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TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: New Zealand cuts rates, Philippines on hold
October 13, 2016 / 3:07 AM / 9 months ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: New Zealand cuts rates, Philippines on hold

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The Philippine central bank kept its benchmark interest rate
steady, saying inflation remains manageable and there is no need
to raise rates even if the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens policy.
    Elsewhere, New Zealand's central bank said international
factors, including U.S. political uncertainty, were the major
risks to the country's economy after it lowered interest rates
to a record low of 1.75 percent.
 
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  NOVEMBER 2017
> Philippines cbank stands pat, inflation manageable 
> NZ c.bank cuts rates, signals may be done easing  
> Thai c.bank holds rates steady, sees higher risks 
      
  OCTOBER 2016    
> Indonesia surprises with another rate cut         
> Bank of Korea holds rates for a 4th month         
> India central bank's new regime cuts rates        
> Australia holds rates amid home building bonanza  
       
  SEPTEMBER 2016
> Taiwan holds fire, may wind down on rate-cut cycle 
> Indonesia cuts key rate in bid to lift growth     
> Philippines holds rates as economy stays healthy  
> New Zealand stand pat, keeps door open to easing  
> BOJ reboots policy to target interest rates       
> Thailand holds rates, sees 2017 export drop       
> S.Korea holds rates, says growth on track         
> Malaysia keeps rates steady, sees steady growth   
> Australia c.bank holds rates, as expected         
      
  
  AUGUST 2016
> Indonesia keeps its new benchmark rate unchanged  
> Australia cuts to record low to head off deflation 
> Philippines keeps rates steady, economy firm      
> S. Korea holds rates, watches conditions, Fed     
> New Zealand cutes rates, flags more cuts ahead    
> Rajan keeps India rates steady at last meeting    
> Thailand holds key rate, see higher growth risks  
    
  JULY 2016
> BOJ surprises with only modest hike in ETF buys   
> Sri Lanka unexpectedly raises policy rate 50 bps  
> Indonesia holds rates, sees small growth gain     
> Bank of Korea keeps rates on hold, as expected    
> Malaysia surprises with 1st rate cut in 7 years   
  
  JUNE 2016
> Taiwan cuts rates for 4th time to revive economy  
> Philippines gets key rate steady at 3.0 pct       
> Thailand keeps key rate unchanged, as expected    
> Indonesia surprises with 4th rate cut this year   
> Japan keeps policy steady, cuts price view        
> Bank of Korea cuts interest rates to record low   
> NZ holds off on rate cut as housing prices soar   
> Australia cenbank stands pat, sets neutral tone   

  MAY 2016
> Indonesia hold rates, cuts 2016 growth forecast   
> Malaysia holds rates as consumption to pick up    
> BOK holds policy for 11th month, June cut seen    
> Philippines hold rates, sees good growth ahead    
> Thailand holds key rate, sees higher growth risks 
> Australia cuts rates to head off deflation risk   
    
    
  APRIL 2016
> Japan holds off on expanding monetary stimulus    
> RBNZ holds cash rate,retains easing bias          
> Malaysia taps Zeti deputy as new c.bank chief     
> Indonesia hold rates, prepares for new benchmark  
> Bank of Korea holds rates for 10th month          
> Singapore eases unexpectedly as growth stalls     
> India cuts rates to lowest since 2011             
> Australia central bank holds rates at 2 pct       
        
  MARCH 2016
> Taiwan cuts policy rate, sees growth pickup       
> Thailand holds rate, cuts 2016 growth forecast    
> Philippines holds rates, trims inflation f'casts  
> Indonesia cuts key rate for 3rd time this year    
> BOJ stands pat, warns about weak inflation views  
> Bank of Korea holds rates for 9th mth in March    
> New Zealand central bank surprises with rate cut  
> Malaysia holds key rate at 3.25 pct, as expected  
> Australia bucks global easing trend, holds rates  
   
  
  FEBRUARY 2016
> S.Lanka hikes rates unexpectedly on inflation risk 
> Indonesia c.bank lowers key rate again            
> Bank of Korea holds rates for 8th month           
> Philippine c.bank keeps powder dry as growth solid 
> India rates on hold, budget key to more easing    
> Aust. c.bank sits tight, gives nod to global risk 
    
  JANUARY 2016  
> BOJ stuns markets with negative interest surprise 
> New Zealand holds rates, opens door to more cuts  
> Malaysia holds benchmark rate, cuts reserve ratio 
> Bangladesh cuts policy rates 50 basis points      
> Indonesia cuts key rate to aid weak economy       
> Bank of Korea holds rates, signals no cut soon    
      
  DECEMBER 2015
> BOJ keeps base money target, no change to rates   
> Hong Kong cbank raises rates after Fed            
> Indonesia hold rates, but sees wider easing room  
> Taiwan unexpectedly cuts interest rates again     
> Philippine c.bank leaves rates unchanged          
> Thailand leaves rates steady, sees higher growth  
> Bank of Korea holds rates, warns on debt          
> India holds rates, sees more 'accommodation' room 
> Australia RBA holds rates as exports lift economy 
 
  NOVEMBER 2015
> BOJ holds rates as Japan slips into recession     
> Indonesia holds rates, cuts a reserve requirement 
> Philippines hold rates, trims inflation forecasts 
> Bank of Korea holds rates, resists calls for cut  
> Malaysia hold rates, flags risks to growth        
> Australia RBA holds rates, puts easing on table   
> Thai c.bank holds fire on rates after stimulus    
        
  OCTOBER 2015
> China cuts rates again as growth engine stalls    
> Indonesia hold rates, sees reduced pressures      
> Bank of Korea stands pat, cautiously upbeat       
> Australia central bank holds rates steady      
 
   
  
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