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
Thu, 17 Dec, 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
While investors, traders, and forecasters may be on the fence as to whether the Fed pulls the trigger today on the first US interest rate hike in nearly a decade, Wall Street’s “smart money” is decisive on one thing: Market volatility will linger.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
Minutes of a meeting published last night show that US Federal Reserve officials in July said that while conditions for raising interest rates were approaching, they saw more room for labour market healing and need more confidence that inflation is moving towards their goal.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Federal Reserve policymakers expressed concern last month that increasing interest rates too soon could pour cold water on the US economic recovery, and fretted over the impact of dropping “patient” from the central bank’s rate guidance.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
Five years after the credit crisis began, Western economies are confronting the prospect of a lost decade of growth, and international diplomats are warning the damage could get even worse if Europe allows its sovereign debt crisis to fester much longer.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2012
UNEXPECTEDLY weak US job numbers for August yesterday reinforced fears of recession, driving investors out of stocks and into the safety of bonds, gold and the Swiss franc. World stocks fell nearly 2 percent after the US Labour Department said employers added no new jobs in August and July’s figure was revised lower.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2011
US TREASURY two-year notes rose yesterday, pushing yields to a record low, after Federal Reserve officials said economic growth is “considerably slower” and the Treasury’s sale of $32 billion in three-year notes drew stronger-than-average demand in the first note sale since Standard & Poor’s cut the US debt rating on August 5.
Wed, 10 Aug, 2011
US government bond prices closed sharply higher, sending yields to new lows, after a weaker-than-expected July nonfarm payroll report raised expectations that the Federal Open Market Committee may cut interest rates to ensure economic growth, dealers said.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2002