Central banks

Fed in Focus – US Repo and Funds Rate
September 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fed in Focus - US Repo and Funds Rate  During the week, it was all about the Repo market. A Repurchase Agreement known as Repo is a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities. The Repo ma...

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ECB: Draghi’s Last Call for A Significant Degree of Monetary Stimulus
September 11, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsCentral banks of major economies like the US, UK and Japan turned to quantitative easing (QE) at a time where they were unable to push interest rates any lower. The European Central Bank (ECB) launched its firs...

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All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
August 22, 2019

All Eyes on Jackson Hole Economic Symposium The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium is sponsored by the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and is annually held in Wyoming. It is an exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions on g...

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RBA August Statement
August 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsThe Main Headlines of the RBA August Statement By Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy DecisionThe Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 per cent. The outlook for the global eco...

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Dissecting the FOMC Statement
August 1, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Dissecting the FOMC Statement The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates overnight by 25 basis points, taking the US Federal Funds rate to 2.25%. The rate cut was mostly seen as a hawkish one. In the press confer...

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Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors
July 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Fundamental Analysis: Macro Factors The rapidly growing global interconnectedness means that the health of one country's economy can impact the world markets. As a result, traders generally follow the economic c...

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Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers
July 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Deutsche Bank Revives The Failure of Lehman Brothers Deutsche Bank’s woes dominated headlines this week. On Sunday, the multinational investment bank announced 18,000 job cuts around the globe by 2022 and shu...

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“Will China Dump US Treasuries?”
May 15, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets “Will China Dump US Treasuries?”A tweet from Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times grasped attention on Tuesday morning,  and even Bloomberg reported that it had triggered a readership surge on...

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Preview: Bank of England Rate Decision
May 2, 2019

Brexit has been dominating the news flow in the United Kingdom for a long time, but on Thursday all eyes will be on the latest Bank of England rate decision. The decision is set to be announced at 12 PM London time.About Interest RatesIn...

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Central Bank Interest Rates
April 25, 2019

Today, the Bank of Canada announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged at 1.75% and with other major central bank policy meetings due to take place in the coming weeks, there is no better time to look at the current interest rates of ...

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Up Next: The Bank of Canada Rate Decision
April 24, 2019

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The decision is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday 24th April at 15:00 PM London time. Why Is The Announcement Important? A bank interest rat...

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Federal Budget – “Back in the Black”
April 3, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Federal Budget - "Back in the Black" "Returning the budget to surplus, delivering more jobs, providing lower taxes, guaranteeing essential services."We are in the election year, and the government needed a...

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Hawkish & Dovish Explained!
March 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsHawkish and Dovish are two crucial words widely used in our industry whenever there are central bank speeches or talks about monetary policies.But what does it mean?Central banks are more transparent th...

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The Less-Dovish Central Bank
February 13, 2019

By Deepta BolakyThe Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) made its first interest rate decision and monetary policy, but it was not what the market participants expected. The Central Bank did not follow the same dovish theme seen by other central ba...

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand – First 2019 Policy Statement!
February 12, 2019

By Deepta BolakyThe Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will make its first interest rate decision for the year 2019. We will see the Press Conference, Rate and Monetary Policy Statement on Wednesday.Market participants are expecting the RBNZ ...

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