ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

Fed sets rate hike stage with a test

2015-04-30 18:08

The Federal Reserve has set up a new system for holding press conferences by telephone, increasing the central bank's flexibility to explain an interest rate hike.

Will Draghi leave the ECB without raising rates?

2015-04-14 12:15

Investors are betting Mario Draghi will complete his eight-year term as head of the European Central Bank in 2019 without ever raising interest rates

Mauritius holds repo rate at 4.65%

2015-04-06 13:47

Mauritius' central bank is keeping its repo rate unchanged at 4.65%, says governor Ramesh Basant Roi.

Big chance for May rate hike, warns economist

2015-03-27 06:31

Some statements at the SA Reserve Bank announcement on interest rates suggest there may be a much higher probability of a rate hike in May, warns an economist.

Experts react over interest rate decision - As it happened

2015-03-26 14:38

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the interest rate the same at 5.75%.

India rate decision shows division at top

2015-03-15 20:00

Some top officials in the Reserve Bank of India say they are surprised by Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision to cut rates.

China cuts key interest rates

2015-03-01 17:08

The People's Bank of China has reduced its benchmark one-year lending rate by 0.25% in an attempt to spur growth.

Fed flags rate hikes on meeting basis

2015-02-25 10:00

The Federal Reserve is preparing to consider interest rate hikes "on a meeting-by-meeting basis," a subtle shift of emphasis that helps lay the groundwork.

Sharp drop in inflation

2015-02-18 11:33

The headline consumer price index (CPI) annual inflation rate has dropped 0.9% to reach 4.4% in January, Statistics SA says.

Steady rates ‘wrong choice’ for heavily indebted

2015-01-29 16:29

For over-indebted consumers, as well as for business and commerce, the MPC's decision not to lower interest rates was the wrong choice, says an expert.

 

ECB holds interest rates low, Greece casts shadow

2015-04-15 15:15

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of perking up the economy.

Fed Reserve to press ahead on rate hike plan

2015-04-09 09:15

US Federal Reserve officials have acknowledged risks from overseas and a weak start to the year but remained confident enough in the strength of the recovery.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Major banks leave interest rates unchanged

2015-03-26 17:34

Major SA banks have indicated that they will leave their interest rates unchanged following the SA Reserve Bank's announcement that the repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Fed opens door wider for rate hike, cautions on economy

2015-03-19 05:11

The Federal Reserve has moved a step closer to hiking rates for the first time since 2006, but downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections.

US jobs market flexes muscle as Feb payrolls soar

2015-03-08 11:39

US employers have stepped up hiring in February and the jobless rate fell to a 7-year low, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to up interest rates in June.

BoE's next move likely to be rate hike

2015-02-27 17:15

The Bank of England is expected to increase the interest rates because the factors that have pushed down inflation sharply are largely transitory.

US Fed fears hiking interest rates too soon

2015-02-19 19:30

Federal Reserve policymakers have expressed concern that raising interest rates too soon could pour cold water on the US economic recovery.

Russian central bank cuts rates

2015-01-30 19:30

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly cut its main interest rate as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices.

Fed upbeat on US economy, keeps rates steady

2015-01-29 08:34

The Federal Reserve says the US economy is expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains, signalling it still plans to raise interest rates this year.

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