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Japan funds seek exemption from negative interest rates

Financial Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Japan's investment industry is seeking protection from negative interest rates as the central bank's policy comes into effect this week and threatens a $100bn slab of savings.

Canada could adopt negative interest rates within the next two years, Citi says

Financial Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Canada could be among a handful of countries to adopt negative interest rates in the next two years as the European policy experiment gains popularity, says a new report from Citigroup.
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Why The Fed Won't Adopt Negative Interest Rates

Forbes - ‎15 hours ago‎
If you are worried about the Fed following other major central banks by adopting negative interest rates, rest easy. Not only is the Chairman and the FOMC not inclined to do so; they cannot do so under current procedures for conducting monetary policy.

Major central banks tear up interest rate plans as market turmoil forces them into reverse - ‎13 hours ago‎
G7 central banks are expected to cut interest rates - Highcharts Cloud Number of moves anticipated in 2016 G7 central banks are expected to cut interest rates Source: Danske Bank 2 0 0 6 Expected at the start of the year Expected now Hikes Cuts 0 2 4 6 8.
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We expect RBI to cut interest rates by 0.25% on April 5: BofA-ML

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on February 2 left key interest rate unchanged citing inflation risks and growth concerns while pegging further easing of monetary policy on government's budget proposals.

Deposit interest rates feel the squeeze

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Westpac is the largest of a handful of financial institutions to cut interest rates on savings accounts since the start of this year, as banks try to resist a squeeze on their profit margins.
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Negative Interest Rates Aimed at Driving Small Banks Out of Business and Eliminating Cash: Economics Professor

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Japan has had ultra-low rates for years and its economy has been terrible. Trillions of debt in Europe now trades at negative interest rates and its economy isn't exactly booming. Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland all have negative interest rates, but ...
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Why they're talking about negative interest rates: Mayers

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The notion of interest rates below zero seems pretty crazy. Do the banks pay you to take out a mortgage? Not quite. It's more a desperate move by central banks in Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the European Union to stimulate their economies.

Negative Interest Rates Mark New Tool for Central Bank

Voice of America - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Negative interest rates are the new tool in the central banks' collections of monetary policies. They are being tried out by central banks in Japan and Europe, and might come to the United States.

Interest rates remain low because we need more borrowers

MoneySense - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Michael Walker, chairman of the Fraser Institute Foundation, writes: “Interest rates in the 29 economies that make up 90% of the world's GDP are low because—and to the extent that—these economies are experiencing a dearth of borrowers and hence a ...
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Negative interest rates? That's a negative. - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Just a few years ago, economists were certain that interest rates could never fall lower than zero. Last week, however, Japan's central bank announced the interest rate on bank reserves will drop to -0.1 per cent. The European Central Bank's rate has ...
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Interest rates alone can't safeguard economy, Bank of Canada says - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada says its trend-setting interest rate should not be considered the primary tool responsible for shoring up the country's financial system.

Equitable's 3% interest rate ups discount-bank battle: Mayers

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
So how long might Equitable's too-good-to-be-true interest offer last? CEO Andrew Moor admits the rate will eventually drop, but maintains that won't happen anytime soon.

Gilts plunge as interest rate rises recede

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
It is certainly the case that low interest rates on gilts are in contrast to rising yields in some of the countries on the periphery of the eurozone, such as Greece and Portugal.
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Next Fed move could be a rate CUT

CNBC - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In recent days, Fed officials have discussed the possibility of going to negative interest rates. In congressional testimony Wednesday, Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed last explored the idea of taking the interest paid on banks' excess reserves ...
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Pimco's Mather Says Negative Interest Rates Making Things Worse

Bloomberg - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Prominent bond managers have a message for central bankers: negative interest rates won't work. Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc., Scott Mather of Pacific Investment Management Co.

Why Low Interest Rates Aren't Low Enough to Save Stocks

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Interest rates are low, but for many American companies they may not be nearly low enough. The pain in financial markets continued Thursday, with worries about banks' credit exposures and a fresh decline in oil prices helping send stocks around the ...
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WSJ: Negative Interest Rates Drive Gold Price Surge

Newsmax - ‎15 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen this week testified that the bank had considered a policy of negative interest rates, and instead chose other stimulus programs such as quantitative easing. Japan this month adopted a negative rate policy in an ...
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Sweden takes negative interest rates even lower as Riksbank fights to keep up with global stimulus - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Cutting interest rates forced Sweden's currency lower, falling by 1pc against the euro. The depreciation should help to lift inflation, as the imports bought by Swedish firms and consumers become more expensive priced in krona.
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Markets rule out UK interest rate rise until end of decade - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Expectations that the US Federal Reserve will delay further rate hikes have pushed back expectations for UK interest rates, following the Bank of Japan's decision last month to introduce negative rates and dovish messages from policymakers at the ...