Reserve Bank of Australia

Claire Jones

This from the FT’s Josh Noble:

The Australian central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign reserves in Chinese government bonds, in the latest move to build closer economic ties between the two countries.

The lead set by the Reserve Bank of Australia and a few others is likely to be followed by central banks elsewhere. Read more

Claire Jones

Mark Carney may be the first foreigner to become governor of the Bank of England in its 318-year history, but he is not the first to be approached.

Back in the 1960s, Harold Wilson’s Labour government wanted to replace Lord Cromer with the governor of the Reserve Australian central bank. This from David Kynaston’s The City of London: The History: Read more

Claire Jones

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ECB vote

The European Central Bank’s governing council decamps to Ljubljana next week for its October policy vote. This from the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief Michael Steen on what to expect: Read more

Claire Jones

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BoE minutes

The Bank of England’s latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting minutes are out on Wednesday morning at 9.30am UK time (8.30am GMT).

Now that Adam Posen has stepped down from the committee, the most likely candidate for dissent is David Miles. However, most think Mr Miles will have resisted calling for further easing at this month’s meeting and that all of the MPC will have backed the decision to hold policy firm. This from Nomura’s Philip Rush: Read more

Claire Jones

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Bank of England minutes

The minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee’s August meeting are out on Wednesday at 9.30amUKtime (8.30am GMT). Read more

Claire Jones

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The European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia vote on monetary policy next week.

How will the ECB react to the pain in SpainRead more

Claire Jones

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FOMC minutes

The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee’s mid-March meeting are out on Tuesday at 2pm in Washington, DC (8am GMT). This from the FT’s US economics editor Robin Harding on what to expect: Read more

Claire Jones

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Bernanke goes back to school

Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman, next week delivers the first two of four lectures to undergraduates at the George Washington University School of Business. Read more

Claire Jones

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FOMC/ BoJ votes

The Federal Open Market Committee and the Bank of Japan’s policy board both vote on Tuesday. Will either panel back a change in course?  Read more

Claire Jones

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MPC minutes

The minutes of this month’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting, out on Wednesday, will reveal whether all of the nine-strong committee backed the decision to expand quantitative easing by £50bn.

Many think the decision will have split the committee. Read more