May 10, 2018 / 8:26 AM / a year ago

TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: Philippine hikes rates, Malaysia and NZ hold

    The Philippine central bank raised interest rates for the
first time in more than three years on Thursday, to head off
rising inflation as its economy continues to speed along at a
solid clip. 
    Malaysia's central bank kept its key interest rate
unchanged, citing lower inflation and steady economic growth
hours after a shock election victory for the opposition that
Moody's rating agency said left the country in uncharted
     Also on Thursday, 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
> Phillipines pulls rate trigger to curb inflation              
> Malaysia hold rate as vote shock spurs concerns               
> 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                      
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