July 13, 2016 / 7:41 AM / a year ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: Taiwan c.bank keeps policy rate steady, as expected

Taiwan's central bank left its key policy rate unchanged, saying
it has done all it can to support the trade-dependent economy
and called for more structural policies to keep growth on track.
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> 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  
> 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    
> 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 
> 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      
> India cuts policy rate by 50 basis points      
> Philippines holds rates, inflation below goal  
> Taiwan c.bank cuts rates to stimulate demand   
> Indonesia c.bank hold rates, braces for Fed    
> Thailand holds rates, stimulus to help growth  
> BOJ stands pat, sees strain from emerging mkts 
> S.Korea holds rates as economy recovers        
> New Zealand cuts rates, flags more easing      
> Australia central bank keeps rates steady      
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