Interest Rates

US jobs report keeps Fed in limbo

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Fed officials likely to remain in 'watchful waiting' mode in March as jobs growth slows.

Fed expected to keep rates on hold

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US central bank almost certain to keep rates steady at January policy meeting.

The economic year that will be

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In 2016, the Fed tightened four times, Sydney and Melbourne's housing markets defied the doomsayers and China’s rebalancing progressed well ... but how'd Donald Trump go?

NZ Reserve Bank cuts interest rate

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Rate trimmed to record low 2.5% despite signs of increase in economic activity.

Fed's Lockhart points to rate hike

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Policymaker says economic conditions are 'satisfactory' for rates lift-off next week.

US rate hikes could hurt emerging markets, says BIS

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Economic drags could make a US rate increase too much for emerging markets to handle.

Dollar 'mights' won't hurry the RBA's hand

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This week's GDP update would have reinforced the Reserve Bank's 'no change' position, and a resilient Australian dollar is unlikely to change that stance.

Yellen stresses slow pace of hikes

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Fed chair reiterates December meeting is 'live', says normalisation a slow process.

ECB cuts deposit rate, extends QE

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Investors sought more from central bank than extension of QE timeline, 10bps rate cut.

Yellen spruiks confidence in US economy

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Fed chair says data consistent with improving economy, sees risks in delaying lift-off.

Remember what recession feels like?

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After 25 years of uninterrupted growth it has become fashionable to predict that a downturn is right around the corner.

Case for Fed rate hike 'compelling'

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Fed's Lockhart sees solid case for December rate hike barring any imminent shocks.

Solid GDP, but a rate cut is coming

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The economy is finding sources of growth to offset the slump in mining investment, but it will likely need more help from monetary easing next year.

RBA holds cash rate at 2%

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Reserve Bank of Australia chills on cut, maintains rates at record-low level of 2 per cent.

Housing prices continue to cool

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Sydney, Melbourne prices slide as out-of-cycle rate hikes, investor crackdown curbs growth.

RBA likely to keep rates on hold

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Analysts confident the Reserve Bank will leave rates alone at final meeting for 2015.

Wages have been hit by a perfect storm

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Three structural developments will ensure wage growth and inflation remain suppressed even as the economy and labour market continue to recover next year and beyond.

Weekend Economist: No change

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A re-run of the Reserve Bank's about-face on rates that occurred this time last year looks unlikely.

Give it to us straight on the brutal budget

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Treasurer Scott Morrison needs to spell out how tough it will be to repair the economy.

BoE officials in no hurry to raise rates

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Bank of England policymakers outline concerns about lacklustre UK inflation.

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