Williams finally talks It was about 30 minutes behind schedule but Williams is talking now. The comment about the strong economy was a bit of a throwaway line to start the Q&A. I don’t think he’s trying to send a message about rates.
Harker is President of the Federal Reserve branch in Philadelphia – Says that he is not convinced a rate hike in December is the prudent thing to do – Citing rising uncertainty on the outlook Wall Street Journal reporting his remarks
Williams to speak in the Bronx The Fed’s Williams is set to speak at 10:45 am ET (1545 GMT) in the Bronx. There won’t be any headlines at that time, instead they will slowly trickle out of a moderated Q&A at the Bronx Museum of Arts.
BoE thoughts from Barclays, saying the Bank of England is constrained by political risk. Which is never good. Anyway, Barclays, this in very brief: ForexLive
A preview of the Reserve Bank of Australia November 2018 Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board The minutes will be released at 0030GMT on Tuesday 20 November 2018 (only 3 more sleeps! … for Australians, your results may vary 😉 )
Bundesbank board member Wuermeilinmg speaks to Bloomberg – No sign in the economy that is pointing towards a dramatic downturn – Doesn’t expect turbulence even from a no-deal Brexit ForexLive
Hardly a subtle message to Italy – All countries should respect the rules of the European Union ForexLive Don’t think Italian officials will take too kindly to Draghi’s comments here but hey, no names were mentioned. 😉
Comments by ECB president Draghi in Frankfurt – Recently seen a loss in growth momentum – But expects economic expansion to continue in the coming years – Forward guidance has been effective in anchoring expectations about future path of interest rates ForexLive
Further comments by Villeroy in Tokyo – But no-deal Brexit would be detrimental for the British economy – Europe is prepared if there is a no-deal outcome on Brexit ForexLive
Forecasts were for a slightly lower USD/CNY reference rate again today. A brave lot the people predicting what the PBOC will do, hats off to them. (Actually the consensus of all of ’em was higher, but the ones I had seen were very close to the money in tipping just a few points lower than…