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Interest Rates

ECB expected to usher in new year with steady interest rates

The European Central Bank will usher in 2013 with steady interest rates at its first policy meeting this year to keep up the pressure on governments to solve the debt crisis, analysts predict.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 4:31am

Quantitative easing and macro factors keys to investment success

The American comedian Will Rogers provided sage advice about investing: "Don't gamble. Take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Monetary Authority investigates UBS over possible Hibor rate misconduct

Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it has begun investigating UBS for possible misconduct involving the setting of the city's interbank interest rate, raising fresh concerns that the Swiss bank faces more trouble.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

Major banks convicted in Milan fraud case

Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, UBS and Depfa Bank have been convicted by a judge in Milan for their role in overseeing fraud by their bankers in the sale of derivatives to the city.

Judge Oscar Magi yesterday ordered that about €90 million (HK$926 million) of assets be seized from the banks and that the firms pay sanctions of €1 million each. He also convicted nine bankers of fraud.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am

UBS fined HK$12b for rigging global interest rates

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, must pay about 1.4 billion Swiss francs (HK$11.84 billion) to US, British and Swiss regulators for trying to rig global interest rates, triple the penalties levied against Barclays.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am

Organised bank crimes

Every morning, from his desk by the bathroom at the far end of Royal Bank of Scotland Group's trading floor overlooking London's Liverpool Street station, Paul White punched a series of numbers into his computer.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Learning from history

United States Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has moved the central bank further into uncharted policy territory in combating joblessness by tying the bank's interest rate outlook to unemployment and inflation, while committing its balance sheet to an even faster expansion.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Federal Reserve to spend US$45 billion to sustain bond purchases

The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates super-low to boost the U.S. economy even after the job market has improved significantly.

13 Dec 2012 - 7:34am

The Week Explained: Low interest rates

We are stuck in a low interest rate environment likely to remain at this level for some time, not least because governments are competing aggressively to keep rates down to avoid an appreciation in the value of their currencies.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am

Low interest rates to spur New Zealand homes market

More New Zealand consumers expect house prices to rise in the next 12 months, as demand spurred by record-low interest rates outstrips supply.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:18am