June 7, 2017 / 10:27 AM / a month ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: BOJ holds policy steady, upgrades consumption view

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     The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and
upgraded its assessment of private consumption and overseas
growth, signalling its confidence that an export-driven economic
recovery was broadening and gaining momentum.
   
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  JUNE 2017
> BOJ holds steady, upgrades view on consumption                
> Indonesia keeps 'neutral' policy, holds key rate              
> India holds key rate, cut inflation projections               
> Australia holds rates as economy underperforms                

  MAY 2017
> South Korea keeps rates unchanged for 11th month              
> Thailand holds rate again, watches global risks               
> Indonesia stands pat, keeps wary eye on risks                 
> Malaysia holds key rate, sees growth pick-up                  
> NZ keeps cash rate steady, rate bias neutral                  
> Philippines on hold as inflation not a threat                 
> Australia holds rates, flags wages risks                      
    
  APRIL 2017 
> BOJ upbeat, but warns stimulus exit distant                   
> Indonesia stands pat on rates, monitors risks                 
> Singapore holds rates, warns of policy risks                  
> Bank of Korea holds rates, upgrades outlook                   
> India raises one rate, moves to cut system's cash             
> Australia holds rates as housing market sizzles               
   
  MARCH 2017    
> Thailand hikes 2017 growth forecast, holds rate               
> Sri Lanka c.bank raises rates to curb inflation               
> Taiwan stands pat, troubled by big capital flows              
> Philippine c.bank stays on hold, trims CPI f'cast             
> New Zealand central bank holds rates at 1.75 pct              
> Indonesia c.bank keeps policy steady, cites risks             
> Australia's c.bank sits on rates, sounds neutral              
> Malaysia holds rate, says economy recovering                  
    
  FEBRUARY 2017
> BOK keeps rates steady as uncertainty dominates               
> Indonesia hold rates, says easing room 'not wide'             
> NZ cbank says may keep rates steady for years                 
> Philippines keeps rates steady on strong growth               
> China raises short-term rates, in tightening sign             
> India keeps policy rate on hold, eyes inflation               
> Thailand holds again, as widely expected                      
> RBA holds rates, takes upbeat tone on growth                  
  
  JANUARY 2017
> BOJ holds rates, raises growth forecast                       
> Bangladesh keeps policy rate unchanged                        
> Indonesia holds key rate, eyes global economy                 
> Malaysia holds rate, says growth remains steady               
          
  DECEMBER 2016
> Taiwan holds rates as export outlook brightens                
> Good growth, low inflation lets Manila hold rates             
> Thailand holds key rate, keeps growth outlook                 
> Indonesia keeps rates unchanged after Fed's hike              
> S.Korea holds rates amid political scandal                    
> India unexpectedly holds despite cash crunch                  
> Australia holds rates even as growth slows                    
      
 
  NOVEMBER 2016
> Malaysia keeps rate steady as ringgit tumbles                 
> Indonesia holds rates amid global uncertainty                 
> 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               

       
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