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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Federal Reserve chief Yellen plans to keep US interest rates low

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US interest rates will not rise anytime soon amid shortfall of inflation and employment from their targets, says central bank head Janet Yellen Fed chief plans to keep rates low For Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen, monetary policy now is all about a simple rule familiar to any subway rider: mind the gap. In her first major speech on her policy ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... is reorienting investors towards more aggressive risk-taking, and this includes putting more bets on the carry trade- or borrowing at low interest rates to reinvest in a higher yielding instrument, often ...

  7. 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), ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... officials say. After a BRICS meeting with South American presidents in Brasilia on Wednesday, Xi will launch the China-Latin America forum, highlighting Beijing's growing interests in a region ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker June inflation data may prompt more stimulus from Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... "The weak inflation data leaves more scope for Beijing to step up use of targeted measures and even opens the opportunity window for blanket easing policy, such as an interest rate cut, ... 2015 economic growth meets its target of 7.5 per cent, but they are divided whether it will stick to small-scale measures used so far or take more aggressive steps such as interest rate cuts ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... States strategic and economic dialogue due to start today in Beijing, Kim said the two leading economies had many common interests and concerns to share, including climate change, trade ...




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