Interest Rates

RBA tipped to keep rates steady

by AAP
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Central bank expected to leave the cash rate unchanged at Tuesday's board meeting.

Fed 'won't wait for 2% inflation'

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Central bank's vice-chair says Fed will likely raise rates before inflation hits 2% target.

Fed's Fischer: 'haven't made decision yet'

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Fed Vice Chair says it's 'too early to tell' if volatility has lessened case for rate hike.

Weekend Economist: Fed flounder?

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Despite volatility we expect the Fed to hike in September. Even if it blinks, don't expect the RBA's trajectory to change.

September rate hike 'less compelling': Fed

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Fed's Dudley admits likelihood of a September move has been reduced by China turmoil.

Fed's Lockhart tips 2015 rate hike

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Policymaker says central bank still on course to raise rates this year despite market volatility.

Fed's Lacker to make case against hike

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Richmond president to argue for a delay to Federal Reserve's rate hike.

Weekend Economist: Fed's September issue

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The Federal Reserve hasn't initiated a tightening cycle since June 2004. History shows how long this phase might last.

Fed minutes cast doubt on September hike

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Minutes from July meeting show split views, dampen expectations of September lift-off.

US rate hike would benefit global, eurozone economies: ECB's Coeuré

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ECB board member throws support behind China's liberalisation of yuan.

The growing fear of retirement

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At a time of unprecedented wealth, a majority of Australians aren't sure they’ll have enough to retire on -- and government policy isn't helping.

Economists tip Fed lift-off in September

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Survey finds overwhelming expectation US central bank will raise rates next month.

Aust dollar hits three-week high

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Local unit lifts as vice-chair of US Fed strikes dovish tone on interest rates.

Gold surges to three-week high

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Precious metal boosted by cautious rates commentary from Fed's Fischer.

Low rates fail to tempt investment

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Study shows more than a third of Australian companies won't invest despite low rates.

Weekend Economist: Bumper 2017?

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The Reserve Bank's forecasts for 2017 place a lot of faith in the rebound in consumer spending and non-mining investment.

RBA lowers GDP, jobless forecasts

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Reserve Bank forecasts GDP growth at 2.5% to 3.5%, lowers unemployment outlook.

RBA warns on house prices

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Home owners should expect some period of falling values as market adjusts, RBA's Ellis says.

No disputing housing expensive: RBA

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RBA says easing lending standards to help first home buyers would be counterproductive.

Keep watch on the 'three gluts': PIMCO

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Global bond fund details the three gluts that will drive interest rates, inflation and growth.

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