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Credit Suisse CEO seeks to calm as default swaps near 2009 level

  Bloomberg Credit Suisse Group AG’s new chief has asked investors for less than 100 days to deliver a new turnaround strategy. Turbulent markets are making that feel like a long time. The cost of insuring the firm’s bonds against default climbed about 15% last week to levels not seen since 2009 as the shares touched a new record low. ...

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Philippine peso may fall to an all-time low

Bloomberg The Philippine peso may extend its record-setting slump against the greenback as billions of dollars of trade deficits weigh on the currency, increasing pressure on the central bank to intervene to slow its descent. The peso may slide to an all-time low of about 62 against the dollar as early as this year, about 4.8% weaker than Monday’s close, ...

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RBI delivers half-point hike to rein in inflation

  Bloomberg India’s central bank delivered a hat-trick of half-point interest-rate hikes, sustaining its battle to rein in inflation while flagging “calibrated action” to shield the economy amid fears of a global recession. The benchmark repurchase rate was raised by 50 basis points to 5.90%, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said after the six-member monetary policy committee’s ...

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SNB’s balance sheet to stay big for a long time

  Bloomberg The Swiss National Bank (SNB) isn’t in a rush to reduce its balance sheet, which is likely to stay high for a long time, the central bank’s president told Neue Zürcher Zeitung. “We will not reduce our balance sheet simply because of its sheer size,” Thomas Jordan told the newspaper, stressing that the SNB will use its portfolio ...

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RBI to raise policy rate by half a point for third time in a row

Bloomberg India’s central bank is expected to increase its policy rate by half a point for the third time in a row as the currency’s plunge to a record low this month complicates the battle against inflation. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) six-member monetary policy committee will raise its repurchase rate by 50 basis points to 5.9%, according to ...

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Indonesia to cut dollar reliance with rupiah

Bloomberg Bank Indonesia seeks to reduce the country’s reliance on the US dollar, with plans to allow domestic transactions of non-deliverable forwards in other currencies and to strike more agreements on local currency settlement. The central bank could offer non-US dollar-denominated domestic NDFs next year, Edi Susianto, executive director for monetary management, said in interview on Thursday. The monetary authority ...

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Taiwan central bank governor says he won’t impose FX controls

Bloomberg Taiwan’s central bank won’t impose foreign-exchange controls, Governor Yang Chin-long said on Thursday as he attempted to clarify earlier remarks about how aggressive the monetary authority might become to ensure stability in financial markets. The central bank is capable of coping with capital outflows, Yang told lawmakers, acknowledging that foreign outflows are higher in 2022 than in previous years, ...

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Bank of Thailand hikes rates by a quarter-point

  Bloomberg Thailand’s central bank raised borrowing costs by a quarter-point, putting it further behind the policy tightening that peers in the region have followed to tame inflation and stem currency weakness. The baht extended its decline. The Bank of Thailand’s monetary policy committee voted unanimously to raise the one-day repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 1%, as seen ...

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Citigroup names Carson to manage Russia operations

  Bloomberg Citigroup Inc. appointed Grant Carson to manage its operations in Russia as a stand-alone entity as the US bank reduces its business in the country following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia will continue to be part of Citigroup’s EMEA emerging markets cluster under its regional Chief Executive Officer Ebru Pakcan, according to an internal memo seen ...

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ECB to lift rates at next ‘several’ meetings

  Bloomberg European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said borrowing costs will be raised at the next “several meetings” to ensure inflation expectations remain anchored and price gains return to the target. Addressing an event in Frankfurt, Lagarde said bringing inflation back to the 2% medium-term goal is the ECB’s main mission — despite increasing concerns about recessions in ...

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