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Saudi and UAE bank revenues seen pressured by US rate cuts

A 25 basis point cut in US rates will pull down the net interest margin at banks by about 6 basis points, says an analyst.

Draghi excites Eurozone markets with rate cut talk

Aside from rate cuts, other moves could include restarting 'quantitative easing' purchases of government and corporate debt.

Dollar near 2 1/2-month lows as bets on rate cut grow

'Bets of US rate cuts have been rising quickly in recent days and we think the pricing has become too aggressive so the dollar's downside is limited,'says Manuel Oliveri, a currency strategist at Credit Agricole in London.

Fed’s Williams says Central banks should prepare for slow growth

'Central banks should revisit and reassess their policy frameworks, strategies, and toolkits, to maximize efficacy.'

Fed’s Kaplan says rates in right place but keeping an open...

'Overall inflation pressures in the US will remain muted and tweaking monetary policy won’t impact that.'

Trade war back on the radar for emerging markets as dollar...

'Markets are considering on the possible breakdown in US-Sino trade talks.'

Fed to hold fire on interest rates as world economy slows

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is due to announce the second policy decision of the year on Wednesday by the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee.

Dovish tilt spreads to Asia as funds hoover up regional bonds

Debt is rallying across the region as a worsening economic outlook prompts dovish noises from central banks, suggesting the tightening cycle is over.

Euro dives to lowest level since mid-2017 after ECB downgrade

The European Central Bank says interest rates will remain at historic lows until at least the end of the year.

New normal for Europe’s central bankers is getting kicked around

Like US President Donald Trump, politicians from Rome to London are happy to drag central bankers through the mud.

Gold prices rise on trade talk optimism, Fed stance limits gains

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies is set to decline about 0.3% this week, which could be its biggest weekly fall in a month.

US Federal Reserve to remain patient on interest rates

The US central bank increased the benchmark rate four times last year but rising concerns about a slowing US economy

Indonesia releases new rules on export revenue repatriation for resources

The details of the new regulations which were signed by President Joko Widodo are similar to what ministers had revealed in November.

Philippines home prices decline in 3rd quarter as rates climb

The price declines were more profound outside the capital area.

Thai policy interest rate won’t keep rising, says central bank chief

Veerathai Santiprabhob says unlike in the past, any policy tightening will not be continuous and will be data-dependent.

Trump calls on Fed not to raise rates on eve of...

Futures markets currently put the odds of a rate hike this week at about 80%.

Bank of England set to hold interest rates amid Brexit chaos

All but one of 60 economists in a Bloomberg survey predict the Monetary Policy Committee will maintain the benchmark at 0.75% when the decision of its nine members is announced Thursday.

Turkish inflation surges to new 15-year high of over 25%

Prices have soared in Turkey over the last months as the lira came under pressure, stoking fears over the long-term economic health of the country.

Futures drop on hawkish Fed, disappointing industrial earnings

The Fed's view, detailed in the minutes of its September meeting released on Wednesday, bolstered expectations of a fourth interest rate hike in December and more next year.

Dollar stands tall, stocks fall after hawkish Fed minutes

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's Sept 25-26 meeting showed every Fed policymaker backed raising interest rates last month and also generally agreed borrowing costs were set to rise further.

US draws China FX into trade dispute as IMF calls for...

The Fund's member countries agreed to debate ways to improve the World Trade Organization so it can better address trade disputes.

Indonesia says clarity on Fed hikes was key Bali meeting outcome

Indonesia has been one of the hardest hit economies in Asia in the global emerging-market sell-off.

Hong Kong banks hike lending rates for first time in 12...

The moves by HSBC, Standard Chartered and Hang Seng Bank came after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority lifted its borrowing costs following an increase by the US Federal Reserve.

Russia surprises with first rate hike since 2014 over sanctions

The ruble has lost more than 8% since the last time the central bank reviewed rates at the end of July, even as it’s appreciated against the dollar for most of this week.