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Interest Rates

Banks will have bigger say in setting interest rates

China's banks will play a larger role in setting their own interest rates, top bankers said yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th party congress.

The move is likely to intensify competition and, possibly squeeze bank profit margins.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 4:10am

South Korea cuts key interest rate as economy slows

South Korea's central bank yesterday cut its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent in response to a stronger-than-than-expected slowing of economic growth.

The second cut in three months followed downward revisions of the country's growth forecast for this year and data showing a significant slump in exports and manufacturing activity.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Bank of Korea sets its policy on growth

The Bank of Korea (BOK) said risks to growth were rising and that its policy would focus on supporting the economy, according to a report ahead of next week's decision on rates.

3 Oct 2012 - 2:27am

China unlikely to ease controls on interest rates soon

Beijing took a small step towards liberalising its interest-rate regime in June, but the central bank is quietly signalling that further concrete steps will not be taken any time soon.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:46am

US Fed tipped not to raise rates until 2015

Just six months ago, money market traders expected the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of next year, but now they see them at record lows for about three more years as the economic outlook worsens.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:30am

NZ's central bank expected to leave interest rates unchanged this week

New Zealand’s central bank is seen as a sure bet to keep its key rate at a record-low level for a 12th straight meeting this week as low inflation, the high local dollar, and a challenging global outlook need no immediate policy action.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:36am

HK companies support review of interbank borrowing mechanism

Fund managers and listed companies have expressed support for a planned Hong Kong review of the local interbank rate setting to ascertain whether any manipulation is occurring.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:56am

Inflation fears put check on more interest rate cuts

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) may not be too keen to cut interest rates further to combat slowing growth because the impact on demand is likely to be limited.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

The rate that sets the lending standard

The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, touches many aspects of people's lives, from their investments to home mortgages.

But few outside financial institutions actually know what it is.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Global home prices expected to decline

Global residential property prices, including luxury home prices in Hong Kong, are likely to fall this year, international property consultancy Knight Frank said.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am