February 8, 2017 / 9:50 AM / a year ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: NZ cbank says may keep rates steady for yrs,

New Zealand's central bank held the official cash rate steady at
1.75 percent, and flagged it could remain there for two years or
more. The RBNZ deputy  governor warned on Thursday the
"protectionist risk" posed by the Trump administration is a
major hazard.
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> NZ cbank says may keep rates steady for years                 
> 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               
> 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 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              
> 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             
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