A herd of wild central banks stormed across markets overnight – following The Fed’s uber-hawkish 75bps hike and dot-plot projections – sparking chaotic swings in everything from Yen to Gilts. Everyone hiked or held rates… except Turkey which cut!
BoJ kept its monetary policy unchanged, as expected, with rates at -0.10% and QQE with yield curve control maintained to target the 10yr JGB yield at around 0% through a unanimous decision.
Japanese Government and BoJ intervened in FX markets for the first time since 1998, according to the Japanese Vice Finance Minister – the government and the BoJ stepped into the market to buy JPY for USD.
SNB hikes its Policy Rate by 75bps to 0.5% as expected; willing to be active in FX market as necessary; further rate hikes cannot be ruled out; no CHF classification in release.
SNB Chair Jordan says SNB ready to intervene to prevent excessive weakening or strengthening of