Bank Announcements

MarketWatch  Sep 21  Comment 
Japanese stocks gained on Wednesday, driven higher as the yen fell and the Bank of Japan left its deposit rate unchanged at negative 0.1%. The central bank took additional steps to help stoke inflation, including a new plan to target 10-year...  Sep 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - With traders reacting to the latest monetary policy decision out of Europe, treasuries showed a notable move to the downside during trading on Thursday. Bond prices moved steadily lower throughout much of the session before...  Sep 8  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The dollar got off to a bit of a weak start Thursday, but has been gaining ground against all of its major rivals following today's statement from the European Central Bank. Despite a strong rebound, the buck is still...
WA Business News  Jul 28  Comment 
Gold has turned lower after hitting a two-week peak as the US dollar pared losses and US stocks climbed from their lows ahead of a possible Bank of Japan announcement to expand monetary stimulus on Friday.  Jul 26  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The Swiss stock market ended Tuesday's session with a modest gain, after finishing the previous session virtually unchanged. Investors are hesitant to make any major moves ahead of the Federal Reserve...
Clusterstock  Apr 21  Comment 
Good morning!  We have a couple of central bank announcements this morning, on Thursday, April 21 as of 10:00 a.m. EST. Here's the scoreboard: The euro erased its gains after jumping by as much as 0.8% to 1.1385 in the immediate...  Apr 20  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - The majority of the European markets ended Wednesday's session with modest gains. The markets were down modestly during the first half of the session, but turned slightly higher in the afternoon in lackluster trading....
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 5  Comment 
The Finance Ministry on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank of India’s policy rate cut will provide stimulus to the economy and the central bank’s announcements are in line with the direction in which th...
Financial Times  Mar 10  Comment 
Traders have been shorting the euro against the dollar


Bank Announcement is an announcement made by a country's central bank after their first meeting of the month that is devoted to monetary policy. Bank announcements are important because most central banks do not publish the minutes of their meetings. The outcome of the announcement, such as change in interest rates will affect the stock and bond markets. Higher(lower) interest rates are bearish(bullish) for stock markets and bullish(bearish) for bond markets.

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