Central banks

Fed in Focus – US Repo and Funds Rate
September 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fed in Focus - US Repo and Funds Rate  During the week, it was all about the Repo market. A Repurchase Agreement known as Repo is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities. The Repo market plays a key role in supporting liquidity in the financial markets. It facilitates the flow of c...

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ECB: Draghi’s Last Call for A Significant Degree of Monetary Stimulus
September 11, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Central banks of major economies like the US, UK and Japan turned to quantitative easing (QE) at a time where they were unable to push interest rates any lower. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched its first large scale of asset purchases in 2015 and was among the latest central bank to join the QE bandwa...

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All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
Agustus 22, 2019

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and is annually held in Wyoming. It is an exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions on global policy matters. The event is closely watched by market participants and has the potential to a...

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RBA August Statement
Agustus 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Main Headlines of the RBA August Statement By Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision The Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. The persistent downside risks to the global economy combined with subdue...

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Dissecting the FOMC Statement
Agustus 1, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Dissecting the FOMC Statement The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates overnight by 25 basis points, taking the US Federal Funds rate to 2.25%. The rate cut was mostly seen as a hawkish one. In the press conference, Chair Powell said that the central bank’s rate cut was a “mid-cycle adjustment to policy...

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Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors
Juli 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors The rapidly growing global interconnectedness means that the health of one country's economy can impact the world markets. As a result, traders generally follow the economic calendar to ensure that they do not miss out on any relevant indicators that may signal a move in the...

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Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers
Juli 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers Deutsche Bank’s woes dominated headlines this week. On Sunday, the multinational investment bank announced 18,000 job cuts around the globe by 2022 and shut down its global stock trading business as part of a sweeping overhaul. It was reported that the...

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Preview: Bank of England Rate Decision
Mei 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 Interest rates are set by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee which is made of nine memb...

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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 some of the major central banks from around the world. About Interest Rates A bank interest rate i...

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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 rate is a rate at which a countries central bank lends money to local banks. The interest rate is charg...

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