Interest Rates

Bank of England deputy says Brexit cannot delay rate hikes

The Bank of England cannot be expected to delay interest rate hikes in light of Brexit, a deputy governor has warned.<p>Ben Broadbent - a member of the …

Economy

Sell Property REITs?

Fears over REITs are increasing. Investors are worried of potential interest rate hikes, the state of the retail industry, current market valuation, …

Investing

How WealthBar’s chief investment officer is bracing for higher interest rates

Rising interest rates have some investors rethinking their portfolios, in particular, the fixed-income portion. For Neville Joanes, WealthBar's chief investment officer, that could mean a shift in the robo-adviser's portfolio away from government bonds that carry interest-rate risk. In response to …

Finance

Brexit does not necessarily mean lower interest rates says Bank of England deputy

The Brexit process will not necessarily force the Bank of England to lower interest rates, according to one of its influential deputy governors.<p>The …

Economics

Weekly mortgage applications rise as rates briefly fall back

Homeowners took advantage of a pullback in interest rates at the beginning of last week, hoping to refinance before the next rise.<p>That pushed total …

Mortgages

Fed should stand pat on interest rates for now: Bullard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should keep its benchmark interest rate at current levels until there is an upswing in inflation, St. …

World Economy

Boom times for business despite all the problems

The latest monthly survey from the National Australia Bank business index looks so good you have to ask yourself the following question.<p>Just what …

Economy

Central banks struggle to adjust to life without the big guns

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - As financial markets come to terms with the end of cheap money being pumped into the system, central bankers must learn again …

Economy

First homebuyers in Australia among big winners as rate competition heats up

First homebuyers are set to be big winners as lenders compete on interest rates. Up to 30 providers have already made at least one variable rate cut …

Mortgages

The seven-year interest rate itch: no, the RBA shouldn't scratch

Inflation is dormant, growth sluggish and macro-prudential tools are doing their job to limit the instability of low rates<p>Rather surprisingly, despite weak retail trade growth, record low wages growth and overall sluggishness in the economy, some economists have begun to call for the Reserve Bank …

Economy

Why record low interest rates can't last

If you're not confused about what's happening with the economy right now, you haven't been paying close enough attention.<p>Genuine head scratching at …

Economy

Europe vulnerable to next economic downturn

Europe faces a serious problem. Although economic activity has recently increased, the eurozone has lost the ability to respond to the next downturn …

Economy

Fed policymaker sees further rate rises

<b>US interest rates are likely to rise again next month and a further three times next year, one of the Federal Reserve's rate-setters has said.</b><p>John Williams, who sits on the Fed's Open Markets Committee, said a rate rise in December "makes sense, at least based on the information I have today".<p>He …

Business

Bank Of England Raised Interest Rates, With More To Come; Look For A Reversal Of Quantitative Easing

Inflation at 3% in United Kingdom, forcing the BoE to move.<p>Quantitative easing should be reversed to quell future inflation.<p>The overall economy is …

Economy

Data Brand Dependence

If it is a day ending in “y” you can be sure there is somewhere in the financial press a story or “news report” of the looming bond selloff – even if …

Economy

Rethinking macro-economics: Monetary policy

For the countries affected by the 2007-08 financial crisis, the recovery has been lacklustre. There was no self-equilibrating 'V'-shaped return to …

Economy

Bond Bears And Why Rates Won't Rise

Here we go again…<p>Since June of 2013, I have been writing about the reasons why rates can’t rise much and why calls for the end of the <i>“bond bull</i> …

Economy

Why Higher Interest Rates Are Good for Bank Stocks

When interest rates are rising, banks are happy.<p>The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates in both of the last two Decembers, and it seems …

Investing

Eurozone’s fortunes turn on further reform steps

Another week, another vote of confidence in the health of the eurozone economy. The latest forecasts from the European Commission suggest the …

Economics

The Day When A UK Interest Rate Hike Really Was Scary

As hinted at many times since the start of October, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney has announced the first increase in the base lending rate …

Economy

How fast will UK interest rates rise? (Podcast cut)

How quickly does the Bank of England think that the base rate will rise after its first move up? Simon Lambert looks at the figures and outlines the …

Economy

Centuries of Data Forewarn of Rapid Reversal From Low Interest Rates

Forget secular stagnation. One historian says the world is actually in its ninth “real rate depression” and 700 years of data show that – when it …

Economy

The Big Reversal: Inflation And Higher Interest Rates Are Coming Our Way

<i>This interaction will spark a runaway feedback loop that will smack asset valuations back to pre-bubble, pre-pyramid scheme levels.</i><p><b>According to the</b> …

Economy

Analysts watch for ’catalysts for correction’ as market valuations hit levels not seen since before two historic crashes

Soaring stock market valuations on both sides of the Atlantic are stoking fears of a looming correction as valuations hit levels not seen since the …

Economy

Interest rates remain on hold as lending restrictions take effect

The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate on hold at the record low of 1.5 per cent for the 15th month in a row, as economists warn any lift in …

Economy

All About the Economics of Interest

What is Interest?:<p>Interest, as defined by economists, is the income earned by the lending of a sum of money. Often the amount of money earned is …

Economy

RBA expected to keep rates on hold

The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to leave interest rates unchanged for the 15th month in a row on Tuesday, as it considers recent data that …

Economy

Interest Rates: Not Going Back To 'Normal' Anytime Soon

<i>Interest rates are set to move higher, but as Russ explains, we are still a long ways away from the long-term average of 6% 10-year Treasury …

Economy

HERE COMES THE RBA INTEREST RATE DECISION...

Photo: Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images.<p>The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is about to announce its November interest rate decision.<p>While no one …

Economy

Small tweak has big impact on interest rates, inflation

Inflation will drop significantly lower than it already is and interest rates are unlikely to rise before the end of 2019 after the Australian Bureau …

Economy