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- 03 Apr '23 at 7:43 am #56098MoneyNeverSleepsParticipant
Bank of Israel hikes base rate to 4.50% from 4.25%, as expected
The rate path will be determined in accordance with activity data and the development of inflation
Economic activity is at a high level and is accompanied by a tight labor market, although there is a moderation in a number of indicators
Staff forecast of 2.5% growth this year vs 2.8% prior
Economy to grow 3.5% in 2024 vs 3.5% prior
Staff forecast benchmark rate at 4.75%
See inflation at 3.4% this year vs 3.0% prior03 Apr '23 at 7:44 am #56099MoneyNeverSleepsParticipant
The market is focusing too much on banking strains
I expect inflation to be stickier and the labor market strong
Markets ‘should listen to me’ on rate outlook
The Fed needs rates above 5%04 Apr '23 at 4:36 pm #56181TradersComKeymaster
The Central Bank of Chile kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 11.25% in its March meeting, keeping borrowing costs at the highest since November 1998.
The board warned that the economy is adjusting more slowly than expected and inflation is taking longer to come down. Inflation remains still high although it declined in February as headline and core inflation stood at 11.9% and 10.7% respectively, with core inflation has been fairly constant for several months. The Board considers that it will be necessary to keep rates on hold until macroeconomic conditions indicate that the process of inflation convergence to the 3% target has been consolidated.04 Apr '23 at 4:57 pm #56186TradersComKeymaster
Loretta Mester, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland branch
Speaking before the Money Marketeers of New York University.
Headlines via Reuters:
Fed will need to raise rates above 5% and keep them there for a while
Tightening monetary policy needed to cool too hot inflation
How much more the Fed hikes depends on economy and how it reacts
Tighter financial conditions should create restraint on economy
Banking sector resilient, stresses appear to have eased since last month
Fed balance sheet cuts aiding rate-hike cycle
Fed closely watching banking system for signs of stress
Expects inflation to ease to 3.75% by end of year, 2% by 2025
Expects growth to moderate this year
Expects jobless rate to rise to between 4.5% and 4.75% this year
https://www.clevelandfed.org/collections/speeches/2023/sp-20230404-diligent-judicious-return-price-stability08 Apr '23 at 2:26 pm #56074Helmholtz WatsonParticipant
Heading into Easter four central banks, RBA, RBNZ, RBI and BCCh delivered policy decisions with implications more for regional markets than global mar
[See the full post at: Central Bank Watch – FOMC Minutes, Canada, Peru and Korea Monetary Policy Meetings]
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