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Feb 25, 2021 12:02 PM

New Zealand central bank told to focus on rising house prices

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand on Thursday ordered the central bank to consider the housing market when it sets interest...

Feb 25, 2021 10:16 AM

South Korea's central bank holds fire on rates; investors eye bond purchase plan

[SEOUL] South Korea's central bank kept interest rates steady on Thursday, maintaining support for a fragile...

Feb 24, 2021 10:09 AM

New Zealand central bank keeps rates unchanged, flags economic uncertainties

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand's central bank held its official cash rate at a record low of 0.25 per cent on Wednesday,...

Feb 20, 2021 02:55 PM

Fed says risks of US business failures 'remain considerable'

[WASHINGTON] The risks of coming business failures "remain considerable" in the US even as the economy emerges from...

Feb 18, 2021 04:10 PM

Indonesia delivers rate cut as economic recovery stalls

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and downgraded its growth outlook...

Feb 17, 2021 01:55 PM

Thai economic outlook highly uncertain, fiscal policy should continue: BOT

[BANGKOK] Thailand's economic outlook remained highly uncertain with large downside risks, so limited monetary...

Feb 16, 2021 05:50 AM

Central banks criticised for risky gamble on climate risks

CLIMATE activists are warning that central banks are taking a "risky gamble" with their strategies for addressing...

Feb 8, 2021 05:50 AM

Central banks edging toward money's next frontier in digital world

MONEY is edging closer towards its biggest reinvention in centuries as central banks start to embrace the creation...

Feb 3, 2021 07:44 PM

PBOC will keep liquidity ample, support recovery without excessive stimulus

[BEIJING] The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will keep liquidity reasonably ample, and support for an economic...

Feb 3, 2021 03:49 PM

Australia: Shares end higher as RBA reaffirms dovish policy stance

[SYDNEY] Australian shares closed higher on Wednesday, with financials leading gains, after the Reserve Bank of...

Feb 3, 2021 05:50 AM

Australia extends QE programme to stay in line with global peers

AUSTRALIA'S central bank will extend its quantitative easing (QE) programme by a further A$100 billion (S$101.4...