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AllAfrica.com
Market Awaits N151 Billion Maturing Treasury Billsof May. However, we believe that there might be a shift in the stance of the ce
Market Awaits N151 Billion Maturing Treasury Bills
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
of May. However, we believe that there might be a shift in the stance of the central bank on forex policies at the next monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of May," the report added. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Week in Review: Apple Becomes a Drag on Wall Streetmeeting ended on Wednesday with a nearly unanimous decision to keep benchmark r
Week in Review: Apple Becomes a Drag on Wall Street
TheStreet.com / Posted 3 days ago
meeting ended on Wednesday with a nearly unanimous decision to keep benchmark rates at 0.25% to 0.5%. In a statement, monetary policy committee members said that economic growth appears to have slowed. The committee "took a cautious... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
More points on rationsslow the rising inflation when it hiked interest rates twice in December and Ma
More points on rations
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
slow the rising inflation when it hiked interest rates twice in December and March. Such measures are not expected to be repeated at the scheduled Thursday meeting of the CBE’s monetary policy committee, due to the decline in annual inflation r... Read more
4d
Evening Standard
Forget growth red herring: BoE is watching wages like a hawkthe days of the Eighties “Lawson” boom. Londoners still earn the highest wages
Forget growth red herring: BoE is watching wages like a hawk
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
the days of the Eighties “Lawson” boom. Londoners still earn the highest wages, new report finds Yet wages barely budge. Monetary policy committee dove Gertjan Vlieghe keeps a close eye on all indications of wage data, not just the average weekly... Read more
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The Financial Express
US Fed, BoJ keep interest rates unchanged: What RBI, other world’s central banks are doinguncertainty to a weakening economic outlook, leading some economists to downgra
US Fed, BoJ keep interest rates unchanged: What RBI, other world’s central banks are doing
The Financial Express / Posted 4 days ago
uncertainty to a weakening economic outlook, leading some economists to downgrade their growth forecasts. Members of the Monetary Policy Committee expressed concern in minutes released from their April 13 meeting. The International Monetary Fund... Read more
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The Star
Economists and markets give the thumbs-up for new Bank Negara governorbank encompasses banking and insurance, payment systems and financial markets.
Economists and markets give the thumbs-up for new Bank Negara governor
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
bank encompasses banking and insurance, payment systems and financial markets. Muhammad is also a member of Bank Negara’s monetary policy committee (MPC), which decides on the interest rate direction, and the financial stability committee. “As... Read more
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Market Watch
Brazil's central bank keeps interest rate stableas concern about the government's fiscal situation still plagues Latin America'
Brazil's central bank keeps interest rate stable
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
as concern about the government's fiscal situation still plagues Latin America's largest economy. The bank's eight-member monetary-policy committee, known as the Copom, left the Selic rate at 14.25%, where it has been since July. "The high level... Read more
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The Economic Times
What the world's major central banks are doing on interest ratesuncertainty to a weakening economic outlook, leading some economists to downgra
What the world's major central banks are doing on interest rates
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
uncertainty to a weakening economic outlook, leading some economists to downgrade their growth forecasts. Members of the Monetary Policy Committee expressed concern in minutes released from their April 13 meeting. The International Monetary Fund... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Dovish Fed teams with crude oil to buoy Wall StreetWest Texas Intermediate crude was up 2.9% to $45.33 a barrel on Wednesday, its
Dovish Fed teams with crude oil to buoy Wall Street
TheStreet.com / Posted 5 days ago
West Texas Intermediate crude was up 2.9% to $45.33 a barrel on Wednesday, its highest settlement since Nov. 4. The Fed's monetary policy committee opted to keep benchmark rates at 0.25% to 0.5% at Wednesday's meeting, maintaining its views on the... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Why the Fed held off on raising interest ratesbank's statement regarding its decision doesn't bode particularly well for an i
Why the Fed held off on raising interest rates
TheStreet.com / Posted 5 days ago
bank's statement regarding its decision doesn't bode particularly well for an increase in June either, with members of the monetary policy committee noting that inflation is still short of the goal of 2% and only gradual increases in interest rates... Read more
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Bankrate.com
The Fed hits ‘pause’ againpossible hike in June or July, just to give themselves the option to do so if c
The Fed hits ‘pause’ again
Bankrate.com / Posted 5 days ago
possible hike in June or July, just to give themselves the option to do so if conditions warrant." Canally says the Fed's monetary policy committee will have more ammunition by then to make an informed decision. "We're going to have a couple more... Read more
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heraldscotland
Brexit would hit the economy, warns Osborne, after UK growth falls in first quarteraround the EU referendum was beginning to hamper UK economic growth. He reaffi
Brexit would hit the economy, warns Osborne, after UK growth falls in first quarter
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
around the EU referendum was beginning to hamper UK economic growth. He reaffirmed concerns raised by the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month, stating that there was "some softening in growth during the first half of 2016"... Read more
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The Star
Market, ringgit positive on Muhammad as BNM governorany of the other candidate, in our view”. It also said this was because Muhamm
Market, ringgit positive on Muhammad as BNM governor
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
any of the other candidate, in our view”. It also said this was because Muhammad was a deputy governor and a member of the monetary policy committee under governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz Zeti who retires on April 30 after 16 years. “Given... Read more
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Civil Georgia
Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to 7.5%rate by 50 basis points to 7.5% on Wednesday, saying that there is a need to gr
Central Bank Cuts Key Rate to 7.5%
Civil Georgia / Posted 5 days ago
rate by 50 basis points to 7.5% on Wednesday, saying that there is a need to gradually ease monetary policy. NBG’s monetary policy committee said after its meeting that it plans to gradually reduce key rate to “neutral” level of 5-6% in a... Read more
5d
Manchester Evening News
Economic growth could be hit by Brexit warns George Osbornesaid: "Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest." Mr Carney a
Economic growth could be hit by Brexit warns George Osborne
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
said: "Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest." Mr Carney also reaffirmed concerns raised by the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month, stating that there was "some softening in growth during the first half of 2016"... Read more
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heraldscotland
George Osborne: Brexit could hit economic growthsaid: "Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest." Mr Carney a
George Osborne: Brexit could hit economic growth
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
said: "Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest." Mr Carney also reaffirmed concerns raised by the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month, stating that there was "some softening in growth during the first half of 2016"... Read more
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5d
Channel NewsAsia
Malaysia names Muhammad Ibrahim as new central bank governordirector of Danamodal Nasional Berhad, a bank recapitalization agency. The new
Malaysia names Muhammad Ibrahim as new central bank governor
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
director of Danamodal Nasional Berhad, a bank recapitalization agency. The new governor s a member of the central bank's monetary policy committee and is an independent director on the board of national oil firm Petronas. A chartered accountant... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economic Challenges Hurting the Real Estate Sectorof the sector. Following the shocking inflation data for March released by the
Economic Challenges Hurting the Real Estate Sector
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
of the sector. Following the shocking inflation data for March released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the CBN resumed tightening by hiking its monetary policy rate. The MPC had in its meeting... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
GDP figures set to show slowdown for UK growth''Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest.'' Mr Carney also
GDP figures set to show slowdown for UK growth
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
''Some elements of these risks may be beginning to manifest.'' Mr Carney also reaffirmed concerns raised by the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month, which had seen ''some softening in growth during the first half of 2016'' due... Read more
6d
BBC News
For Osborne, bad economic news could be good newsreally the reason for the economic slowdown? On that the evidence is mixed. T
For Osborne, bad economic news could be good news
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
really the reason for the economic slowdown? On that the evidence is mixed. The latest report from the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, published two weeks ago, said there was some evidence that investment decisions had been delayed... Read more
6d
AllAfrica.com
Central Bank Raises Interest RatesMozambique has again increased its key interest rates, in its attempts to contr
Central Bank Raises Interest Rates
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Mozambique has again increased its key interest rates, in its attempts to control inflation. A statement from the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, which met in Maputo on 20 April, announced that the Standing Lending Facility (the interest rate... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Johnson Asiama Is Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghanaand the Governors' Department. The statement said, Prior to his new appointmen
Johnson Asiama Is Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
and the Governors' Department. The statement said, Prior to his new appointment, he had co-ordinated the work of the Monetary Policy Committee and supported the work of the Governor directly. Between 2010 and 2013, the statement said, he... Read more
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Money Marketing Online
MPC member warns interest rates could go negativeBank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe says that inte
MPC member warns interest rates could go negative
Money Marketing Online / Posted 7 days ago
Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe says that interest rates could go a “little bit negative”. However, he warns the Bank needs to consider the implications of rates going too negative. He says: “Theoretically, I think... Read more
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The Hindu
Comment article on GST by M.R. Madhavan: Keep it parliamentaryBill proposes some structural changes in other laws. For example, it amends the
Comment article on GST by M.R. Madhavan: Keep it parliamentary
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
Bill proposes some structural changes in other laws. For example, it amends the Reserve Bank of India Act to introduce a monetary policy committee. This raises the question whether the Finance Bill can be classified as a money bill. The... Read more
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Business Standard India
Survey finds Rajan getting an extension at RBIcentral bank in 2013, the former International Monetary Fund chief economist ha
Survey finds Rajan getting an extension at RBI
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
central bank in 2013, the former International Monetary Fund chief economist has led the push for an inflation target, a monetary policy committee and moves to clean up the balance sheets of state-run banks. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's... Read more
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The Economic Times
Rates could go negative in theory but beware costs: Bank of England's Gertjan VliegheBoE would have to think very carefully about whether the benefits of negative i
Rates could go negative in theory but beware costs: Bank of England's Gertjan Vlieghe
The Economic Times / Posted 10 days ago
BoE would have to think very carefully about whether the benefits of negative interest rates would outweigh the costs, Monetary Policy Committee member Vlieghe said in an interview published on Friday by the London Evening Standard. Vlieghe... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Central Bank Raises Interest Rates AgainMozambique has again increased its key interest rates, in its attempts to contr
Central Bank Raises Interest Rates Again
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Mozambique has again increased its key interest rates, in its attempts to control inflation. A statement from the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, which met in Maputo on Wednesday, announced that the Standing Lending Facility (the interest rate... Read more
11d
AllAfrica.com
Minister Jeff Radebe - Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Pre Budget Vote Media Briefingof 3-6%. We have a toxic combination of very slow growth and high inflation (s
Minister Jeff Radebe - Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Pre Budget Vote Media Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
of 3-6%. We have a toxic combination of very slow growth and high inflation (stagflation) with the latter prompting the Monetary Policy Committee to raise interest rates which will put growth recovery under severe pressure. There is a danger... Read more
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The Manila Times
Turkey central bank chief makes ‘cautious’ debut with rate cutfor a loyalist to replace Basci at the helm, reacted well to the appointment of
Turkey central bank chief makes ‘cautious’ debut with rate cut
The Manila Times / Posted 12 days ago
for a loyalist to replace Basci at the helm, reacted well to the appointment of Cetinkaya, chosen from the heart of the monetary policy committee. While Rabobank’s Matys said the honeymoon period was still in full swing, proved by the lira’s... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Turkey central bank chief makes 'cautious' debut with rate cutfor a loyalist to replace Basci at the helm, reacted well to the appointment of
Turkey central bank chief makes 'cautious' debut with rate cut
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 12 days ago
for a loyalist to replace Basci at the helm, reacted well to the appointment of Cetinkaya, chosen from the heart of the monetary policy committee. - 'More dovish' - While Rabobank's Matys said the honeymoon period was still in full swing,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Interest rates 'should only rise if wage growth and inflation pick up'The member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has been a sole d
Interest rates 'should only rise if wage growth and inflation pick up'
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
The member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has been a sole dissenter on the MPC calling for rates to rise, until he changed his position in February and voted to keep rates on hold. "Last summer, in voting for an increase in Bank... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Interest rates 'should only rise if wage growth and inflation pick up'of the external forces holding down headline inflation, or renewed wage growth.
Interest rates 'should only rise if wage growth and inflation pick up'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
of the external forces holding down headline inflation, or renewed wage growth." The member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has been a sole dissenter on the MPC calling for rates to rise, until he changed his position in... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Inflation decelerates to 6.3%to 9.5%. March’s increase brought the index‚ which was set to 100 in December
Inflation decelerates to 6.3%
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
to 9.5%. March’s increase brought the index‚ which was set to 100 in December 2012‚ to 120.2 points. The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee attempts to keep inflation under 6%‚ but above 3%. In January‚ CPI rose to 6.2% from 5.5% in... Read more
12d
Market Watch
Turkey central bank chief cuts key ratecycle in the face of slowing inflation and a stabilizing domestic currency. Le
Turkey central bank chief cuts key rate
Market Watch / Posted 12 days ago
cycle in the face of slowing inflation and a stabilizing domestic currency. Led by Mr. Cetinkaya for the first time, the Monetary Policy Committee in Ankara cut the overnight lending rate for the second consecutive month to 10% from 10.5%, while... Read more
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Eye Witness News
SA’s March CPI slows, but reprieve seen temporaryDecember when the effects of the drought and a weak rand increase food prices s
SA’s March CPI slows, but reprieve seen temporary
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
December when the effects of the drought and a weak rand increase food prices significantly,” Nedbank said in a note. “The monetary policy committee will remain focused on the upside risks to inflation and continue with their interest rate hiking... Read more
12d
Mail & Guardian
Inflation slows to 6.3% as fuel price fallscosts, adding to pressure on consumer prices caused by the rand’s 25% fall agai
Inflation slows to 6.3% as fuel price falls
Mail & Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
costs, adding to pressure on consumer prices caused by the rand’s 25% fall against the dollar in 2015. The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee increased its benchmark repurchase rate four times since July to 7% and has said inflation will... Read more
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iol.co.za
Radebe raises fears of ratings downgradestage. “We have a toxic combination of very slow growth and high inflation [st
Radebe raises fears of ratings downgrade
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
stage. “We have a toxic combination of very slow growth and high inflation [stagflation] with the latter prompting the Monetary Policy Committee [of the Reserve Bank] to raise interest rates which will put growth recovery under severe... Read more
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iol.co.za
Inflation slows on fuel priceadding to pressure on consumer prices caused by the rand’s 25 percent fall agai
Inflation slows on fuel price
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
adding to pressure on consumer prices caused by the rand’s 25 percent fall against the dollar in 2015. The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee increased its benchmark repurchase rate four times since July to 7 percent and has said inflation... Read more
13d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Offshore funds flock back to SETwith the majority of capital inflows detected in short-term government bonds, M
Offshore funds flock back to SET
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
with the majority of capital inflows detected in short-term government bonds, Mr Jitipol said. As the Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee continues to stand pat on its 1.5% policy interest rate, some investors have sold their bonds and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Brexit risks 'already beginning to manifest' warns Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carneyfrom the EU than other regions in the UK. Meanwhile, Mr Osborne has appointed
Brexit risks 'already beginning to manifest' warns Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
from the EU than other regions in the UK. Meanwhile, Mr Osborne has appointed Michael Saunders to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Mr Saunders, who is managing director and head of European economics at Citigroup, will... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Treasury analysis on Brexit economic impact 'sound': Mark Carneybe 6% smaller if it left the EU than it would otherwise be in 2030. This came
Treasury analysis on Brexit economic impact 'sound': Mark Carney
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
be 6% smaller if it left the EU than it would otherwise be in 2030. This came as he reinforced recent warnings from the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that uncertainty around the EU referendum was beginning to hamper economic activity. He told... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Slow growth mixed with high inflation is 'toxic' for SA Radebeof the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department budget vote in Parliament
Slow growth mixed with high inflation is 'toxic' for SA Radebe
News 24 South Africa / Posted 13 days ago
of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department budget vote in Parliament, he said high inflation had prompted the Monetary Policy committee to raise interest rates which would put growth recovery under pressure. “Times are hard, but we... Read more
13d
The Financial Express
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajanone can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajan
The Financial Express / Posted 13 days ago
one can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the rest of the world.” He said a six-member monetary policy committee will be in place to decide on interest rates. “I will no longer be setting the interest rates in... Read more
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asianage
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajanone can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajan
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
one can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the rest of the world." He said a six-member monetary policy committee will be in place to decide on interest rates. "I will no longer be setting the interest rates in... Read more
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asianage
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate Raghuram Rajanone can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate Raghuram Rajan
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
one can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the rest of the world." He said a six-member monetary policy committee will be in place to decide on interest rates. "I will no longer be setting the interest rates in... Read more
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The Economic Times
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajanone can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the
Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Raghuram Rajan
The Economic Times / Posted 13 days ago
one can do and how much is beneficial to us without imposing a huge cost on the rest of the world." He said a six-member monetary policy committee will be in place to decide on interest rates. "I will no longer be setting the interest rates in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bank of Korea holds rates for 10th month, as expectedelection earlier this month and the effects of policy measures in the major eco
Bank of Korea holds rates for 10th month, as expected
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
election earlier this month and the effects of policy measures in the major economies. The Bank of Korea's (BOK) monetary policy committee held its base rate steady at 1.50 per cent, a media official said without elaborating. Governor Lee... Read more
14d
The New Zealand Herald
2016 house price hikes tipped by economistcent fall over the past few months. Dickens, a former banking economist who ha
2016 house price hikes tipped by economist
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
cent fall over the past few months. Dickens, a former banking economist who has also been a member of the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, has released a detailed analysis of the market for his clients. He says that prices rose 14 per... Read more
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International Business Times
EU referendum: Brexit is 'complicating the task' for the Bank of England 0.3% in February to 0.5% in March, reaching its highest level since December 20
EU referendum: Brexit is 'complicating the task' for the Bank of England
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
0.3% in February to 0.5% in March, reaching its highest level since December 2014. However, for the first time, the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) indicated the uncertainty around Britain's role in the EU could significantly complicate the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Repo Rate Goes to 7 Percentanchor country, South Africa. Shiimi was also hopeful that it would encourage s
Repo Rate Goes to 7 Percent
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
anchor country, South Africa. Shiimi was also hopeful that it would encourage savings. Speaking on the issue, he said, "the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Namibia decided to increase the Repo rate by 25 basis points to 7%, to align... Read more
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