May 10, 2018 / 4:51 AM / a year ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: New RBNZ governor strikes dovish tone, holds rates

New Zealand's central bank governor struck a dovish tone in his
maiden monetary policy statement, saying the next move in rates
could equally be a cut or a hike, while holding settings at a
record low.
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  MAY 2018
> RBNZ governor strikes dovish tone, holds rates                
> Australia sits tight, sees faster growth               
  APRIL 2018
> Indonesia keeps rates on hold for 7th month            
> More PBOC RRR cuts seen to prevent slowdown                   
> South Korea holds rates, cuts inflation outlook               
> India holds rates, trims inflation view                       
> Australia holds rates in 'masterful' inaction                 
> Sri Lanka unexpectedly cuts rate on slow growth               
  MARCH 2018
> Thailand raises GDP forecast, holds key rate                  
> 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 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               
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