Central Banks

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The Bank of England voted 9 to 0 to maintain Base Rate at 0.75%. The asset purchase target of £435 billion with a corporate bond target £10 billion for bond purchases was voted unaminous.

The Federal Reserve as expected kept rates at 2.25 -.50% as expected after a two day meeting on Wednesday with Jerome Powell as Chairman. Markets had priced in a 93% chance of No Change. Says Labor market remains strong and that economic activity is rising at a moderate rate.

Goldman Sachs say that Banco de México, Mexico's central bank may respond with a surprise rate cut They cite an underperforming economy, cost of border protection and widening output gap.

ECB interest rates on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchangedvas expected

Speaking in Chicago Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at “Conference on Monetary Strategy, Tools and Communications Practices” in decidely more dovish and watchful rhetoric talking of rates, trade talks and sustaining growth.

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates in June to a historic low of 1.25 per cent after 33 consecutive months at 1.50%. The RBA Rate cut to reduce joblessness and to achieve more progress towards inflation target

The Bank of Canada held its key lending rate at 1.75 percent on Wednesday as expected. The BoC said escalating trade conflict casts doubt on global outlook and Oil sector beginning to recover.

Mario Draghi’s successor as European Central Bank President on Oct. 31 is a process steeped in secrecy. Favorites include Bank of Finland chief Olli Rehn, his predecessor Erkki Liikanen, Estonian Ardo Hansson, France's Benoit Coeure & Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) as expected kept interest rates on hold at the historic low of 1.5 per cent for the 33rd consecutive meeting in May. Growth in household consumption is affected by the weakness in real household disposable income and adjustment in housing markets.

The Bank of Canada held its key lending rate at 1.75 percent on Wednesday as expected. The BoC said slower global growth, sluggish housing and oil sectors see its GDP projections lower.

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