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ECB left rates unchanged as expected in January. The bank left deposit facility interest rates at -.50% and held steady rates on the main refinancing operations and on the marginal lending facility unchanged. Will maintain supportive measures "until it judges that the coronavirus crisis phase is over"

The Bank of Canada left the key lending rate at 0.25 percent on Wednesday as expected. BoC repeated it will hold interest rate at the effective lower bound until economic slack is absorbed, BoC repeats to buy more longer-dated bonds, with pace of QE to be gradually reduced to $4B week from $5B week

The Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged at their December meeting, kept QE infinity open with TALF for open-ended Treasuries, MBS and corporate bonds in amounts needed. Fed will continue to buy paper at current pace of $120B/month of Treasuries and MBS combined. Compare that to $40B/month in QE3.

ECB left rates unchanged as expected in December. The bank left deposit facility interest rates at -.50% and held steady rates on the main refinancing operations and on the marginal lending facility unchanged. Will maintain supportive measures "until it judges that the coronavirus crisis phase is over"

The Bank of Canada left the key lending rate at 0.25 percent on Wednesday as expected. BoC repeated it will hold interest rate at the effective lower bound until economic slack is absorbed, BoC to buy more longer-dated bonds, with pace of QE to be gradually reduced to $4B week from $5B week

The Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged at their October meeting, kept QE infinity open with TALF for open-ended Treasuries, MBS and corporate bonds in amounts needed. Fed will continue to buy paper at current pace of $120B/month of Treasuries and MBS combined. Compare that to $40B/month in QE3.

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates to an all time low on Tuesday to just 0.1% from 0.25% at its November meeting, as widely expected. The RBA also expanded it's bonds buying program to buy A$100 billion of government bonds.

ECB left rates unchanged as expected in October with controversial Christine Lagarde at the helm. The bank left deposit facility interest rates at -.50% and held steady rates on the main refinancing operations and on the marginal lending facility unchanged. Sees risks clearly tilted to the downside

The Bank of Canada left the key lending rate at 0.25 percent on Wednesday as expected. BoC will hold interest rate at the effective lower bound until economic slack is absorbed, BoC to buy more longer-dated bonds, with pace of QE to be gradually reduced to $4B week from $5B week

The Federal Reserve kept rates unchanged at their September meeting, kept QE infinity open with TALF for open-ended Treasuries, MBS and corporate bonds in amounts needed. Fed will continue to buy paper at current pace of $120B/month of Treasuries and MBS combined. Compare that to $40B/month in QE3.

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