Interest Rates

Fed's Lockhart warns on US dollar

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Dennis Lockhart says he's now watching the dollar more closely, could impact rates call.

Don't cut rates further: Gonski

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ANZ chairman David Gonski says cheap oil and falling dollar are stimulating economy.

US Fed official sees hikes from mid-year

by AAP
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US central banker says Fed should raise rates soon to avoid overstimulating economy.

Citi flags more RBA cuts, lowers growth

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Citi slashes GDP forecasts, expects further RBA cuts will reduce cash rate to 1.75%.

Fed's Fischer tips 2015 rate hike

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US central bank on track to raise short-term rates this year, but moves may be uneven.

Risk warning as RBA mulls rate cut

Reserve Bank considers lowering rates as APRA voices concern over elevated housing risk.

RBA 'has talked' about further cuts

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Glenn Stevens says the RBA still hopes to assist economic transition away from mining.

What's the rates end game?

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The only way out of the mess created by unconventional monetary policies is for central banks to work in unison to normalise rates in a coordinated fashion.

BoE official sees rate cut potential

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Central bank's chief economist says next move in rates may be down, not up.

RBA rate cut seen as certainty after Fed meeting

by AAP
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Financial markets pricing 100% chance of a local rate cut in April or May.

Fed drops 'patient' view on rates

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Fed projections hint at less aggressive rate moves as growth, inflation forecasts cut.

Sweden shocks with latest rates move

by AFP
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Sweden's central bank moves its key interest rate further into negative territory.

Rate cut to boost growth: Westpac

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Westpac-MI leading index lifts above trend rate for first time in more than a year.

IMF fearful of Fed's global impact

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Christine Lagarde warns of volatility in emerging markets if US central bank lifts rates.

RBA awaits data before further easing

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RBA's board meeting minutes show concern about speculative lending led to rates hold.

Don't bank on a Fed rate rise this year

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In determining whether the Fed is running out of patience and keen to hike rates, investors need to ask themselves just one question: what's really changed?

Economist sees rate hike by year end

by AAP
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Interest rates likely to rise later this year in response to a falling Australian dollar, Eslake says.

The RBA is no match for a system that undermines business

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Commercial lending was strong in January but the trend remains weak and in the absence of regulatory change, further rate cuts run the risk of boosting already inflated asset prices.

John Key should stay out of the rate debate

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The New Zealand Prime Minister might be a currency expert but he's wrong to remark on what action the RBNZ needs to take to lift inflation.

Subdued inflation would delay rate hikes: BoE

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Mark Carney hints interest rates in the UK may rise at a slower pace than expected.

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