Monetary policy

Canada deputy: Neutral rate of interest has dropped

Central Banking | 23 Sep 2014

Potential growth will be lower than before the crisis, warns Carolyn Wilkins, while neutral rate for Canada is 3-4%, down from pre-crisis level of 4.5-5.5%

Topics: Bank of Canada, Canada, Interest rates


Angolan kwanza and Namibian dollar will ‘appreciate’ on back of central bank deal

Central Banking | 23 Sep 2014

Topics: National Bank of Angola, Bank of Namibia, Angola, Namibia

Draghi defends TLTRO allocation of €82.6 billion

Central Banking | 22 Sep 2014

Topics: European Central Bank, Credit conditions, Mario Draghi

RBA bulletin considers Indian inflation measures

Central Banking | 22 Sep 2014

Topics: India, Australia, Reserve Bank of India, Reserve Bank of Australia, Inflation

Zambia’s Gondwe lauds interventions to support kwacha

Central Banking | 22 Sep 2014

Topics: Bank of Zambia, Michael Gondwe, Exchange rate

FOMC's Lacker denounces committee's new normalisation principles

Central Banking | 19 Sep 2014

Topics: Jeffrey Lacker, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, quantitative easing, Mortgage-backed securities

BoE paper: ‘No evidence' QE operated via bank-lending channel in UK

Central Banking | 19 Sep 2014

Topics: quantitative easing, United Kingdom, Bank of England

FOMC to raise rates before shrinking balance sheet

Central Banking | 18 Sep 2014

Topics: Federal Reserve, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Forward guidance, quantitative easing, Charles Plosser, Richard Fisher

Bank of Russia to complete shift to inflation targeting regime by 2015

Central Banking | 17 Sep 2014

Topics: Bank of Russia, Inflation targeting

Liikanen: 'Unanimous' ECB will expand arsenal if necessary

Central Banking | 16 Sep 2014

Topics: Erkki Liikanen, Bank of Finland, ECB

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