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Kiwi may rise if RBA cuts interest rates

SBS - ‎5 hours ago‎
The New Zealand dollar may rise this week on the prospects that the Reserve Bank of Australia will cut interest rates while prices are seen rising at the latest dairy auction.

Bank results, RBA's interest rate decision top agenda

The Australian Financial Review - ‎17 hours ago‎
Westpac is today, ANZ is on Tuesday, NAB on Thursday and CBA is on May 9. (Macquarie Group is on Friday.) Bloomberg. by Timothy Moore.

Interest rate decision: cut on the cards, time to think about locking in your home loan rate - ‎5 hours ago‎
“An increase in funding costs has forced many of Australia's lenders to lift their interest rates out of cycle with the Reserve Bank in recent months and moving forward this trend is expected to continue,'' she says.
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Home loan interest rates at record lows, house prices at dizzy heights: Is it really harder today? - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
But as it turns out the great Australian dream wasn't exactly smooth sailing for Baby Boomers who paid interest rates more than three times higher than compared to today.
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Low interest rates have costs

Times of Malta - ‎3 hours ago‎
By lowering interest rates, the ECB aims at making it easier for banks to lend to businesses who seem to have lost the appetite for taking risk which is the most essential element for economic growth.
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Strong US jobs growth to boost chances of interest rate rise - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Strong US jobs growth will light a path for a second interest rate rise by the Federal Reserve, amid growing signs that wage growth is picking up in the world's largest economy.
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Fiji banks warn of rising interest rates

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
Banks in Fiji have warned interest rates will rise after a new law tightening up credit reporting was passed in parliament last week.

Ultra-low interest rates have not stopped us saving - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Workers are saving more of their salary than they were 10 years ago, despite the dramatic fall in interest rates. Savers are now putting away 7.8pc of their income each month, an average of £98, according to National Savings & Investments' most recent ...
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Fed's Kaplan says he will advocate for raising interest rates gradually

CNBC - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Dallas Federal Reserve President, Robert Kaplan, on Friday pledged to push for gradual increases in the U.S. benchmark interest rate, as long as inflation continues to rise and the U.S. economy remains near full employment. The Fed, which is charged ...
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Provident Fund interest rate hike pales before double-digit returns from NPS

Economic Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The government made yet another concession to working-class anger on the Employees' Provident Fund by raising the interest rate payout for the financial year that's just ended to 8.8% from 8.7% that had been approved by the finance ministry ...
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Even Warren Buffett is confused by negative interest rates

MarketWatch - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“You can read Adam Smith, you can read [John Maynard] Keynes, you can read anybody and you can't find a word to my knowledge on prolonged zero interest rates—that is a phenomenon nobody dreamed would ever happen,” Buffett told CNBC in an ...

Cheap debt means default rates will be lower for longer too

The Australian Financial Review - ‎18 hours ago‎
If you have been a firm believer that the world is "turning Japanese" then you're part of a small group that would have been able to correctly call the downward direction of global interest rates. Whether the developed world is in fact headed to a low ...

Amid falling interest rates, 5 debt funds that could be good investment options

Financial Express - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Falling interest rate would have a definite impact your debt portfolio. Fixed deposits and other small savings will earn lower interest rates. In fact, recently the government cut small saving rates significantly. In such a scenario, debt mutual funds ...
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The case against an interest rate cut next Tuesday

The Age - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Some argue the Reserve Bank should cut interest rates in an attempt to reduce the value of the dollar and revive prospects for inbound tourism and education services.

Sophie ElsworthNews Corp Australia Network - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
“We have to follow up with a further cut to interest rates so our view is the cash rate will be down by 1.5 per cent.” Data from financial comparison website iSelect shows on a $300,000 30-year home loan the average standard variable rate is 4.57 per ...
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Bank of Russia Holds Interest Rates Unchanged

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
MOSCOW—The Bank of Russia held interest rates unchanged on Friday, and hinted it may cut borrowing costs in the near future if inflationary risks subside further.
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Dollar Weakens as Global Banks Hit Pause on Interest Rates

MetalMiner - ‎1 hour ago‎
That's exactly what happened to the U.S. dollar during 2014-2015 when we saw a dollar bull market built on expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise rates domestically while central banks around the globe would keep on lowering interest rates.
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Buffett's problem with negative rates

Yahoo Finance - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
February 9 -- The yield on Japan's benchmark 10-year government bonds fell below zero for the first time, an unprecedented level for a Group-of-Seven economy, as global financial turmoil and the Bank of Japan's adoption of negative interest rates drive ...

Negative Interest Rates Claim More Victims, Today It's Deutsche Bank - ‎18 hours ago‎
Especially if the environment of negative interest rates, zero inflation and slow growth remains in place, as it almost certainly will.