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  • Release of the Monetary Policy Report

    October 24, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Good morning. Carolyn and I are pleased to be here with you today to discuss the October Monetary Policy Report (MPR), which the Bank published this morning.

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  • CENTRAL BANKER: Stop Blaming Us For Your Problems

    October 24, 2014 | 09:06 am

    Bank of England deputy governor for monetary policy Ben Broadbent gave a speech this Thursday at the Society of Business Economists Annual Conference. His message was simple: stop blaming central banks for high asset prices. There's been a long-term decline in the risk-free rate of interest, he said. But you know what? It's a secular decline, and monetary policy isn't the only thing affecting ...

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  • Policy mistakes now could set off bubbles: Roach

    October 24, 2014 | 01:21 am

    If global policy makers - particularly those in the U.S. - are to fully "open the spigots" in terms of fiscal spending and by extending accommodative monetary policy it could create bubbles in ...

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  • BSP leaves key rates unchanged

    October 23, 2014 | 04:21 pm

    The Monetary Board, the policy-making body of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP),  left key overnight rates unchanged during yesterday’s second-to-the-last policy meeting for the year. BSP Governor Amando M. ...

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  • Policy kept in face of easing inflation

    October 23, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    THE MONETARY BOARD yesterday paused on policy tightening, as widely expected by economists BusinessWorld polled late last week, saying it now sees inflationary pressures easing this year through 2016.

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  • .:Middle East Online:::.

    October 23, 2014 | 09:23 am

    Central Bank says tight monetary policy stance will be maintained until there is significant improvement in inflation outlook.

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  • Bank of England committee signals no rise soon for interest rates

    October 22, 2014 | 01:37 pm

    Monetary Policy Committee vote of 7-2 to keep interest rates at historic low of 0.5% overruled dissenters for third month in row Bank of England policymakers have signalled that there will be no rise in interest rates soon amid slowing economic recovery and heightened risks from the eurozone. Minutes of the October meeting of the Banks rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) showed seven ...

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  • Bank of England committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates steady

    October 22, 2014 | 05:43 am

    Premature tightening in monetary policy could leave the UK vulnerable to shocks, say majority of MPC members in October Bank of England policymakers remained split over whether to raise interest rates immediately, with two members of the nine-strong monetary policy committee (MPC) voting in favour this month. Minutes of the October meeting of the MPC revealed that dissenters Martin Weale and Ian ...

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  • China c.bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate

    October 22, 2014 | 05:34 am

    China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) faces growing pressure to cut interest rates to support growth, but fears that could fuel debt and ...

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  • China central bank seen playing safe as slowdown fans policy debate

    October 21, 2014 | 05:56 pm

    China's central bank is likely to hold its line against an interest rate cut even as growth slows to a quarter-century trough, as the politics of reform influence the conduct of monetary policy, government sources involved in internal policy discussions say. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) faces growing pressure to cut interest rates to support growth, but fears that could fuel debt and ...

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