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The case against negative interest rates

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Negative interest rates are simply the latest fruitless effort since the 2008 global financial crisis to revive economies by monetary measures.
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Why higher interest rates could actually be good for the housing market

Yahoo Finance - ‎8 hours ago‎
The S&P 500 ( ^GSPC) has been resilient this week despite the rising chances of a Fed interest rate hike in the coming months.

Wall Street jumps as investors buoyed by prospect of US interest rate rise

ABC Online - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Stocks on Wall Street have jumped by more than 1 per cent, with investors buoyed by the prospect of a rise in US interest rates over the next few months. Comments from policymakers strongly indicate that interest rates may rise in June. The Dow Jones ...
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Why the Fed's Interest Rate Rise Will Crash Gold in June

Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition - ‎22 hours ago‎
Gold has surged nearly 20% this year. After hitting a 15-month high, and breaching US$1,300 per ounce, most punters are turning bullish.
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Mortgage bills could rise even if Bank cuts interest rates on Brexit vote, Carney warns - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Interest rates may have to rise in the face of a slowing economy if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to the Governor of the Bank of England.

Interest rate slowdown hits borrowers - ‎May 23, 2016‎
“When the Reserve Bank puts rates up, lenders are very, very fast to pass on increases to customers,” she said. Mozo had found rate rises generally came twice as quickly as rate cuts, she said. “In most cases it's about lenders making a bit of extra ...

What Are Negative Interest Rates And Should You Worry About Them?

Forbes - ‎9 hours ago‎
In some places outside the U.S., the cost of borrowing money has dipped below zero. It's a strange concept and basically means that money kept in a bank deposit would actually shrink instead of grow.

Wall Street's Interest Rate Scandal

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Barclays employee told a New York Fed official that “we know that we're not posting um, an honest rate.” The employee indicated that other big banks made similarly bogus reports, saying that the British institution wanted to “fit in with the rest of ...
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Fed's Yellen may send interest-rate message by not making one

MarketWatch - ‎8 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is likely to avoid spilling the beans at Harvard event Friday on next interest-rate increase. A handful of Federal Reserve VIPs have signaled an interest-rate increase is coming soon, but don't expect central ...

US Federal Reserve unlikely to hike interest rates soon: Manishi Raychaudhuri, BNP Paribas

Economic Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The US Federal Reserve is unlikely to increase interest rates any time soon, and any subsequent rate hike will depend on economic data points said Manishi Raychaudhuri , managing director and Asia Pacific Equity Strategist, BNP Paribas.
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US stocks jump as rising interest rates help banks higher

CNBC - ‎May 24, 2016‎
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are jumping Tuesday morning as rising interest rates give bank stocks a lift. Investors are also buying big-name technology companies.
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Bank Indonesia's Loosening Monetary Policy: Impact of Lower Interest Rates

Indonesia Investments (press release) - ‎18 hours ago‎
Moreover, a lower interest rate environment opens room for accelerated economic growth. Recently, Juda Agung, Executive Director of Bank Indonesia's Economic and Monetary Policy Department, said Indonesia's export performance will most likely remain ...

If the Fed Raises Interest Rates, Buy These 3 Banking Stocks

Nasdaq - ‎3 hours ago‎
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's April meeting suggest that officials are open to the possibility of raising interest rates as early as June. After the minutes were released, stocks as a whole went lower. However, one sector saw shares shoot up ...

Fed's Kashkari calls negative interest rates 'perverse'

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Wednesday that negative interest rates, used by central banks in Europe and Japan to stimulate their economies, would only be a last resort for the U.S.
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Inflation, Or Why Raise Interest Rates

Seeking Alpha - ‎13 hours ago‎
The minutes of the Fed's April 26-27 meeting convinced almost everyone that the Fed will raise interest rates at its next meeting in June, but left them wondering why.

Why the lowest interest rate might not always be the best

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
After you've found the perfect home and the mortgage with the best interest rate, you're not quite done, Jenelle Cameron says.

Interest rates going to 1.25% says Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Are dividend shares your best bet?

Motley Fool Australia - ‎May 22, 2016‎
According to a recent report by economists at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) investors should prepare themselves for a further two interest rate cuts of 0.25% in both August and November. If the Commonwealth Bank's prediction proves ...

Getting ahead in a low-interest rate environment

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 21, 2016‎
A few hours before budget night the Reserve Bank dropped official interest rates to 1.75 per cent. On the positive side, there are now variable rate home loans well under 4 per cent.

Lowering Interest Rates On Payday Loans Is Not Enough

Huffington Post Canada - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than half (55 per cent) took out more than one payday loan in the past 12 months, so reducing the interest rate will save these individuals money.