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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Interest rates ready for lift-off

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... Zealand has taken one small step on the path to higher interest rates, but the move marks a giant leap for global monetary policy evolution. No nation in the Group of 10 currency bloc- New Zealand ... hackles are up. The whispering campaign for tighter policy has already begun. Growth at 3.3 per cent with interest rates at 0.5 per cent will be complete anathema to the Bank of England. Central ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Bank of England survey finds 40pc of Britons expect rise in interest rate

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Expectations of UK rate rise grow, survey finds Britons' expectations for an interest rate increase over the next year are on the rise even as their inflation ... that it is in no rush to raise interest rates. Britain's economy staged a faster-than-expected rebound last year, forcing the bank in February to revise its forward guidance policy, designed to signal ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Yellen and Carney face test over interest rates

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... Federal Reserve: how to convey the likely path of policy as stronger-than-expected growth moves up the likely date for reaching thresholds for considering an interest rate increase. In the US ... are assessing the second phase of forward guidance, now that stronger-than-expected growth has moved up the likely date for reaching their threshold for considering an interest rate increase. ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    European Central Bank adopts wait and see attitude on interest rates

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt and Washington ECB adopts wait and see attitude on interest rates The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged, holding off fresh policy action to combat ... A downward revision to the inflation outlook then could prompt a policy move. The ECB held its main interest rates at 0.25 per cent. It also left unchanged the deposit rate it pays on bank deposits ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    India raises interest rates over capital outflow fears

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mumbai Central bank's move comes after Indian rupee fell 11 per cent against US dollar last year India raises interest rates over capital outflow fears India surprisingly raised interest rates yesterday to dampen inflation, saying it was now better prepared to deal with the risk of major capital outflows roiling emerging economies. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... mishandle its effort to gradually end the bond buying it has used to lower long-term interest rates to concerns that the political standoff over Russia's annexation of Crimea could undermine ... of low-interest rate policies pursued over the past five years by the Fed and other central banks. The IMF communique said the Fed needed to clearly communicate its future moves to avoid taking markets ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Fed moves to correct concern over rates

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... moves to correct concern over rates Federal Reserve officials fretted last month that investors would overreact to policymakers' fresh forecasts on interest rates that appeared to map out ... the dollar to weaken. Traders pushed out their expectations of a first Fed rate hike by about six weeks, to July 2015, trading in interest-rate futures showed. The minutes "eased concern from ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Welcome to euro casino

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in the process. They were banking on the euro to fail. When the QE money finally peters out and the ECB begins to question the validity of zero interest rate monetary policy enduring any further, ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... through train for the cross trading of shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai. However, more complex reforms that would hurt vested interest groups could be delayed, such as overhauling the land system, ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian jobs revival surprises

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... Bank of Australia's optimism that the economy is picking up speed and that there is no need to cut interest rates further from their record low of 2.5 per cent. The futures market had ...




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