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TAKE A LOOK-Australia central bank holds rates, takes upbeat tone on growth
February 7, 2017 / 4:20 AM / 10 months ago

TAKE A LOOK-Australia central bank holds rates, takes upbeat tone on growth

Australia's central bank held rates steady at its first policy
meeting of the year, playing down a recent soft patch in
economic growth as a temporary hiccup.
     The Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates at a record low of
1.5 percent for a seventh straight month, following easings in
August and May last year. All 72 economists in a Reuters poll
predicted a steady outcome. 
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> RBA holds rates, takes upbeat tone on growth                  
  JANUARY 2017
> BOJ holds rates, raises growth forecast                       
> Indonesia holds key rate, eyes global economy                 
> Malaysia holds rate, says growth remains steady               
> 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                    
> Malaysia keeps rate steady as ringgit tumbles                 
> Indonesia holds rates amid global uncertainty                 
> Philippines cbank stands pat, inflation manageable            
> NZ cuts rates, signals may be done easing              
> Thai 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              
> 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 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 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 lowers key rate again                        
> Bank of Korea holds rates for 8th month                       
> Philippine keeps powder dry as growth solid            
> India rates on hold, budget key to more easing                
> Aust. 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                
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