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Riksbank: Brighter outlook, but the risks to financial stability are still elevated

Riksbank SWESTR digital money

With the help of extensive support measures, the Swedish financial system has coped relatively well during the pandemic and a financial crisis has been avoided. Credit supply has been maintained and important funding markets

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RBNZ: Monetary Support Continued

Reserve Bank of New Zealand RBNZ inflation monetary

The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to maintain the current stimulatory level of monetary settings in order to meet its consumer price inflation and employment objectives. The Committee will keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 0.25

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Riksbank: Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting held on 26 April

Riksbank Executive Board

The recovery is well underway, but it will take time before inflation is more permanently close to the target of 2 per cent. Continued expansionary monetary policy is therefore needed to support the economy and inflation.

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RBNZ: Monetary Stimulus Continued

Reserve Bank of New Zealand RBNZ inflation monetary

RBNZ will maintain the current stimulatory level of monetary settings in order to meet its consumer price inflation and employment objectives. The Committee will keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 0.25 percent, and the Large Scale Asset Purchase and Funding for Lending programmes unchanged

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IMF praises Switzerland’s handling of the pandemic

Switzerland

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Switzerland has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic well up to now and has been able to limit the decline in economic output.

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Norges Bank: Policy rate unchanged at 0%

Norges Bank CBDC

Norges Bank’s Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Committee has unanimously decided to keep the policy rate unchanged at zero percent. In the Committee’s current assessment of the outlook and balance of risks

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Fitch Ratings: World GDP Forecasts Revised Up After US Fiscal Stimulus Package

Fitch Ratings Global Economic Outlook

Global growth prospects are improving as fiscal support is stepped up sharply, economies adapt to social distancing and vaccination rollout gathers momentum, says Fitch Ratings in its latest Global Economic Outlook

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

RBA Philip Lowe cash rate

At its meeting today, the Board decided to maintain the current policy settings, including the targets of 10 basis points for the cash rate and the yield on the 3-year Australian Government bond

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Jerome H. Powell: Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

Chairman Brown, Ranking Member Toomey, and other members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve's semiannual Monetary Policy Report

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Jerome H. Powell: Getting Back to a Strong Labor Market

Jerome Powell CARES Act Labor Market border payments

Today I will discuss the state of our labor market, from the recent past to the present and then over the longer term. A strong labor market that is sustained for an extended period

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