March 7, 2018 / 4:02 AM / 2 days ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: China raises market rate after Fed, four others hold

China gingerly raised a key short-term interest rate on Thursday
following the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank's move overnight, in a
symbolic reminder that Beijing is keeping an eye on global
market trends even as it cracks down on financial risks at home.
    Also on Thursday, Indonesia's central bank kept its policy
rate unchanged, as expected, saying its stance was sufficient to
support the economy and pledged to keep the rupiah currency in
line with fundamentals.
    Taiwan's central bank left its policy rate unchanged, as
expected, and lifted its forecast for 2018 economic growth for
the second time this year.
    The Philippine central bank held interest rates steady, as
expected, sticking to its view that inflation would ease well
into the 2-4 percent target range next year.
    In New Zealand, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)
flagged a temporary dip in price growth as it held interest
rates at record lows, its last decision before an expected
change in its trademark pure inflation target mandate.
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  MARCH 2018
> Indonesia holds, pledges support for rupiah                   
> Taiwan stands pat, hikes 2018 growth forecast                 
> Philippines holds, inflation seen in target range             
> China raises key market rate, follows Fed                     
> RBNZ holds, last time with pure inflation mandate             
> BOJ keeps policy steady, still upbeat on economy              
> Malaysia holds key rate as inflation eases                    
> Australia holds rates, less upbeat on growth                  
> S.Korea holds rates, resists turning hawkish                  
> Indonesia cbank holds rates, eyes volatile markets            
> Philippine cbank cuts RRR, may pressure peso                  
> Thai cbank keeps rates steady as growth improves              
> Philippines holds, says inflation will moderate               
> NZ central bank holds rates, warns on volatility              
> India keeps repo rate at 6 pct, stance 'neutral'              
  JANUARY 2018
> Malaysia hikes key rate for first time in 3.5 yrs             
> BOJ keeps policy unchanged, tweaks inflation view             
> Indonesia holds rates, eyes reserve rule change               
> S.Korea keeps rates unchanged, flags caution                  
> BOJ keeps policy steady, sounds more upbeat                   
> Taiwan stands pat as inflation stays mild              
> Thailand holds rate, raises growth forecast                   
> Indonesia stands pat, emphasizes stability                    
> Philippines holds rates, dismisses concerns                   
> China raises short- and medium-term rates                     
> Australia central bank holds rates at 1.5 pct                 
> India holds key rate, keeps 'neutral' stance                  
> BOK raises rate for first time in six years                   
> Indonesian holds rates, flags soft growth              
> Philippines stands pat as inflation 'manageable'              
> Malaysia holds, may review monetary accommodation             
> New Zealand sees faster inflation, earlier hike               
> Thailand holds rate as growth outlook brightens               
> Australia holds rates again, upbeat on growth                 
  OCTOBER 2017
> Bank of Japan keeps policy steady                             
> Indonesia stands pat, sees some improvements                  
> Bank of Korea hold rate as expected, eyes Fed                 
> RBI holds rates steady but frees up liquidity                 
> RBA stays on hold amid weak inflation, strong A$              
> RBNZ holds rates, flags slower growth                         
> Thai cbank raises GDP forecast again, holds rate              
> Indonesia cuts key rate for 2nd straight month                
> BOJ keeps policy steady,newcomer to board dissents            
> Taiwan holds rates, cities global uncertainties               
> Philippine stands pat, inflation tame                  
> Malaysia gets more upbeat on economy, holds rate              
> Australia holds fire on economy on the rebound                
  AUGUST 2017
> Bank of Korea stands pat, eyes household debt                 
> Indonesia cuts key rate in bid to lift growth                 
> Thailand holds its key again, as expected                     
> Philippines keep rates steady,lifts inflation view            
> New Zealand holds rates, policy to stay loose                 
> India cuts key rate to lowest since November 2010             
  JULY 2017
> Bangladesh holds rates, weighs inflation risk                 
> Australia hold rates, dismayed at strong A$                   
> Indonesia keeps rates steady, sees slower Q2                  
> BOJ pushes back inflation target for 6th time                 
> Malaysia holds key rate, upbeat on economy                    
> S.Korea hold rates to boost domestic consumption              
> Thailand lifts growth forecast a tad, holds rate              
> Australia hold rates, sticks with neutral stance              
  JUNE 2017
> Philippines stands pat, sees lower inflation                  
> Taiwan holds rates, says growth could slow                    
> New Zealand plays down kiwi rise, holds rates                 
> 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 raises rates to curb inflation               
> Taiwan stands pat, troubled by big capital flows              
> Philippine stays on hold, trims CPI f'cast             
> New Zealand central bank holds rates at 1.75 pct              
> Indonesia keeps policy steady, cites risks             
> Australia's sits on rates, sounds neutral              
> Malaysia holds rate, says economy recovering                  
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