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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    South African central bank holds key rate, fears inflation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... added, the policy-setting committee did not discuss a rate cut at this time. The central bank had been widely expected to stay the course, at what was its last meeting of the year. But pressure ...

  2. Measures to cool economy working, says central bank

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin China's central bank yesterday said recent macroeconomic measures to cool down the economy were taking effect. In a statement issued following the second-quarter meeting of its monetary policy committee, the People's Bank of China said it would continue to carry out reforms to make interest rates more market-oriented and keep the yuan currency rate ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... The central bank might also have to ratchet back the rhetorical campaign for a weaker local currency given the risk higher prices for imported goods could further fuel inflation. “Higher near-term ... “Further out, we see the bank remaining on hold for the rest of the year, with hikes starting in Q1 next year, assuming the economy is picking up by then.” The central bank has held its policy rate ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China expected to keep interest rates unchanged

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Mainland expected to keep rates unchanged Mainland officials are expected to keep interest rates on hold in the first half of the year, a central bank adviser said, easing concerns that Beijing may raise rates after inflation reached a 10-month high last month. "The central government doesn't have imminent pressure to rein in macroeconomic ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Time for more easy money

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington and London With inflation slowing, central banks are ready to continue quantitative easing programmes, and in Japan's case, to dramatically ramp it up Time for more easy money Slowing inflation is giving central bankers scope to provide the world economy with more liquidity and lower interest rates for longer, all in the name of price stability. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... its March consumer inflation and producer price index figures, offering new clues on the state of the mainland economy. The central bank's advisory committee warned last week ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil servants want pay linked to inflation

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Unionists made the call after a government committee indicated last week that pay rises for the city's 170,000 civil servants might not exceed 4 per cent- short of the inflation rate of 4.4 per ... about the report by the pay trend survey committee. "We will respect [the report] results, and will explain it to our members," Ngai said on radio yesterday. "But we hope [the ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    China consumer inflation hits 10-month high

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China, said last week the central bank "may take action to prevent boom-and-bust cycles" to combat inflation. Industrial output ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Venezuela June inflation soars to 40pc

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 10:49am by Reuters

    ... Annualised inflation rate highest in five years Venezuela’s June inflation slowed from the previous month to 4.7 per cent, the central bank said, but the annualised rate soared to 39.6 per cent following a currency devaluation and heavy state spending last year. The annualised figure tops all the yearly inflation rates since 2008, when the central bank changed its inflation ...

  10. Central banks fail to hit mark

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... Jason Krupp Central banks across the world are failing to accurately forecast inflation rates- often by a wide margin- as the boom in commodity prices puts inflationary pressure on developed and developing countries alike. But for many the question is 'why?' Surely if keeping inflation range-bound is such a hallmark of modern monetary policy for central banks ...




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