Central Bank Meetings Schedule 2012

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The following table provides a schedule of central bank meetings in which an interest rate decision is going to be taken. Cut The Spread is currently covering ten central banks around the world: Bank of England, European Central Bank, US Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Canada, Swiss National Bank, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Sveriges Riksbank, and Norges Bank. This list is updated for 2012.

Traders using spread betting and CFDs to get exposure to financial markets should closely monitor any changes in the key interest rates of major central banks since such changes usually produce large movements in markets. Currency pairs and crosses are largely impacted by changes in key rates. A change in key interest rates also results in a higher or lower cost of borrowing that has a direct effect in corporate future earnings.

Interest Rate Release Schedule by Central Bank (2012)

 

  • Bank of England (BOE)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 12 unch unch
#2 Feb 9 unch + £50 bn
#3 Mar 8 unch unch
#4 Apr 5 unch unch
#5 May 10 unch unch
#6 Jun 7 unch unch
#7 Jul 5 unch + £50 bn
#8 Aug 2 unch unch
#9 Sep 6 unch unch
#10 Oct 4 unch unch
#11 Nov 8 unch unch
#12 Dec 6 unch unch
Bank of England (BOE) Meeting Schedule
  • European Central Bank (ECB)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 12 unch  
#2 Feb 9 unch  
#3 Mar 8 unch  
#4 Apr 4 unch  
#5 May 3 unch  
#6 Jun 6 unch  
#7 Jul 5 - 25 bps  
#8 Aug 2 unch  
#9 Sep 6 unch Bond-buying (OMT)
#10 Oct 4 unch  
#11 Nov 8 unch  
#12 Dec 6 unch  
European Central Bank (ECB) Meeting Schedule
  • Federal Reserve System (FED)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 25 unch  
#2 Mar 13 unch  
#3 Apr 25 unch  
#4 Jun 20 unch  
#5 Aug 1 unch  
#6 Sep 13 unch QE3 ($40 bn/month)
#7 Oct 24 unch  
#8 Dec 12 unch +$45 bn/month
Federal Reserve System (FED) Meeting Schedule
  • Bank of Japan (BOJ)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 24 unch  
#2 Feb 14 unch  
#3 Mar 13 unch  
#4 Apr 10 unch  
#5 Apr 27 unch  
#6 May 23 unch  
#7 Jun 15 unch  
#8 Jul 12 unch  
#9 Aug 9 unch  
#10 Sep 19 unch +10 trillion Yen
#11 Oct 5 unch  
#12 Oct 30 unch +11 trillion Yen
#13 Nov 20 unch  
#14 Dec 20 unch +10 trillion Yen
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Meeting Schedule
  • Swiss National Bank (SNB)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Mar 15 unch EUR/CHF floor @1.20
#2 Jun 14 unch EUR/CHF floor @1.20
#3 Sep 13 unch EUR/CHF floor @1.20
#4 Dec 13 unch EUR/CHF floor @1.20
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Meeting Schedule
  • Bank of Canada (BOC)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 17 unch  
#2 Mar 8 unch  
#3 Apr 17 unch  
#4 Jun 5 unch  
#5 Jul 17 unch  
#6 Sep 5 unch  
#7 Oct 23 unch  
#8 Dec 4 unch  
Bank of Canada (BOC) Meeting Schedule
  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Feb 7 unch  
#2 Mar 6 unch  
#3 Apr 3 unch  
#4 May 1 - 50 bps  
#5 Jun 5 - 25 bps  
#6 Jul 3 unch  
#7 Aug 7 unch  
#8 Sep 4 unch  
#9 Oct 2 - 25 bps  
#10 Nov 6 unch  
#11 Dec 4 - 25 bps  
Reserve Bank of Australia Meeting Schedule
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Jan 26 unch  
#2 Mar 8 unch  
#3 Apr 26 unch  
#4 Jun 14 unch  
#5 Jul 26 unch  
#6 Sep 13 unch  
#7 Oct 25 unch  
#8 Dec 6 unch  
Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Meeting Schedule
  • Bank of Sweden (BOS) - Sveriges Riksbank

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Feb 15 - 25 bps  
#2 Apr 17 unch  
#3 Jul 3 unch  
#4 Sep 5 - 25 bps  
#5 Oct 24 unch  
#6 Dec 17 - 25 bps  
Bank of Sweden (BOS) Meeting Schedule
  • Bank of Norway (BON) - Norges Bank

Meeting Nr. Month Day Key Rate Chg. Asset Purchase
#1 Mar 14 - 25 bps  
#2 May 10 unch  
#3 Jun 20 unch  
#4 Aug 29 unch  
#5 Oct 31 unch  
#6 Dec 19 unch  
Bank of Norway (BON) Meeting Schedule

 

Interest Rate Release Schedule - Google Calendar

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Source: Information collected and edited by cutthespread.com
The data provided is just indicative. Traders should not rely on it without further verification. In order to facilitate such verification, we provide links to the relevant monetary policy pages for each central bank.

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