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  • Indonesia Sees Chance for Policy Easing in 2015: Southeast Asia

    April 15, 2014 | 07:25 pm

    Indonesia will have a chance to ease monetary policy next year as inflation slows, after maintaining a tight stance in 2014, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Halim Alamsyah said.

  • Kuroda Says He Told Abe BOJ Policy to Be Adjusted as Needed

    April 15, 2014 | 01:06 am

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the central bank won't hesitate to adjust monetary policy if needed, after the pair met for lunch in Tokyo today. "We are on track to achieve our 2 percent price-stability target, but only halfway," Kuroda told reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister's Office, held after the governor returned from ...

  • Singapore Set to Record Strong Growth on Global Demand Recovery

    April 14, 2014 | 07:41 am

    Singapore's central bank has kept its monetary policy unchanged despite a growth slowdown in the first quarter, as it expects a solid growth over the rest of the year due to recovering global demand. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said that it remains comfortable with its existing monetary policy stance, adding that it would maintain its policy of allowing a "modest and gradual ...

  • Singapore Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged As GDP Growth Eases

    April 14, 2014 | 02:53 am

    Singapore central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Monday amid a slowdown in economic growth and rising concerns about inflationary pressures. As widely expected by economists, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said it will maintain the modest and gradual appreciation path of the S$NEER policy band, with no change to its slope, width, and the level at which it was centred.

  • Singapore keeps monetary policy tight, sees economy rebounding

    April 14, 2014 | 02:28 am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank stuck to its tight monetary policy stance on Monday despite weaker growth in the first quarter, saying core inflation will remain elevated as a sustained recovery in advanced economies spurs a rebound in the city-state.

  • IMF holds Conference on Monetary Policy

    April 14, 2014 | 02:07 am

    The conference sought to make out the contours of monetary policy once the economy and the financial system have settled into their post-crisis normal.

  • Singapore sticks to tight monetary policy, economy slows in Q1

    April 13, 2014 | 11:20 pm

    SINGAPORE (Apr 14): Singapore's central bank stuck to its tight monetary policy stance on Monday despite weaker growth in the...

  • MAS to allow modest, gradual appreciation of Singapore dollar

    April 13, 2014 | 08:38 pm

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Monday it will maintain its policy of allowing a modest and gradual appreciation of the Singapore dollar as the economy remains healthy while inflation could rise in coming months.

  • Draghi says a stronger euro would trigger looser ECB policy

    April 12, 2014 | 04:54 pm

    The European Central Bank will ease monetary policy further if the euro keeps strengthening, President Mario Draghi said on Saturday as world finance chiefs ramped up pressure on Europe to ward off deflation. In the clearest signal yet the ECB was prepared to launch a stimulative asset-purchase program, Draghi said the euro's exchange rate had become increasingly important to policy and would ...

  • Must-know update: Why the monetary policy remains accommodative

    April 10, 2014 | 09:00 am

    Since late 2008, the Federal Reserve has greatly expanded its holding of longer-term securities through an unconventional means commonly known as “quantitative easing.”

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