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Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the Fed funds rate in the range of 1.00% to 1.25%.

BOJ left its monetary stimulus program unchanged even as it trimmed its inflation forecasts.

The White House confirmed earlier that on Thursday the new Federal Reserve Chair will be announced. The strong mail is that President Trump will nominate Jerome H. Powell.

European Central Bank announcedwill continue at the current monthly pace of €60 billion until the end of December 2017. From January 2018 the net asset purchases are intended to continue at a monthly pace of €30 billion.

Bank of Canada Keeps Key Rates Unchanged At 1.00% As Expected

Eurozone bank lending survey shows easing of credit to households and consumer credit, while lending conditions for businesses broadly unchanged.

The Federal Reserve released it's Biege Book Wednesday with the focus on wages and labor markets. The labor market continues to confound the bankers as despite a tight labor market restraining growth wage pressure remains modest.

With China's 19th Communist Party Congress off and running the PBOC is out on comments on the Yuan both internal and globally. There has been much talk about monetary policy, shadow banking and using Yuan in oil and commodity markets as the base currency.

Randal K. Quarles has been sworn in a new Federal Reserve Governor to fill a key vacancy on October 13, 2017, to fill an unexpired term ending on January 31, 2018. He was sworn in as Vice Chairman for Supervision on October 13, 2017. His term as Vice Chairman for Supervision ends on October 13, 2021.

Bill Gross, best known as the bond king of PIMCO and now of Janus Henderson Investors said on Monday “I think we have fake markets.” He points the blame squarely at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s loose monetary policy.

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