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  • Brazil raises rate 50 bps to bring down inflation

    posted to Central Bank News on Wed 29th May 13

      Brazil's central bank raised its benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points to 8.0 percent to help bring down inflation and "ensure that this trend will continue next year."    In a brief statement, the Central Bank of Brazil said its policy

  • Reserve Bank of Australia Keeps Rate on Hold at 4.25%

    posted to Central Bank News on Tue 6th Mar 12

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the cash rate on hold at 4.25%.  The RBA said: "With growth expected to be close to trend and inflation close to target, the Board judged that the setting of monetary policy remained appropriate

  • Swedish Riksbank Cuts Repo Rate 25bps to 1.50%

    posted to Central Bank News on Thu 16th Feb 12

    Sweden's Riksbank cut its benchmark repo rate by another 25 basis points to 1.50% from 1.75%.  The Bank said: "Inflationary pressures in the Swedish economy are low. The economic outlook in Sweden has weakened as a result of developments abroad.

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  • Market/Economic Analysis: Brazil

    posted to The Bonddad Blog on Tue 4th Jun 13

    I've previous noted that Brazil faces the most unwanted dilemma of slower growth and higher inflation (see here and here).  It is not an economy or market that I would invest in right now; on April 18th I noted:This rate increase has signaled to the market

  • Bonddad Linkfest

    posted to The Bonddad Blog on Wed 7th Mar 12

    Australian economy slows sharply (WSJ)Young workers see pay shrink (WSJ)Concerns rise for long-term jobless (FT)Australian central bank keeps rates at 4.25% (Central Bank News)Republicans frustrated with candidates (WaPo)Winterkill may slow Russian wheat exports

  • Bonddad Linkfest

    posted to The Bonddad Blog on Thu 16th Feb 12

    Spain on the brink of recession (FT)Thailand may grow 7% this year (WSJ)Sweden cuts rates 25 BP to 1.50% (Central Bank News)Eastern Europe is a mixed picture (WSJ)The low number of new market highs (Marketwatch)Industrial production unchanged in January (FRB)The