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TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: BOJ stays course, Indonesia holds rate
March 7, 2013 / 8:02 AM / 5 years ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: BOJ stays course, Indonesia holds rate

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged on
Thursday, holding fire to wait for new leaders who are expected
to usher in bolder measures to try to end nearly 20 years of
mild deflation.
    Indonesia's central bank left its benchmark interest rate
unchanged at a record low 5.75 percent, as expected, saying it
expects price pressures to ease after inflation hit a 20-month
high in February.
    
    For stories on central bank moves, double click in brackets:
    
    MARCH
  > BOJ holds fire as Shirakawa era ends         
  > Indonesia holds rate,says inflation in check 
    
    
    FEBRUARY
  > Thai c.bank, resisting pressure, holds rate  
  > BOJ stands pat, offers rosier view on economy 
  > Bank of Korea holds rates, says Japan a risk 
  > Indonesia holds rate at record low 5.75 pct  
    
    JANUARY
  > Malaysia holds rates,says inflation contained 
  > India RBI cuts rates after 9 months, cautious 
  > Philippine cbank holds rates, eyes inflows   
 
  > BOJ doubles inflation target, extends buying 
  > S.Korea cbank holds rates, cut seen coming   
  > Indonesia cbank holds rate, inflation mild   
  > Thailand holds rates, more optimistic on GDP 
      
    DECEMBER
  > Taiwan leaves rates steady; seen on hold     
  > Manila cbank holds rates, cuts inflation view 
  > South Korea holds rate at 2.75 percent       
  > Sri Lanka cbank makes surprise rate cut      
  > Indonesia holds rate, sees 6.3 pct growth    
  > Australia cuts rates by 25 basis points      
    
    NOVEMBER
  > Thailand holds rates, betting on recovery    
  > BOJ holds fire, defies easing calls          
      
  > SKorea cbank holds rates, cut seen early 2013 
  > Malaysia holds key rate,sees robust growth   
  > Indonesia holds rates, sees strong 2013 GDP 
  > Australia cbank holds rates, leaves door open 
    
    OCTOBER
  > BOJ eases policy as recession risk grows     
  > India leaves interest rates steady, cuts CRR 
  > Philippines cuts rate to manage inflows      
  > Bank of Thailand, in surprise, cuts rates    
  > Singapore stands pat on monetary policy      
  > Indonesia holds key rate steady              
  > S.Korea cbank cuts rates again to aid economy 
  > BOJ stands pat but cuts economic view        
  > Australia cuts rates, more seen likely       
    
    SEPTEMBER
  > Taiwan holds rate, inflation in crosshairs   
  > BOJ eases policy as global slowdown bites    
  > S.Lanka holds rates, sees inflation contained 
  > India cbank cuts CRR, holds policy rate      
  > Philippines keeps rates steady               
  > Indonesia hold rates, seeing easing pressure 
  > S.Korea holds rates in surprise decision     
  > New Zealand holds rates, no rush for action  
  > Malaysia holds rates, demand to aid growth   
         
  > Thai cbank holds rates, bets on local demand 
       
  > Australia cbank holds rates, eyes China      
  
    
    AUGUST
  > Indonesia holds rate, aims for stable rupiah 
  > BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts export view    
  > Korea cbank holds rates, markets see cut soon 
  > Australia cbank holds rates, stimulus working 
      
    JULY
  > India leaves rates unchanged,inflation weighs 
  > Philippine cbank cuts rate to protect growth 
  > NZ central bank holds rates, no rush to hike 
  > Thai c.bank holds rates, some wanted cut     
  > Indonesia holds rate amid rupiah volatility  
  > BOJ stands pat, sticks to recovery view      
  > S.Korea cbank cuts rates in surprise move    
  > Sri Lanka keeps policy rates unchanged       
  > China surprises with 2nd rate cut in weeks   
  > Malaysia holds rates, says economy resilient 
  > Australia cbank holds rates after 2 cuts     
       
    JUNE
  > Vietnam cuts rates for fifth time this year  
  > Taiwan holds rates, sees inflation risk      
  > India stuns, holds rates as growth crumbles  
  > BOJ pledges to shield banks over Greece      
  > Manila cbank holds, no change seen for months 
  > NZ central bank holds rates, softens outlook 
  > Thailand holds rates, cites risk to growth   
  > Indonesia holds rates, eyes external risks   
  > SKorea cbank holds, sees more risks to growth 
  > China surprises with 25 bps cut              
  > Australia cuts rates to fight global gloom   
       
    MAY
  > Malaysia holds rates, demand to aid growth   
  > Indonesia cbank holds rate                   
  > S.Korea cbank holds rates as inflation eases 
  > Australia cbank surprises with 50 bp rate cut 
        
    APRIL
  > BOJ boosts stimulus again, fails to impress  
  > Australia holds rates, opens door to easing  
    
    MARCH
  > Bank of Japan refrains from easing           
  > Malaysia holds rate; growth risks seen       
  > Indonesia cbank holds rate at 5.75 pct       
  > Bank of Korea holds rates steady again       
  > NZ holds rates, see inflation in sweet spot  
  > Australia cbank holds rates,keeps easing bias 
  > Philippine c.bank cuts rate by 25 bps        
    
   FEBRUARY
 > Indonesia unexpectedly cuts rate to 5.75 pct                 
 > S.Korea holds rates for 8th straight month                      
 > Australia's RBA holds rates, door open to cut                 
 
   JANUARY 2012
 > NZ central bank holds rates, softens outlook                 
 > Thailand cuts rates again, cites flood impact                 
 > India cuts bank reserve level, eyes growth                   
 > S.Korea holds rates, tempers inflation talk                  
 > Indonesia cbank hold rates, eyes inflation                   
 
   DECEMBER
 > Taiwan holds rates amid global gloom                         
 > BOJ keeps policy steady, offers bleaker view                 
 > Indonesia central bank pauses                                
 > South Korea holds rates, in wait-and-see mode                
 > NZ rates on hold as Europe risks weigh                       
 > Australia cbank cuts rates to 4.25 percent                       
 
   NOVEMBER
 > BOJ keeps policy on hold, cuts economic view                 
 > Bank of Korea holds rates, seen steady                       
 > Malaysia cbank holds rates, eyes global risks                
 > Indonesia cbank surprises with big rate cut                    
 > Australia cuts rates, cites tame inflation                   
 
   OCTOBER
 > Manila keeps rate steady, inflation slowing                  
 > Thai c.bank holds rates in face of floods                    
 > Singapore relaxes policy,warns on inflation                  
 > S.Korea holds rates; next move may be down                   
 > Indonesia makes surprise rate cut                            
 > BOJ sticks to recovery view,eyes overseas risk                   
 > Australia cbank opens door to rate cut                       
 
   SEPTEMBER
 > India c.bank raises rates, keeps hawkish tone                
 > Taiwan holds rates, sees global uncertainty                  
 > Global woes steer New Zealand to delay hikes                 
 > Australia cenbank sidelined by global gloom                         
 > Indonesia cbank holds rate, lowers o/n band                  
 > Korea cbank holds rate again on growth worries               
 > Philippines holds rates, next move could ease                
 
   AUGUST
 > Thailand raises rates, future path uncertain                 
 > Indonesia cbank keeps rate at 6.75 pct                       
 > Australia c.bank holds rates, weighed hiking                   
 
 
                                                                
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