ARTICLES RELATING TO INTEREST RATES

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.

Brace for rate hikes in 2015 - debt expert

2015-01-28 12:02

Inflation rates are likely to quickly increase as 2015 progresses, forcing Sarb to start another rate hiking cycle, warns a debt expert.

BoE's Forbes hints rates may rise sooner

2015-01-26 15:30

British interest rates may rise sooner than many people expect if inflation rebounds strongly from its current decline, says a Bank of England rate setter.

Interest rate cut could be looming

2015-01-19 14:38

South African interest-rate derivatives are starting to predict a Sarb interest-rate cut as the slump in oil drives inflation to the lowest in a year.

Spotlight on ECB as inflation dips

2014-12-01 12:50

The ECB's monthly rate meeting will focus minds on the debate over quantitative easing in the eurozone as a series of data releases sheds light on European woes.

India under pressure to cut rates

2014-11-25 16:35

India's economic growth probably slowed to around 5% in the three months to September, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates, sources say.

China rate cut knocks legs from under yuan

2014-11-23 12:45

China's surprise interest rate cut is another step toward softening the exchange rate, setting the yuan on course to end the year lower.

Homebuyers welcome rate decision - ooba

2014-11-20 20:01

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% will be welcomed by home buyers, says bond originator ooba.

 

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.

Interest rate cut likely postponed - economist

2015-01-26 21:00

Despite the low oil price, the SA Reserve Bank will most likely not cut the interest rate at its upcoming MPC meeting, according to an economist.

Interest rates likely unchanged - expert

2015-01-19 19:34

The key question is whether new Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago can maintain his stance that SA is in a rate hiking cycle, says an economist.

IMF urges SA to keep inflation in check

2014-12-11 08:42

Falling oil prices and cuts in stubborn government deficits are giving the Reserve Bank room to be accommodative, but it must remain vigilant on inflation, says the IMF.

Interest rates might stick at 3% - BoE

2014-11-26 13:45

The Bank of England's chief economist Andrew Haldane says official interest rates in Britain, after they start to rise, may end up sticking at 3%.

China prepared to cut rates again - sources

2014-11-23 15:24

China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, sources say.

Sarb: Rates must go up at some point

2014-11-20 20:58

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has indicated that future interest rate increases will depend on domestic and international factors.

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