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April 2012

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Monetary Policy Week in Review - 21 April 2012

April 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UUP , UDN , EU

The past week in monetary policy saw two major emerging market economy's central banks cut rates; with India cutting by a surprise 50 basis points to 8.00%, and Brazil cutting an expected 75 bps to 9.00%.  The only other bank to adjust rates was Mongolia; hiking 100bps to 13.25%.  Meanwhile those that held interest rates unchanged were: Canada 1.00%, Chile 5.00%, Turkey 5.75%, Sweden 1.50%, and the Philippines 4.00%.  [more]

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Monetary Policy Week in Review - 14 April 2012

April 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UUP , UDN , EU

The past week in monetary policy saw 12 central banks announce interest rate decisions.  Those that cut rates were: Vietnam -100bps to 13.00% and Mozambique -25bps to 13.50%, while Ghana increased +100bps to 14.50%.  Those that held interest rates unchanged were: Russia 8.00%, Japan 0.10%, Armenia 8.00%, Indonesia 5.75%, Fiji 0.50%, Pakistan 12.00%, Korea 3.25%, Serbia 9.50%, and Peru 4.25%.  Also making headlines in monetary policy was an announced monetary policy tightening by the Singapore Monetary Authority, a 150 basis point cut to the RRR by Croatia, and selected reductions of the RRR by the People's Bank of China.
Full story: http://www.centralbanknews.info/2012/04/monetary-policy-week-in-review-14-april.html
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