Interest Rates

Dog days are here: Garnaut

Economist says currency needs to depreciate further: report.

Weekend Economist: Down, then Up!

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Weakness domestically early in 2015, strength internationally in 2016; when it comes to rates, the market is underestimating these two themes.

US Fed to remain 'patient' on rates

Central bank drops talk of 'considerable time', unlikely to hike in 'next couple of meetings'.

Fed officials see slower pace of rate hikes

Forecasts point to slower pace of rate normalisation strategy than previously tipped.

The UK’s soft inflation blessing

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A low inflation read-out has taken the pressure off the Bank of England to raise rates quickly, and the UK should begin 2015 on a strong note.

Aust recession unlikely, OECD says

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OECD believes RBA rate cuts possible next year, but risk of recession is low.

Russia raises key interest rate

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Russian central bank announces dramatic hike in key rate from 10.5% to 17% as rouble slides.

Weekend Economist: Two-way bet?

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It's curious the Governor has increased the barrier for a rate cut, while arguing for a lower Australian dollar as well.

BoE seeks more transparency

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Bank of England to change the way it conducts interest rate-setting meetings.

Aust dollar sinks as Stevens tips US75c

Local unit touches new four-year low on RBA commentary, US data before minor rebound.

Interest rates to remain low, RBA says

RBA's Edwards says slow growth affords freedom on rates, cautions on govt surplus push.

Russian central bank raises key rate

by AFP
Russian central bank raises rates by one percentage point to shore up ruble.

RBNZ holds cash rate at 3.5%

Reserve Bank of New Zealand signals more gradual rate hikes amid soft inflation.

ECB building bond-buying case

ECB's chief economist says bond-buying would have desired impact on inflation.

Costello sees need for rate cut

Former treasurer says there is a ‘strong case’ to drop the cash rate next year: report.

Weekend Economist: Basis to cut

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The Reserve Bank has always stressed more rate cuts could come if necessary. If things keep going as they are now, we'll be there by February.

ECB to reassess stimulus in 2015

European Central Bank leaves rates on hold, will weigh QE early next year.

UK central bank holds rates steady

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Bank of England keeps benchmark interest rate on hold Thursday, as inflation cools.

Three forces that could trigger Australia's next recession

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Predicting a recession is fraught with difficulties, but it’s important to understand the risks facing the Australian economy.

Fed's Fischer says first rate step the hardest

Federal Reserve vice chairman outlines steady process to follow first hike.

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