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New Zealand Ends Ultra-Low Interest Rates, More Hikes Eyed

New Zealand Ends Ultra-Low Interest Rates, More Hikes Eyed

New Zealand’s central bank on Wednesday hiked interest rates for the first time in seven years and signalled further tightening to come, as it looks to get on top of inflationary pressures and cool its red-hot housing market.


September 23, 2021
BoE Expected to Keep Rates Steady as Inflation Risks Mount
BoE Expected to Keep Rates Steady as Inflation Risks Mount

Britain’s central bank looks set to keep interest rates steady later on Thursday as it approaches the end-point of its 895 billion pound...

September 13, 2021
UK Employers Call for Overhaul of Tax System
UK Employers Call for Overhaul of Tax System

British businesses demanded that finance minister Rishi Sunak stop raising their taxes and instead offer more help to meet the challenges of...

September 6, 2021
Russia Likely to Raise Key Rate by 50 bp to 7% on Friday
Russia Likely to Raise Key Rate by 50 bp to 7% on Friday

The Russian central bank is set to raise rates by 50 basis points on Friday, approaching the end of a monetary tightening cycle aimed at reining in...

August 27, 2021
Pressure on for Powell, FED to Exit Ultra-Easy Policies
Pressure on for Powell, FED to Exit Ultra-Easy Policies

For the Federal Reserve, implementing the easiest monetary policy in the institution’s history was tough enough. Getting out will be no...

August 26, 2021
Bank of Korea Lifts Policy Rate for First Time in 3 Years
Bank of Korea Lifts Policy Rate for First Time in 3 Years

The Bank of Korea raised its policy rate on Thursday for the first time in almost three years, as pressure from surging household debt made it the...

August 25, 2021
Germany's Sept Election and why it Matters to Markets
Germany's Sept Election and why it Matters to Markets

A momentous German election marking the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years as chancellor is less than a month away and with no clear outcome in...

U.S. is Reviewing its Trade Policy with China, Katherine Tai
U.S. is Reviewing its Trade Policy with China, Katherine Tai

Seven months since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, his administration has yet to establish a trade policy with China. U.S. Trade...

August 19, 2021
Indonesia CB Keeps Rates at Record Low to Support Recovery
Indonesia CB Keeps Rates at Record Low to Support Recovery

Indonesia’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low on Thursday as it tries to support the economy’s recovery...

August 6, 2021
Expert View: India Cenbank Keeps Rates on Hhold as Expected
Expert View: India Cenbank Keeps Rates on Hhold as Expected

The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee kept interest rates steady at record lows on Friday, as widely predicted, but traders...

August 5, 2021
BoE set to Keep Stimulus Pumping Despite Inflation Rebound
BoE set to Keep Stimulus Pumping Despite Inflation Rebound

The Bank of England is expected to keep its huge support for Britain’s economy running at full speed on Thursday, despite a strong recovery...

July 30, 2021
Italy in Talks with EU to hive off MPS' Legal Risks - Source
Italy in Talks with EU to hive off MPS' Legal Risks - Source

Italy’s Treasury has started discussing with European Union authorities a plan to spin off non-ordinary litigation risks weighing on Monte...

July 27, 2021
U.S.-Listed China Firms must Reveal Govt Interference Risks
U.S.-Listed China Firms must Reveal Govt Interference Risks

Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges must disclose the risks of the Chinese government interfering in their businesses as part of their...

U.S.-China Rivalry may Solidify after Recent Meeting
U.S.-China Rivalry may Solidify after Recent Meeting

The rivalry between the U.S. and China is likely to persist for some time after both countries set demands for each other that are...

July 23, 2021
Russia Raises Key Rate to 6.5% in Sharpest move since 2014
Russia Raises Key Rate to 6.5% in Sharpest move since 2014

Russia’s central bank increased its key interest rate to 6.5% on Friday to curb stubbornly high inflation and indicated that further rate...

Russia Eyes Biggest Rate Hike Since 2014
Russia Eyes Biggest Rate Hike Since 2014

The Bank of Russia may increase interest rates by the most since the ruble crisis in 2014 as it struggles to contain surging inflation. Annual...

July 19, 2021
Israel MPC Voted 6-0 to Hold Rates on July 5 -Minutes
Israel MPC Voted 6-0 to Hold Rates on July 5 -Minutes

All six rate setters at the Bank of Israel voted to keep the benchmark interest rate at 0.1% on July 5, minutes of the discussions showed on Monday.

July 16, 2021
ECB Policymakers Set for Showdown on Policy Path
ECB Policymakers Set for Showdown on Policy Path

European Central Bank policymakers are set for a showdown next week as they chart a new policy path amid growing fears of a third wave of...

July 13, 2021
Macro Policy will Depend on Domestic Conditions, China CB
Macro Policy will Depend on Domestic Conditions, China CB

China will base the pace and intensity of monetary policy on the domestic economy and inflation trends in the second half of the year, a central...

July 12, 2021
NZ Central Bank seen Holding Rates but Not for too Long
NZ Central Bank seen Holding Rates but Not for too Long

New Zealand’s central bank will leave monetary policy unchanged this week but could start to raise rates later this year, according to a...

July 8, 2021
Australia CB Chief Rejects Market Push for Early Tightening
Australia CB Chief Rejects Market Push for Early Tightening

Australia’s top central banker on Thursday sought to drive home the message that a step-down in bond purchases did not represent a withdrawal...

July 2, 2021
Turkish CB Governor says Policy Rate to be above Inflation
Turkish CB Governor says Policy Rate to be above Inflation

Turkish Central Bank Governor Sahap Kavcioglu said on Friday the policy rate will be set above actual and expected inflation, according to two...

July 1, 2021
Britain Sets out Vision for Post-Brexit Financial Services
Britain Sets out Vision for Post-Brexit Financial Services

Britain’s finance minister pledged on Thursday to “sharpen” the competitive advantage of the UK financial services sector as he...

June 30, 2021
ECB Member Hints at Scaling Back Stimulus
ECB Member Hints at Scaling Back Stimulus

European Central Bank member Jens Weidmann has said the massive coronavirus stimulus program should be scaled back “step-by-step,” but...

June 18, 2021
BOJ to Launch new Scheme for Fighting Climate Change
BOJ to Launch new Scheme for Fighting Climate Change

The Bank of Japan surprised markets on Friday by unveiling a plan to boost funding for fighting climate change, joining a growing number of central...

Policy To Remain Expansionary Despite Inflation Upgrade, SNB
Policy To Remain Expansionary Despite Inflation Upgrade, SNB

The Swiss National Bank on Thursday increased its inflation and GDP forecasts but vowed to keep monetary policy ultra-loose to counter the highly...

June 15, 2021
US Retail Sales and Building Inflation Signal Tapering Need
US Retail Sales and Building Inflation Signal Tapering Need

US retail sales for May declined by 1.3% overall and 0.7% excluding autos, but thanks to upward revisions of the previous two months, this decline...

June 14, 2021
Online Grocery Retailer Boxed to Go Public via SPAC Deal
Online Grocery Retailer Boxed to Go Public via SPAC Deal

Online bulk grocery retailer Boxed Inc said on Monday it would go public through a merger with blank-check firm Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp, in a...

Netanyahu’s Record-Long Era as Israel’s Leader Ends
Netanyahu’s Record-Long Era as Israel’s Leader Ends

Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year run in power was terminated as Israel’s parliament voted in a disparate coalition that’s pledged to...

June 11, 2021
Russia Increases Key Rate to 5.5%
Russia Increases Key Rate to 5.5%

Russia’s central bank increased its key interest rate to 5.5% on Friday, increasing the cost of lending for the third time this year due to...

June 9, 2021
Senate Passes $250B Bill aimed at Countering China
Senate Passes $250B Bill aimed at Countering China

The Senate on Tuesday passed one of the largest industrial bills in U.S. history in a bipartisan effort to ensure the U.S. remains competitive with...

June 3, 2021
White House warns Companies to Step up Cybersecurity
White House warns Companies to Step up Cybersecurity

The White House warned corporate executives and business leaders on Thursday to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks...

June 1, 2021
Australia Central Bank Holds Rates as Economy Charges Ahead
Australia Central Bank Holds Rates as Economy Charges Ahead

Australia’s central bank left its cash rate at record lows on Tuesday and reiterated its lower-for-longer policy stance even as data showed...

May 31, 2021
Keeping Stimulus Longer Better than Taking Away Soon, NZCB
Keeping Stimulus Longer Better than Taking Away Soon, NZCB

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) would prefer to have monetary stimulus in place for a longer period of time than take it away too quickly, a...

May 28, 2021
Italy to Approve Reform Decree to Unlock EU Recovery Funds
Italy to Approve Reform Decree to Unlock EU Recovery Funds

The Italian government will meet later on Friday to approve a decree setting out how it will oversee investments funded by the European Union and...

The influence of politics on the economic development and the state of financial markets

The political factor plays a fundamental role in the global economy. Almost all noticeable political events affect the future behavior of the stock and currency markets. One of the most important political events are elections that are held regularly in most democratic countries. The results of elections are instantly reflected on the national currency of the country and can lead to strong fluctuations in its rate (high volatility) amid low political stability in society.

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