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  • Georgian central bank to tighten monetary policy next week

    January 30, 2015 | 09:28 am

    Georgia's central bank plans to tighten monetary policy from next week, its chief said on Friday, in an effort to maintain financial stability after a sharp fall in the value of the lari currency. The former Soviet state's economy and currency are suffering side effects from the plunge in the Russian rouble and the Ukraine crisis, as well as a decline in exports and foreign investment and a ...

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  • Georgian central bank to tighten monetary policy from next week

    January 30, 2015 | 04:02 am

    Georgia's central bank plans to tighten monetary policy from next week, the bank's chief said on Friday, in an effort to maintain financial stability after a sharp fall in the value of the country's lari currency. "We've decided to tighten monetary policy from next week by using all the mechanisms that we have," Georgy Kadagidze, the governor of the National Bank, told reporters. Kadagidze said ...

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  • BOJ set to watch and wait as Abe team urges caution on fresh easing

    January 29, 2015 | 11:31 pm

    The Bank of Japan has put monetary policy on hold and found backing for its wait-and-see stance from advisors to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who worry more easing could send the yen to damagingly low levels, according to officials in the administration and central bank. This newfound caution from some of the same Abe advisors who urged the BOJ to launch its massive stimulus in 2013, means Japan ...

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  • Site Last Updated 6:34 am, Friday

    January 29, 2015 | 05:35 pm

    SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says it will adjust its monetary policy and allow the Singapore dollar to appreciate at a slower pace.

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  • Site Last Updated 6:12 am, Friday

    January 29, 2015 | 05:12 pm

    SINGAPORE unexpectedly eased monetary policy, sending the currency to the weakest since 2010 against the US dollar as the country joined global central banks in shoring up growth amid dwindling inflation, a Bloomberg report said.

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  • USD ETF Advances in Ongoing Currency War

    January 29, 2015 | 03:00 pm

    After the European Central Bank’s monetary policy bombshell, many foreign central banks have enacted their own easing or are cogitating about potential cuts ahead, bolstering the outlook for the U.S. dollar ...

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  • What is the difference between fiscal policy and monetary policy?

    January 29, 2015 | 09:36 am

    Utilizing founding principles of macroeconomics through both fiscal and monetary policy can have drastic effects on a country's economic state.

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  • Singapore eases monetary policy in surprise move

    January 28, 2015 | 12:40 am

    Singapore on Wednesday became the latest country to ease monetary policy in a surprise move as plunging oil prices hit inflation and the central bank looks to boost the tepid economy. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state's central bank, said it would slow the appreciation of the local dollar against a basket of other currencies by reducing the slope of its policy band. The ...

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  • Singapore Joins Global Wave of Monetary Easing After Prices Fall

    January 27, 2015 | 07:46 pm

    Singapore’s central bank unexpectedly eased monetary policy, joining global policy makers in acting to support their economies as inflation dwindles. The currency headed for the biggest slide in almost three years.

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  • Eric Rosengren reviews the monetary policy environment

    January 26, 2015 | 02:24 pm

    Eric Rosengren made some remarks at the American Economic Association meeting that brought to light some other factors the Fed is finding challenging.

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