Interest Rates

Yellen outlines rates reasoning

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Fed chair says 'three big questions' need to be answered before rates lift.

Fed rates move tipped in 2015

Atlanta Fed President says first rates move likely in second half of 2015.

Tokyo investors frustrated by BoJ inaction

by AFP
Japanese markets could be weighed down next week.

BoE holds key interest rate

by AFP
Bank of England maintains bank rate at record low level of 0.5%.

Fed reassures market on rates

Minutes of latest meeting show accommodative stance to remain in force.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

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World Economic Outlook shows broader recovery, tips Aust growth below trend.

Fed policy 'sufficiently aggressive': Bullard

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Non-voting Fed member says unconventional policy has been effective.

Weekend Economist: Conditional confidence

The uneven nature of economic growth and volatile investment spending pose serious questions for emerging economic optimism.

ECB 'resolute' on easy money

by AFP
Mario Draghi says central bank remains ready to act if economy deteriorates.

ECB leaves rates unchanged

Central bank meets market expectations by keeping rates at record low 0.25%.

Rate rises will be modest: IMF

by AAP
International Monetary Fund says rates won't move fast in next few years.

Business calls for rates restraint

by AAP
Business groups urge RBA to take steady approach to rate hikes.

Can the RBA have its cake and eat it?

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The central bank has to weigh up several conflicting forces when it comes to monetary policy at the moment. Rising house prices and the currency are just two of them.

Economists see cash rate at 3.25% in 2015

by AAP
Survey of economists shows no change expected at today's RBA meeting, median forecast for cash rate at end of 2015 is 3.25%.

Inflation keeps rising: TD-MI

by AAP
Survey suggests inflation increase the beginning of the end for record low cash rate.

Germany expects ECB rate rise

by AFP
German finance ministry says ECB rate lift is not far away.

Weekend Economist: Stevens sense

The RBA governor's slightly more optimistic tone gives an important context to utterances about stable rates if forecasts are met.

Spanish consumer prices fall in March

by AFP
German inflation edges lower, sparking more stimulus speculation.

OECD sees central banks unwinding

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Co-operation says markets facing periods of 'considerable turmoil'.

Weekend Economist: Rates rationale

The Australian dollar has shown unusual resilience. With rate cuts now less likely, the currency could remain higher than some anticipated.