Sunday, August 18, 2019

This week in monetary policy: Zambia, Paraguay, Indonesia, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Jackson Hole

    This week - August 18 through August 24 - central banks from 5 countries or jurisdictions are scheduled to decide on monetary policy: Zambia, Paraguay, Indonesia, Egypt and Sri Lanka.
    Many central bankers, economists and academics will also be in the small U.S. city of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to attend the Kansas City Fed's annual economic symposium from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24. The theme of this year's symposium, a decade after the global financial crises, is "Challenges for Monetary Policy," with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell scheduled to speak on Aug. 23.
    Following table includes the name of the country, the date of the next policy decision, the current policy rate, the result of the last policy decision, the change in the policy rate year to date, and the rate one year ago.
    The table is updated when the latest decisions are announced and can always accessed by clicking on This Week.

AUG 18 - AUG 24, 2019:
ZAMBIA 21-Aug10.25%50509.75%
INDONESIA22-Aug5.75%-25-255.50%         EM
EGYPT22-Aug15.75%0-10016.75%         EM
SRI LANKA23-Aug7.50%0-507.25%         FM


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