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UK banks prepare response to expected interest rate cut

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
High street banks are preparing to set out how they will respond to the interest rate cuts likely to be sparked by the Brexit vote, amid expectations it could pressure them to cut jobs and earmark more branches for closure.

And you thought low interest rates can help revive capex? Or does it work the other way

Economic Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
They argued that interest rates are so low today that they are not even enough to support banks. Hence, we are seeing a liquidity-driven speculative bubble in almost all possible asset classes.
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European Central Bank holds interest rates at record lows - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The European Central Bank kept its interest rates and forward guidance unchanged as expected on Thursday but will likely use a news conference to address a growing list of obstacles that again threaten to derail its efforts to lift growth and inflation.

Don't be fooled by this interest rate mistake

MoneySense - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The table shows what the bank's risk managers think will happen to its net interest income in the event that interest rates climb, or fall, by one percentage point. The same move is also described as a 1% increase, or decrease, in interest rates ...

Low Interest Rates And Possible Bubble Trouble

Forbes - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Yesterday, someone asked me about the housing market: was it back in a bubble? My answer was no, at a national level, although certain areas are showing distinctly bubble-like conditions.

Love low interest rates? Some pensioners worry about the risks - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Years of low interest rates are putting pressure on Canadian pension funds and highlight the need for tougher regulations, says a pension advocacy group.

25% of world's GDP is in a negative interest rate scenario: Sunil Subramaniam

Economic Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Among these three tools, the first temptation for any economy is to go up behind the rate cut and the monetary policy. Now what has happened is that because of this, many economies have reached zero per cent interest rate. Some economies are even ...
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Yellen's Great Interest Rates Game

ValueWalk - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
I am not quite the grandmaster at the classic board game chess, but I do enjoy playing and teaching the game to my kids. One of the hardest concepts to grasp for a 7-year-old is the need to think several moves ahead.

New federal loans for students, parents have lower interest rates - ‎9 hours ago‎
PITTSBURGH - Although the cost of attending college continues to go up, new federal loans for undergraduates, graduate students and parents have fallen.
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Bank of Canada holds interest rate steady at 0.5% - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.5% on Wednesday, but says overly high house prices in some cities and the threat of Brexit are risks to Canada's economy down the line.
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Turkey's central bank cuts interest rates again after failed coup - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The bank cut the highest of the multiple interest rates it uses to set policy to 8.75 per cent. It left its benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged at 7.5 per cent.
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Are low interest rates doing more harm than good? - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
It was fitting for a man who's now expected to fix the U.K.'s looming economic crisis using, mainly, a single, indiscriminate weapon—interest rate policy—that's been mostly emptied of ammunition. Nevertheless, as the British pound plunged to a 31 ...

Low interest rates make some fixed-index annuities shine

MarketWatch - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The conundrum is this: Experts have consistently said that ultra-low interest rates have no place to go but up, but the financial markets continue to ignore them and push rates down further.
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Too early to start slashing interest rates, says top Bank of England official - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Bank of England should not cut interest rates until there is more evidence of the economic impact of the Brexit vote, according to a top policymaker.

Deposit interest rates in Albania fall to new low

Xinhua - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
TIRANA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The average interest rate in domestic currency deposits fell to a historical low of 0.8 percent in May in Albania, Albanian Daily News reported Saturday.

ABN Amro preparing for negative interest rates

NL Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
ABN Amro business clients may soon feel the effects of the European Central Bank's low interest rates. From October 1st, the Dutch bank is adjusting its conditions to state that the bank can give negative interest rates to account holders with a ...

How to survive in the brave new world of negative interest rates

South China Morning Post - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
It remains an article of investment faith that low interest rates translate into stimulus and growth, but history and current events are proving this to be dangerously wrong.

POLL-Nigeria central bank expected to raise interest rates on July 26

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
JOHANNESBURG, July 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank is likely to raise interest rates on Tuesday in an attempt to curb soaring inflation and attract foreign capital, but it runs the risk of triggering a recession, a Reuters poll showed on Friday ...
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Brazil's New Central Bank Keeps Interest Rates High

Forbes - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
If anyone thought that Ilan Goldfajn, Brazil's new central bank governor, would cut interest rates down to size sooner rather than later, they were left wanting on Wednesday.
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Bank of England policymaker says no rush to cut interest rates – as it happened

The Guardian - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Over time, interest rates will need to be reduced significantly in order to stimulate demand in the economy. But at the same time, this will reduce the appeal of the lira as a higher yielding currency for foreign investors.