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In this FxPro News Bank Calendar you will find a schedule of the major central banks’ meetings.
During these sessions, regulators make decisions on the key interest rates and other monetary policy stance, such as quantitative easing and prudential policy – whether to change it or not. We recommend that traders do not to lose sight of this events. For more information on each specific meeting, holding period and financial assets affected, visit our economic calendar.
The interest rate decision is made by the Open Market Committee (Fed’s division) eight times a year, where 12 members of the Committee vote for the rate level changes. The distribution of the votes cast becomes known immediately after the meeting.
Dates of the Fed’s interest rate decision meetings in 2019: January 30, March 20, May 1, June 19, July 31, September 18, October 30, December 11.
Updates appear at 18.00 GMT.
The minutes of the last Open Market Committee meeting are then published three weeks later.
The interest rate decision is made by the BoE Monetary Policy Committee 12 times a year (monthly).
Updates appear at 11.00/12.00 GMT (summer/winter time). The Monetary Policy Committee includes 9 members.
Dates of the BoE interest rate decisions in 2019: February 7, March 21, May 2, June 20, August 1, September 19, November 7, December 19.
The previous minutes are published on the day of the new meeting.
The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
Updates appear at 11.45-12.45 GMT (summer/winter time). After a decision is made, a press conference is traditionally held, starting at 12.30/13.30 GMT.
Dates of the ECB interest rate decision meetings in 2019: January 24, March 7, April 10, June 6, July 25, September 12, October 24, December 12.
The interest rate decision is made by the Governing Council of the Bank of Japan at monetary policy meetings.
The decision becomes known, as a rule, between 3 and 5 am GMT.
Dates of the BoJ interest rates decision meetings in 2019: January 23, March 15, April 25, June 20, July 30, September 19, October 31, December 19.
The Bank of Switzerland decides on its interest rates a total of four times per year.
Dates of the SNB interest rate decision meetings in 2019: March 21, June 13, September 19, December 12.
The exact time of each interest rate publication appears in the economic calendar on the same day of each meeting.
The Bank of Canada makes interest rate decisions eight times a year, over one day – announcing the results at 13.00 GMT.
Dates of the BoC interest rates decision meetings in 2019: January 9, March 6, April 24, May 29, July 10, September 4, October 30, December 4.
The Bank of Australia’s interest rate decision meeting takes place 11 times a year, with the result becoming known at 03.30 GMT.
Dates of the RBA interest rate decision meetings in 2019: February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand makes its interest rate decision, like the US Fed, eight times a year, announcing the results at 20.00 GMT.
Dates of the RBNZ interest rate decision meetings in 2019: February 12, March 26, May 7, June 25, August 6, September 24, November 12.