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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. People's Daily puts central bank official on policy defensive

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Central bank vice-governor Su Ning yesterday defended Beijing's macroeconomic controls despite a front-page article in the People's Daily calling for policy ... of the year, has made mainland exports more expensive at a time when many exporters are feeling the pinch from softening demand and tighter credit controls. However, the central bank has stuck to its ...

  6. Central bank to tackle inflation with tighter credit, stronger yuan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... and the yuan's exchange rate to curb price increases. The central bank said yesterday the economy would continue to expand rapidly but could be buffeted by uncertainties about a deteriorating global economy and inflation. Mainland inflation last month climbed to an 11-year high of 7.1 per cent. The central bank warned inflation would remain high in the first half of the year as consumption ...

  7. Central bank to break out weapons to cool economy

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Authority to tighten monetary policy to curb inflation The central bank said yesterday it would use various tools to implement a tighter monetary policy, a day after ... liquidity management. The central bank pledged to use 'forceful measures' to curb inflation, prevent investment bubbles and rein in overheating, according to a statement posted on its ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Central bank forecasts hint at further policy tightening

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Record US$250b trade surplus and 4.5pc inflation expected The central bank forecasts the mainland's trade surplus will hit a record US$250 billion this year while ... will not be surprised to see trade frictions go on for years until the yuan's value has gone up by more than 20 per cent [from now],' he said. Off target The central government has set a full-year ...

  10. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... about the costs of German reunification, will soon realise that Greece will be the first, not the last, to be rescued. Rather than a central governing authority, a far more likely outcome ... or his successor will accommodate with monetary easing that other central bankers will emulate via protectionist beggar-thy-neighbour policies. This will bring inflation. If governments augment ...




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