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Summary Series
August 10, 2018

CashAnalytics Summary Series: ECB Economic Bulletin August 2018

The CashAnalytics Summary Series takes major Central Banks’ extensive reports (often well over 150 pages), and summarises them into five minute reads.

This release summarises the 5th edition of the ECB Economic Bulletin for 2018, which was released on the 9th August.

The key points covered in the report include:

  • The euro area economy is proceeding along a solid and broad-based growth path.
  • Key ECB interest rates were unchanged and are expected to remain at present levels through the summer of 2019.
  • Net asset purchases are to continue at €30 billion per month until the end of September 2018. After which, subject to incoming data, monthly purchases will reduce to €15 billion until the end of December 2018 and then end.
  • The Governing Council intends to maintain its policy of reinvesting the principal payments from maturing securities for an extended period after the end of the APP.

To read the summary of the ECB Economic Bulletin, please click here.

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Summary Series
June 28, 2018

CashAnalytics Summary Series: ECB Economic Bulletin June 2018

The CashAnalytics Summary Series takes major Central Banks’ extensive reports (often well over 150 pages), and summarises them into 5 minute reads.

This release summarises the 4th edition of the ECB Economic Bulletin for 2018, which was released on the 28th June.

The key points covered in the report include:

  • Key ECB interest rates were unchanged and are expected to remain at present levels “through the summer of 2019 and in any case for as long as necessary.”
  • Net asset purchases are to continue “at the current monthly pace of €30 billion until the end of September 2018.” After which, subject to incoming data, the Governing Council “will reduce the monthly pace of the net asset purchases to €15 billion until the end of December 2018 and then end net purchases.”
  • The Governing Council intends to “maintain its policy of reinvesting the principal payments from maturing securities purchased under the APP for an extended period of time after the end of its net asset purchases.”

To read the summary of the ECB Economic Bulletin, please click here.

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Summary Series
May 10, 2018

CashAnalytics Summary Series: Bank of England Inflation Report May 2018

The CashAnalytics Summary Series takes major Central Banks’ extensive reports (often well over 150 pages), and summarises them into 5 minute reads.

This release summarises the Bank of England quarterly Inflation Report which sets out the economic analysis and inflation projections that the Monetary Policy Committee uses to make its interest rate decisions. The report was released on the 10th May 2018.

The key points covered in the report include:

  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a 7-2 majority to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5% at its meeting ending on 9th May 2018.
  • The MPC’s central forecast for economic activity has changed little since the previous report, with GDP expected to grow by around 1.75% per year.
  • Bank lending rates for companies have risen since August 2017.
  • CPI inflation fell to 2.5% in March.

To read the summary of the Bank of England Inflation Report, please click here.

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Summary Series
March 22, 2018

CashAnalytics Summary Series: ECB Economic Bulletin March 2018

The CashAnalytics Summary Series takes major Central Banks’ extensive reports (often well over 150 pages), and summarises them into 5 minute reads.

This release summarises the 2nd edition of the ECB Economic Bulletin for 2018, which was released on the 22nd March.

The key points covered in the report include:

  • Key ECB interest rates were unchanged and are expected to remain at present levels for “an extended period of time”.
  • The Governing council confirm the need for “an ample degree of monetary accommodation” to return inflation rates towards levels that are “below, but close to, 2%”.
  • The rate of global economic expansion strengthened in the second half of 2017, with resilient US real GDP growth.
  • Growth in the euro area was robust in Q4 2017, with real GDP rising by 0.6% quarter-on-quarter.
  • Net asset purchases are intended to continue at €30 billion per month until the end of September 2018 or beyond.

To read the summary of the ECB Economic Bulletin, please click here.

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Summary Series
February 08, 2018

CashAnalytics Summary Series: Bank of England Inflation Report February 2018

The CashAnalytics Summary Series takes major Central Banks’ extensive reports (often well over 150 pages), and summarises them into 5 minute reads.

This release summarises the Bank of England quarterly Inflation Report, which sets out the economic analysis and inflation projections that the Monetary Policy Committee uses to make its interest rate decisions. The report was released on the 8th February 2018.

The key points covered in the report include:

  • The MPC voted unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.5% at its most recent meeting.
  • Any future Bank Rate increases are expected to be at a gradual pace.
  • Inflation is expected to remain around 3% in the short term.
  • Developments relating to Brexit remain the most significant influence on the economic outlook.
  • The global economy is growing at its fastest pace in seven years, with expansion becoming increasingly broad-based and investment driven.

To read the summary of the Bank of England Inflation Report, please click here.

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