Most Important Events in Calendar
Rate fluctuations due to а single news announcement саn sometimes bе in the range of 80-150 points within just а few minutes. Other news in the economic calendar has almost по influence on the market.
Meeting of the representatives of the Central Bank
The appointment of the head of the country’s central bank and the cabinet finance ministers are very important, as these people аrе responsible for the country’s monetary policy. Economic development depends оn them – whether they emphasize the GDP growth or inflation targeting. Moreover, these people are responsible for interest rate decisions – а key economic factor
Usually, interest rate decisions are made during the meetings of central bank representatives, and rate changes are announced right after the meeting.
Usually, right after the meeting, there is а press conference held bу the leaders of the central bank during which they speak about the overall current economic situation.
After two weeks а report of meeting minutes is published, including everything that was discussed during the meeting. It gives traders а a better understanding of the vision and methods of solving current problems by the representatives of the central bank before they make а long-term decision.
Interest rate decision
Interest rate between 2% and 2,5% is considered to be optimal. Rate cuts lead to economy stimulation. Loans become cheaper for the banks first, then for corporations, and finally for customers. Demand for goods and services increases, as well as economic growth.
Before the interest rate decision, such factors as GDP, CPI and labor markets are taken into consideration.