Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
The past number of years have been characterised by a widespread loosening of monetary policy in many countries and a scaling back of rate-hike expectations in economies where policy tightening had been expected to commence. This is now changing.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
Royal Bank of Scotland — which is owned by the UK — has told more than a million business customers that it may have to impose charges on deposits, which would make it the first British bank to introduce negative interest rates.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
A leading economist recommends investors should buy the bond debt of the so-called eurozone peripheral nations, such as Portugal, Spain and Italy, as market participants predict that ECB rates could stay at ultra-low levels for a decade.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Despite a considerable amount of volatility on financial markets and diverging trends in US and eurozone monetary policies, the key euro-dollar rate has remained quite range-bound over the past year, largely trading in a $1.06 and $1.15 corridor.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
Japan’s exports slowed for a second straight month in August in a worrying sign that China’s economic slowdown could deal a damaging blow to the world’s third-biggest economy and force policymakers to inject fresh stimulus before too long.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
The dollar fell after the Federal Reserve last night held off on raising interest rates. The US central bank declined to boost its short-term interest-rate target at a policy-setting meeting, opting to delay an increase amid stubbornly low inflation, an uncertain outlook for global growth and recent financial market turmoil.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Japan’s economy shrank at an annualised pace of 1.6% between April and June as exports slumped and consumers cut back spending, adding pressure on prime minister Shinzo Abe to step up his policy drive to lift the economy out of decades of deflation.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
Japan’s economy is likely to shift to an expansionary phase this fiscal year due to improvements in domestic demand, exports and a windfall from last year’s decline in oil prices, the Bank of Japan’s chief economist has said.
Tue, 19 May, 2015