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Mexico's Central Bank Holds Rates, Some See Hikes Coming

Mexico's Central Bank Holds Rates, Some See Hikes Coming

Mexico’s central bank on Thursday kept its key interest rate steady in a unanimous decision by its five-member board that reflected growing concerns about the path of inflation and triggered speculation the next move would be a hike.


May 11, 2021
BOJ Warned of Uncertainty over Recovery Prospects at Meeting
BOJ Warned of Uncertainty over Recovery Prospects at Meeting

Bank of Japan policymakers warned of uncertainties over the country’s economic recovery as pandemic curbs hurt service consumption, a summary...

May 6, 2021
China Suspends Dialogue with Australia as Relations Curdle
China Suspends Dialogue with Australia as Relations Curdle

China “indefinitely” suspended on Thursday all activity under a China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, its state economic planner...

May 5, 2021
Thai CB Holds Policy Rate at Record Low 0.50%, as Expected
Thai CB Holds Policy Rate at Record Low 0.50%, as Expected

Following is Wednesday’s statement from Thailand’s central bank after it left the benchmark one-day repurchase rate unchanged at a...

May 4, 2021
‘Rising Threats’ and Russia on Agenda as G-7 Meet in London
‘Rising Threats’ and Russia on Agenda as G-7 Meet in London

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) developed nations are to meet in London on Tuesday to discuss the most pressing geopolitical...

Too many Uncertainties to Discuss Policy Tightening, BOK
Too many Uncertainties to Discuss Policy Tightening, BOK

Bank of Korea board members said the bank shouldn’t be in a rush to tighten monetary policy despite an expected pickup in the economy due to...

Australia C.Bank Keeps Rates at 0.1%, Upgrades Forecasts
Australia C.Bank Keeps Rates at 0.1%, Upgrades Forecasts

Australia’s central bank left its key rates at near zero for a fifth straight meeting on Tuesday and pledged to keep policy super loose for a...

April 30, 2021
Colombia C.Bank Board Expected to Hold Interest Rate Steady
Colombia C.Bank Board Expected to Hold Interest Rate Steady

The board of Colombia’s central bank, which meets on Friday, is expected to once again maintain its benchmark interest rate as part of an...

April 27, 2021
EU to Let Vaccinated Americans Visit this Summer – Official
EU to Let Vaccinated Americans Visit this Summer – Official

A top European Union official said Sunday that Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be able to travel to Europe by summer,...

Tax Flight was a Myth, but Covid-19 may Change that
Tax Flight was a Myth, but Covid-19 may Change that

States like New Jersey and New York have increased taxes on the wealthy to balance their budgets. This, according to analysts, could harm them in...

April 22, 2021
ECB Keeps Policy on Hold ahead of June Showdown
ECB Keeps Policy on Hold ahead of June Showdown

By Reuters Staff3 Min Read By Reuters Staff Reuters Staff 3 Min Read 3 Min Read FRANKFURT, April 22 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left its...

April 19, 2021
China, Russia Deepen Cooperation
China, Russia Deepen Cooperation

President Joe Biden faces a nightmare scenario of global consequence: stepped up Chinese-Russian strategic cooperation aimed at undermining U.S....

April 13, 2021
New Zealand Central Bank Launches new Enforcement Department
New Zealand Central Bank Launches new Enforcement Department

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Tuesday it was expanding its regulatory resources with a new standalone enforcement department...

April 12, 2021
UK's Johnson Commissions Independent Review into Lobbying
UK's Johnson Commissions Independent Review into Lobbying

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commissioned an independent review into the use of supply chain finance, the role of Greensill and how...

April 9, 2021
Britain's Interest Rate Vulnerability: Mike Dolan
Britain's Interest Rate Vulnerability: Mike Dolan

Bank of England bond buying may actually increase the speed with which future interest rate rises make UK government debt unbearable and is one...

Argentine Senate Gives Approval for Wage Tax Cut Measure
Argentine Senate Gives Approval for Wage Tax Cut Measure

The Argentine Senate gave final legislative approval to a wage tax cut to benefit more than one million workers hard hit by recession and high...

April 8, 2021
Federal Reserve Releases Minutes from March Meeting
Federal Reserve Releases Minutes from March Meeting

The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released minutes from its March 16-17 meeting as investors looked for indications about where policy...

April 6, 2021
Australia C.Bank Rates at 0.1%, Cautious on Housing Boom
Australia C.Bank Rates at 0.1%, Cautious on Housing Boom

Australia’s central bank left interest rates at an all-time low on Tuesday in a widely expected decision but cautioned it would...

April 5, 2021
Stumbling Vaccine Rollout in Europe Provides a Lesson in EU
Stumbling Vaccine Rollout in Europe Provides a Lesson in EU

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it herself: “The start was tough.” The European Union has had a bumpy Covid-19...

March 25, 2021
Energy Transition Risks Strife in Oil-Producing States
Energy Transition Risks Strife in Oil-Producing States

The transition towards green energy imperils oil-producing states that have lagged in diversifying their economies, United Kingdom-based risk...

March 22, 2021
U.S.-China Relations Atrained, Biden Tough Stance in Focus
U.S.-China Relations Atrained, Biden Tough Stance in Focus

The outlook for U.S.-China trade relations is likely to remain challenged after this week’s high-level diplomatic talks showed that President...

March 19, 2021
BOJ Widens Band Around Long-Term Rate Target
BOJ Widens Band Around Long-Term Rate Target

The Bank of Japan on Friday widened the band at which it allows long-term interest rates to move around its target, as part of a raft of measures...

March 18, 2021
China is Building Up its Ability to Weaponize Trade, Report
China is Building Up its Ability to Weaponize Trade, Report

China is diversifying its supply of critical natural resources — a move that will shore up Beijing’s ability to weaponize trade against...

March 16, 2021
Fed Likely to Pen Rosier Data, but no Policy Shift Expected
Fed Likely to Pen Rosier Data, but no Policy Shift Expected

Federal Reserve policymakers are expected this week to forecast that the U.S. economy will grow in 2021 at the fastest rate in decades, with...

March 12, 2021
BOJ to Offer Clearer Guidance on Acceptable Yield Moves
BOJ to Offer Clearer Guidance on Acceptable Yield Moves

The Bank of Japan will likely insert clearer guidance in its policy statement on what it sees as an acceptable level of fluctuation in long-term...

March 10, 2021
Russia and China Look to Deepen Ties — this Time, on Moon
Russia and China Look to Deepen Ties — this Time, on Moon

Russia and China are making plans to further their geopolitical relationship, this time in space with the building of a new lunar station. The...

March 2, 2021
Biden Team Will Try to Fight China’s Unfair Trade Practices
Biden Team Will Try to Fight China’s Unfair Trade Practices

President Joe Biden’s team will use “all available tools” to fight China’s unfair trade practices, according to a report...

Saudi, Russia at Loggerheads again, OPEC Meeting in Focus
Saudi, Russia at Loggerheads again, OPEC Meeting in Focus

A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers will hold a crucial meeting on Thursday to discuss reversing some of the output...

March 1, 2021
Central Banks will Happily Ignore Inflation-Mongers
Central Banks will Happily Ignore Inflation-Mongers

The world’s biggest central banks will happily live with higher inflation and investors now aggressively betting on a quicker end to monetary...

February 25, 2021
Google, Facebook to Pay for News in Australia, New Media Law
Google, Facebook to Pay for News in Australia, New Media Law

Australia has passed a new law that will require digital platforms like Facebook and Google to pay local media outlets and publishers to link their...

February 24, 2021
BoE Governor Bailey Speaks to Lawmakers
BoE Governor Bailey Speaks to Lawmakers

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and other top Bank officials spoke to parliament’s Treasury Committee on Wednesday.

February 18, 2021
BoE's Saunders Says Negative Rates May be Best Tool
BoE's Saunders Says Negative Rates May be Best Tool

Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said cutting interest rates below zero could well prove the best tool for the central bank under some...

Indonesia C.Bank Delivers 6th Rate Cut Since Pandemic Start
Indonesia C.Bank Delivers 6th Rate Cut Since Pandemic Start

Indonesia’s central bank lowered its key policy rates on Thursday, the sixth time it has cuts rates since the COVID-19 pandemic started, to...

February 12, 2021
Russia Holds Key Rate at 4.25%
Russia Holds Key Rate at 4.25%

Russia’s central bank held its key interest rate at a record low of 4.25% on Friday following a recent jump in inflation, a move that...

February 5, 2021
Turkey C.Bank Says no Rate Cuts for Long Time this Year
Turkey C.Bank Says no Rate Cuts for Long Time this Year

New governor Naci Agbal does not expect Turkey’s central bank to begin considering cutting interest rates from 17% until much later this year...

February 3, 2021
What could Change under BOJ's March Policy Review?
What could Change under BOJ's March Policy Review?

The Bank of Japan is conducting a review of its policy tools to make them more sustainable, as the hit to the economy from the coronavirus is seen...

Australia Cash Rate Seen near Zero for Several Years - Lowe
Australia Cash Rate Seen near Zero for Several Years - Lowe

Australia’s top central banker pledged on Wednesday to keep interest rates near zero until there were enough jobs in the economy to push...

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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Monitoring of political news allows investors to assess all possible risks properly, as well as to choose the currency of the countries where there is a stable political situation, and where a large amount of foreign exchange earnings to the state budget guarantees the reliability of the national currency. This stability stimulates the flow of investments and enables market participants to increase their capital.

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