects 'a huge intellectual failure'a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower,
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee who is now a professor at Dartmouth University. Blanchflower told Business Insider in an interview... Read more
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Connecticut Post
DAVID BLANCHFLOWER: The Fed's misleading view of the job market reflects 'a huge intellectual failure'a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower,
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee who is now a professor at Dartmouth University. Blanchflower told Business Insider in an interview... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Slower inflation cools interest rate hike speculationspending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
spending could counter the slowdown in consumer spending. Concerns over rising inflation caused t hree out of the eight Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members - Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Michael Saunders - to unexpectedly back a move... Read more
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Business Insider
DAVID BLANCHFLOWER: The Fed's misleading view of the job market reflects 'a huge intellectual failure'a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower,
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
a weak underlying economic environment. That's the view of David Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee who is now a professor at Dartmouth University. Blanchflower told Business Insider in an interview... Read more
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The News and Star
Cheaper fuel sees inflation fall to 2.6% in Junehe is "not ready" to hike the cost of borrowing due to too many "imponderables"
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
he is "not ready" to hike the cost of borrowing due to too many "imponderables" in the economy. Three out of the eight Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members - Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Michael Saunders - unexpectedly backed a move to... Read more
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express
Pound v euro: GBP tumbles after first inflation slowdown since October 2016which would have kept pressure on the Bank of England (BoE) to hike interest ra
express / Posted 2 days ago
which would have kept pressure on the Bank of England (BoE) to hike interest rates in the near-term. Many members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) have only just switched to being in favour of monetary tightening. The slowing pace of price... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Lower prices for petrol and computer games are behind a lower-than-expected inflation ratehe is “not ready” to hike the cost of borrowing due to too many “imponderables”
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
he is “not ready” to hike the cost of borrowing due to too many “imponderables” in the economy. Three out of the eight Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members - Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Michael Saunders - unexpectedly backed a move to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Monetary Policy Committee Retains Central Bank Rate at 10%Nairobi — The Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee has retained the benchmark
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Nairobi — The Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee has retained the benchmark Central Bank rate at 10 percent, leaving interest rates unchanged. The Chairman of the Committee and Central Bank Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge has said the committee... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
UK inflation unexpectedly falls in Junehas caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month,
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 2 days ago
has caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month, three of the eight members of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase the benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point from the record low of 0.25... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
UK inflation unexpectedly falls and eases rate-hike fearshas caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month,
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
has caused concern among some rate-setters at the Bank of England. Last month, three of the eight members of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase the benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point from the record low of 0.25... Read more
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International Business Times
Squeeze on household budgets eases as inflation tumbles unexpectedly predictable, as has been the rise in inflationary pressures which now appears t
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
predictable, as has been the rise in inflationary pressures which now appears to be prompting some debate on the Bank of England monetary policy committee, though it is unlikely that we'll see any move on policy at next month's August... Read more
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EuroNews
BoE to hold rates along bumpy road to Brexit - Reuters pollwill slow and keep them on hold despite inflation overshooting the target.” The
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
will slow and keep them on hold despite inflation overshooting the target.” The medians in the poll of economists said the Monetary Policy Committee would hold Bank Rate at its record low of 0.25 percent until 2019. Those forecasters gave, on... Read more
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Reuters
South African Reserve Bank to hold repo rate at 7.00 July 20 meetingbefore pulling the trigger," said Jeffrey Schultz, an economist at BNP Paribas.
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
before pulling the trigger," said Jeffrey Schultz, an economist at BNP Paribas. Schultz said at least two members of the Monetary Policy Committee could vote in favor of a 25-basis-point cut next Thursday. At its May meeting, only one of the six... Read more
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Reuters
Bank of England to hold rates along bumpy road to Brexitwill slow and keep them on hold despite inflation overshooting the target." Th
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
will slow and keep them on hold despite inflation overshooting the target." The medians in the poll of economists said the Monetary Policy Committee would hold Bank Rate at its record low of 0.25 percent until 2019. Those forecasters gave, on... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Economists expect Reserve Bank to keep repo rate unchangedexpect the South African Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged despite t
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
expect the South African Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged despite the inflation rate pulling back. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members will start its July meeting on Tuesday. Economists anticipate that the repo rate... Read more
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Reuters
Depreciation pressures on China's yuan have eased: central bank officialwhile expectations of devaluation are getting ever weaker," Huang Yiping, a mem
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
while expectations of devaluation are getting ever weaker," Huang Yiping, a member of the People's Bank of China's monetary policy committee, told the Financial News. China's foreign exchange reserves edged up in June for a fifth... Read more
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Market Watch
Pound slips vs. dollar as Brexit talks resume, but hangs around multimonth highthat it was less than one percent a month ago. This week’s economic data will o
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
that it was less than one percent a month ago. This week’s economic data will offer more evidence for the majority at the Monetary Policy Committee that there is no rush to raise interest rates.” U.K. inflation and retail sales reports are due... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Rand holds steady ahead of Reserve Bank meetingrand was back below the R13/$ mark‚ after weakening to R13.63/$ early last week
Daily Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
rand was back below the R13/$ mark‚ after weakening to R13.63/$ early last week. The outcome of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee meeting later in the week may provide some direction in the short term‚ although the dollar’s... Read more
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Zero Hedge
John Mauldin Warns "Prepare For Turbulence"in my mind. On Saturday night David scheduled a formal debate between bond mav
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 days ago
in my mind. On Saturday night David scheduled a formal debate between bond maven Jim Bianco and former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Blanchflower (everyone at the camp called him Danny)…. The format for the debate... Read more
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asianage
Pressure mounts on RBI to cut policy rate: Expertseconomists feel the pressure has increased on the Reserve Bank to cut benchmark
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
economists feel the pressure has increased on the Reserve Bank to cut benchmark interest rate next month. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel will meet on August 1-2 for the third bi-monthly monetary... Read more
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The Borneo Post
The week at a glance 16 July 2017same in both companies. BNM maintains OPR at 3 pct The overnight policy rate
The Borneo Post / Posted 4 days ago
same in both companies. BNM maintains OPR at 3 pct The overnight policy rate has been maintained at three per cent by the Monetary Policy Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia. In a statement, BNM said at the current level of the OPR, the stance of... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Shepherding the evolving NESDBmedia questions about international economic issues that affect Thailand's econ
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
media questions about international economic issues that affect Thailand's economy. He was also a board member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Government Pension Fund and the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Inflation to normalise in second half(BNM) is not expected to announce a rate hike for the remaining quarters of the
The Borneo Post / Posted 5 days ago
(BNM) is not expected to announce a rate hike for the remaining quarters of the year. This was hot on the heels of BNM’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) keeping the overnight policy rate (OPR) unchanged at three per cent for its sixth straight... Read more
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The News and Star
Inflation expected to stay at highest level in nearly four yearsinflation does enter letter writing territory, it will be symbolic and provide
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
inflation does enter letter writing territory, it will be symbolic and provide ammunition to the hawks on the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee)," Mr Clarke said. "To be clear, the MPC is not short-sighted; their focus is the medium-term... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Inflation expected to stay at highest level in nearly four yearsinflation does enter letter writing territory, it will be symbolic and provide
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 5 days ago
inflation does enter letter writing territory, it will be symbolic and provide ammunition to the hawks on the MPC (Monetary Policy Committee)," Mr Clarke said. "To be clear, the MPC is not short-sighted; their focus is the medium-term... Read more
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express
Pound V euro: GBP trapped at opening levels against EUR as markets await US datato move away from the seven-day high struck during early morning trading follow
express / Posted 5 days ago
to move away from the seven-day high struck during early morning trading following optimistic comments yesterday from Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Ian McCafferty. One of the MPC’s more confident members, Mr McCafferty suggested the... Read more
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Business Standard India
June WPI inflation drops to 11-month low as food prices easein June. As a result, expectations from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to redu
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
in June. As a result, expectations from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reduce its lending rate ('repo') at its next Monetary Policy Committee meeting in early August, has again peaked from economists and business alike. The WPI has been on... Read more
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The Hindu
Wholesale price index inflation falls to 0.9% in Junetrajectory and that has been “missed by all”. His comments were seen as an appa
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
trajectory and that has been “missed by all”. His comments were seen as an apparent reference to the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee, chaired by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, which has kept the key policy rate unchanged so far this year... Read more
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express
Pound steady after BofE interest rate hints sparked rollercoaster rideeight-month low earlier this week when the policymaker said he is not ready to
express / Posted 6 days ago
eight-month low earlier this week when the policymaker said he is not ready to raise rates. However, fellow member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Ian McCafferty separately said he believes now could be the time for the Bank to scale back... Read more
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asianage
WPI inflation cools to 0.90 per cent in June, in sync with retail inflationtrajectory and that has been "missed by all". His comments were seen as an appa
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
trajectory and that has been "missed by all". His comments were seen as an apparent reference to the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee, chaired by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, which has kept the key policy rate unchanged so far this year... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government seeks to distance itself from CEA's commentcomments on RBI's erroneous reading of inflation, a statement that was seen to
The Economic Times / Posted 6 days ago
comments on RBI's erroneous reading of inflation, a statement that was seen to be aimed at RBI governor Urjit Patel-led Monetary Policy Committee, with officers saying that the economist was speaking in his personal capacity and did not... Read more
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The Borneo Post
BNM maintains OPR at three per centKUALA LUMPUR: The Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) has been maintained at three per
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: The Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) has been maintained at three per cent by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). In a statement, BNM said at the current level of the OPR, the stance of monetary policy is... Read more
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The Hindu
Inflation conundrum: on the record low retail inflationAdviser Arvind Subramanian, have openly questioned the assumptions made by the
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Adviser Arvind Subramanian, have openly questioned the assumptions made by the majority of the members of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee with regard to prices and have urged a reboot of the policy rationale. Core inflation, which strips... Read more
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The Irish Times
Shares in Norwegian Air drop almost 15% after earnings slumpwhich rose 0.2 per cent versus the US dollar to 1.291, and 0.5 per cent against
The Irish Times / Posted 6 days ago
which rose 0.2 per cent versus the US dollar to 1.291, and 0.5 per cent against the euro to 1.134, after Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Ian McCafferty signalled he would continue to push for an interest rate hike. David Madden,... Read more
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express
Pound v US dollar: BoE policymaker Ian McCafferty boosts GBP against USDfor end of money-printing Up until the Brexit referendum, Mr McCafferty was on
express / Posted 6 days ago
for end of money-printing Up until the Brexit referendum, Mr McCafferty was one of the more optimistic members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). He was one of three policymakers that initially opposed the reintroduction of quantitative... Read more
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The Economic Times
Clamour for interest rate cut grows on record low inflationthe lowest since 2012. One bps is one-hundredth of a percentage point. “We gr
The Economic Times / Posted 6 days ago
the lowest since 2012. One bps is one-hundredth of a percentage point. “We grow more confident of our call that the RBI monetary policy committee will cut rates by 25 bps. Delays in RBI rate cuts would endanger the much-needed bank lending rate... Read more
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express
Pound V euro: GBP surges against EUR after Ian McCafferty commentspounds advance slightly I think it would be remiss of us not to at least think
express / Posted 7 days ago
pounds advance slightly I think it would be remiss of us not to at least think about it Policymaker Ian McCafferty The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member also stated that he will again be voting for a hike in August’s rate decision meeting... Read more
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The Star
Axiata, Digi weigh on Bursa as KLCI ends in the redshares valued at RM2.02bil. There were 405 gainers, 354 losers and 444 counters
The Star / Posted 7 days ago
shares valued at RM2.02bil. There were 405 gainers, 354 losers and 444 counters unchanged. Earlier, Bank Negara Malaysia's Monetary Policy Committee was confident about a firmer economic growth this year as it maintained its overnight policy rate... Read more
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