"First of the new decade" central bank decision coming up this week - ECB, BOJ, BOC

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

Despite the 'first meeting of the new decade' hype that you are bound to hear these three are likely to keep policy on hold.

  • Bank of Japan meets today and tomorrow, decision announced at the meeting conclusion on Tuesday 21 January 2020
  • Bank of Canada day follows, on Wednesday 22nd. 
  • The European Central Bank is next, on Thursday 23rd. Notable for noob president Christine Lagarde (meeting #2) still finding her feet? Probably not, she is an old hand at dealing with institutional politics.
All of these 3 central banks will be looking at a stabilising global environment:
  • fewer Brexit-related questions (still plenty, but at least there is some certainty ahead compared with 3 months ago)
  • improved data from China
  • US-China phase 1 deal signed

Despite the 'first meeting of the new decade' hype that you are bound to hear these three are likely to keep policy on hold.

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