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Apr 24, 2015

Reuters poll – Asian central banks to ease further, but effects may be muted

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Emerging Asian central banks are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months, but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will significantly boost growth or inflation.

The findings echo results from earlier this week in Reuters surveys of more than 250 economists in Europe and North America who also expect more easing.

Apr 24, 2015

Asian central banks to ease further, but effects may be muted: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Emerging Asian central banks are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months, but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will significantly boost growth or inflation.

The findings echo results from earlier this week in Reuters surveys of more than 250 economists in Europe and North America who also expect more easing.

Apr 24, 2015

Asian central banks to ease further, but effects may be muted

BENGALURU, April 24 (Reuters) – Emerging Asian central banks
are expected to cut interest rates again in the coming months,
but economists polled by Reuters are doubtful the moves will
significantly boost growth or inflation.

The findings echo results from earlier this week in Reuters
surveys of more than 250 economists in Europe and North America
who also expect more easing.

Apr 22, 2015

Euro zone economy now on sustainable recovery path, say forecasters

By Deepti Govind

(Reuters) – The euro zone economy is on a sustainable recovery path, according to all but a handful of forecasters polled by Reuters who also gave a slightly more than one-in-four chance of Greece leaving the currency union.

Economists are more optimistic about a turnaround in the region compared with a month ago, which should provide some cheer given that for years a faltering euro zone has been one of the top risks to global growth.

Apr 9, 2015

Weak economy to drag Canadian dollar lower over next 12 months

By Deepti Govind

(Reuters) – The Canadian dollar will not gain back any ground against its U.S. counterpart in the coming year as the resource-dependent economy feels the pinch of low crude oil and commodity prices, a Reuters poll found.

Canada is the world’s fifth largest producer of oil and a steep slump in its price since June last year has led to falling revenues at energy firms and pushed the currency down 10 percent in 2014. It has lost another 8 percent so far this year.

Apr 1, 2015

RBI to leave repo rate on hold next week but cut 25 bps by end-June – Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will most likely leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 7.50 percent at next week’s policy meeting, but reduce it by 25 basis points by the end of June, a Reuters poll found.

Only nine of the 40 economists surveyed this week expect the RBI to cut the repo rate at the April 7 meeting, while four said it would lower banks’ cash reserve ratio to boost their lending power.

Apr 1, 2015

RBI to leave repo rate on hold next week but cut 25 bps by end-June

BENGALURU, April 1 (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India
will most likely leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at
7.50 percent at next week’s policy meeting, but reduce it by 25
basis points by the end of June, a Reuters poll found.

Only nine of the 40 economists surveyed this week expect the
RBI to cut the repo rate at the April 7 meeting,
while four said it would lower banks’ cash reserve ratio to
boost their lending power.

Feb 26, 2015

Bank of England rate hike timing has forecasters split down the middle – Reuters poll

By Hari Kishan and Deepti Govind

(Reuters) – The timing of an eventual Bank of England decision to raise rates from a record low has forecasters split again after a short period of relative agreement, according to a Reuters poll that appears to be pushing the day further into the future.

Thirty-three of 61 economists polled this week expect the Bank to raise rates by the fourth quarter of this year, but 28 now predict they will wait until early 2016 at least.

Feb 26, 2015

SNB expected to leave rates below zero; on hold through second quarter 2016: Reuters poll

ZURICH/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Switzerland’s central bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate below zero until at least 2016 and is likely to slash growth forecasts for this year, a Reuters poll found.

The Swiss National Bank will announce its rate decision on March 19. It will be the first of its regular quarterly monetary policy decisions since it shocked financial markets in January by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the value of the Swiss franc against the euro.

Feb 26, 2015

SNB expected to leave rates below zero; on hold through Q2 2016

ZURICH/BENGALURU, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s central
bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate below zero
until at least 2016 and is likely to slash growth forecasts for
this year, a Reuters poll found.

The Swiss National Bank will announce its rate decision on
March 19. It will be the first of its regular quarterly monetary
policy decisions since it shocked financial markets in January
by scrapping a three-year-old cap on the value of the Swiss
franc against the euro.

    • About Deepti

      "Specialist Polling Correspondent on the Reuters Polls team. Poll, report and write on the global economy and financial markets. Specializing in leading the Reuters Polls' coverage on the global economy and central bank monetary policy since April 2014. First joined Reuters in 2008 as a correspondent covering U.S. small and mid-cap technology stocks and returned in 2011 after a short stint as a freelance web content writer. Hold a journalism degree from Madras University."
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