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    by Published on May 5th, 2016 09:24 PM

    Introductory speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB,
    held at a panel on “The future of financial markets: A changing view of Asia” at the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, Frankfurt am Main, 2 May 2016

    The mandate of each central bank is phrased in strictly domestic terms. But in an open and integrated international economy, the challenges we face are often fairly similar across jurisdictions. Over the past few years, one particular challenge has arisen across a large part of the world. That is the extremely low level of nominal interest rates.

    Today, 18% of the global economy, weighted by GDP, operates in an environment of negative central ...
    by Published on May 4th, 2016 09:28 PM

    Labour Market Statistics: March 2016 quarter – Media Release

    The unemployment rate increased to 5.7 percent in the March 2016 quarter (from a revised 5.4 percent), while the labour force grew 1.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the largest increase in New Zealand’s labour force since December 2004.

    “The total labour force increased by 38,000 people ...
    by Published on May 3rd, 2016 09:32 PM

    April 2016 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

    DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of April 2016.

    PMI® at 50.8%

    New Orders and Production Growing
    Employment and Inventories

    by Published on April 29th, 2016 08:47 PM
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    Flash estimate - April 2016
    Euro area annual inflation down to -0.2%

    Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.2% in April 2016, down from 0.0% in March, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

    Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, services is expected to have the highest annual rate in April (1.0%, compared with 1.4% in March), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (0.8%, stable compared with March), non-energy industrial goods, (0.5%, stable ...
    by Published on April 28th, 2016 08:33 PM

    Statement on Monetary Policy

    1. At the Monetary Policy Meeting (MPM) held today, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided upon the following.

    (1) Quantity Dimension: The guideline for money market operations The Bank decided, by an 8-1 majority vote, to set the following guideline for money market operations for the intermeeting period:[Note 1]

    The Bank of Japan will conduct money market operations so that the monetary base will increase at an annual pace ...
    by Published on April 28th, 2016 08:12 PM

    Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent

    28 April 2016

    Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

    The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent.

    The outlook for global growth has deteriorated over recent months due to weaker growth in China and other emerging markets. Prices ...
    by Published on April 28th, 2016 08:07 PM

    Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Growth in household spending has moderated, although households' real income has risen at a solid rate and consumer sentiment remains high. ...
    by Published on April 27th, 2016 09:05 PM

    Consumer Price Index falls 0.2 per cent

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.2 per cent in the March quarter 2016 according to latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

    This follows a rise of 0.4 per cent in the December quarter 2015.

    The CPI rose 1.3 per cent through the year to the March quarter 2016, following a rise of 1.7 ...

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