Central Banks

“Will China Dump US Treasuries?”
May 15, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets “Will China Dump US Treasuries?” A tweet from Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times grasped attention on Tuesday morning,  and even Bloomberg reported that it had triggered a readership surge on...

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Preview: Bank of England Rate Decision
May 2, 2019

Brexit has been dominating the news flow in the United Kingdom for a long time, but on Thursday all eyes will be on the latest Bank of England rate decision. The decision is set to be announced at 12 PM London time. About Interest Rates In...

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Central Bank Interest Rates
April 25, 2019

Today, the Bank of Canada announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged at 1.75% and with other major central bank policy meetings due to take place in the coming weeks, there is no better time to look at the current interest rates of ...

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Up Next: The Bank of Canada Rate Decision
April 24, 2019

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The decision is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday 24th April at 15:00 PM London time. Why Is The Announcement Important? A bank interest rat...

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Federal Budget – “Back in the Black”
April 3, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Federal Budget - "Back in the Black" "Returning the budget to surplus, delivering more jobs, providing lower taxes, guaranteeing essential services." We are in the election year, and the government needed a...

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Hawkish & Dovish Explained!
March 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Hawkish and Dovish are two crucial words widely used in our industry whenever there are central bank speeches or talks about monetary policies. But what does it mean? Central banks are more transparent th...

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The Less-Dovish Central Bank
February 13, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) made its first interest rate decision and monetary policy, but it was not what the market participants expected. The Central Bank did not follow the same dovish theme seen by other central ba...

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand – First 2019 Policy Statement!
February 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will make its first interest rate decision for the year 2019. We will see the Press Conference, Rate and Monetary Policy Statement on Wednesday. Market participants are expecting the RBNZ ...

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Bank of England Synopsis
February 8, 2019

Thursday the 7th of February saw Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, stepped back up to the mark to take on a barrage of Brexit related economic questions after giving a speech about the BoE’s stance on their current assessment of the negoti...

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Preview: The European Central Bank Rate Decision
January 24, 2019

On Thursday, the European Central Bank will announce its first policy decision of the year on whether to increase, decrease or maintain the interest rates. The decision is scheduled to be announced at 12:45 PM UK time. Why Is The Announcement Im...

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Main Macro Themes In 2019
January 8, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets After a stellar year in 2017, investors were taken aback by the massive swings in the markets in 2018. The turmoil in the financial markets has created an environment of panic and fears about a global reces...

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Preview: The European Central Bank Rate Decision
December 13, 2018

With the Brexit negations dominating the news flow over the last few weeks, you may forget there are other events taking place. On Thursday, the European Central Bank will announce its decision whether to increase, decrease or maintain the intere...

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ECB Speeches
November 27, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The week kicked off with a series of ECB speeches, and markets participants were gearing up to have more updates on the Eurozone economy, interest rate and Italy. Investors were keen to see whether the EC...

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What to expect from the RBA this Tuesday?
November 5, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Australian’s weak inflation report this week has set the tone for the RBA’s Rate Statement next Tuesday. The underlying inflation reading remains well below the RBA’s target 2-3% for the 11t...

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Preview: Bank of England Rate Decision
November 1, 2018

On Monday, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced its latest budget, which did not have a massive impact on Pound Sterling. Now that is out of the way; it’s time to focus on another critical economic event – the Bank of England rate decision...

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