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Why the RBA will cut interest rates again

The Australian Financial Review - ‎12 hours ago‎
When the expected rate of inflation falls, real interest rates (nominal rates minus expected inflation) automatically rise, undermining business investment and economic growth.

Interest Rates May Rise, But Your Money Market Yield May Not

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Interest rates may be inching upwards, but it may be some time before your money market account does. While popular wisdom is that rates can only increase, many money market funds have been operating at losses.
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Intesa Profit Drops as Record-Low Interest Rates Hit Revenue

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chief Executive Officer Carlo Messina, 53, is seeking to shore up earnings and improve asset quality as negative interest rates and faltering economic growth erode income from deposits and lending. Intesa agreed earlier this year to invest about 1 ...
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Interest rate cut won't reignite housing boom, says NAB chief Andrew Thorburn

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 5, 2016‎
National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn said this week's move to cut interest rates to record lows should boost consumer spending and confidence, but played down the risk that lower rates could reignite a debt-fuelled housing boom.
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Why RBA cut interest rates 1.75 per cent

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
In its decision to cut interest rates, the RBA said the board "took careful account of developments in the housing market" but noted that steps taken by regulators to tighten housing credit had led to an "abatement" of pricing pressures, therefore ...
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Donald Trump Says He Would Replace Janet Yellen, Supports Low Interest Rates

Wall Street Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
That position is at odds with Mr. Trump's earlier stance on low interest rates. In November, he said during a news conference that Ms. Yellen had held rates low for political reasons, to give President Barack Obama a boost as he winds down his term in ...

Sydney house auction market rises as interest rates and taxes are cut

Domain News - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Last Saturday's rate was higher than the 73.1 per cent recorded over the previous weekend but well below the boom-time 89.1 per cent recorded over the same weekend last year.
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Fed's Bullard undecided on the right path for interest rates

CNBC - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Federal Reserve policymakers in March forecast two rate increases this year but have been cautious amid slowing global growth and mixed U.S.
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Alarm bells ring over negative interest rates

Financial Times - ‎May 5, 2016‎
The alarm bells are ringing louder among investors facing a growing universe of negative and ultra-low interest rates in developed economies.

Gross: Negative Interest Rates Proving to Be a Disaster

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bill Gross, fund manager at Janus Capital, talks about the "disaster" of negative interest rates and what needs to be done with monetary and fiscal policy to help the economy.
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Has the Reserve Bank cut interest rates too much?

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Yes, maybe and no. There have been plenty of economists around this week happy to fall into line with the central bank's decision to cut interest rates to an all-time low of 1.75 per cent, based on the weak inflation numbers released last week. But the ...
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UPDATE 1-Traders bet Fed won't raise interest rates until 2017

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Adds details on fed funds futures, jobs report). May 6 Traders of futures tied to the Federal Reserve's benchmark policy rate on Friday pushed bets on the Fed's next interest-rate hike into next year, after the U.S. government reported fewer job gains ...

Fed Presidents Says Brexit Will Impact Interest Rate Decision

Fortune - ‎19 hours ago‎
His views on Brexit echo those of Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, who is attending the same conference, and who earlier this week said Britain's vote could “loom large” as the U.S.

This 'widow-maker' trade capitalizes on zero interest rates

CNBC - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The world of zero interest rates is making life tough for investors, particularly in the bond market. One fixed income expert believes he has a way to capitalize.

Hard-headed economist Ian Harper to guide interest rates

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 5, 2016‎
The newest member of the Reserve Bank board, Ian Harper, is returning to the institution where he began his working career three decades ago.

'Disappointing' US jobs growth derails hopes of June interest rate rise - ‎1 hour ago‎
US jobs growth has slowed to its weakest pace in seven months, setting back hopes for higher interest rates across the Atlantic.
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Opinion: Trump is right: The government should refinance to lock in low interest rates

MarketWatch - ‎May 5, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Donald Trump is right: Homeowners do it, businesses do it, and the government should do it too: The U.S.

Budget 2016: Ross Greenwood makes wrong call on interest rates. Again.

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 3, 2016‎
It was there we learned the Reserve Bank Board had cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to a skinny 1.75 per cent - no shock there, given the unexpectedly weak inflation figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Virgin Money: Brexit could push house prices down and interest rates up - ‎May 4, 2016‎
A vote to leave the EU could push house prices down and interest rates up, the chief executive of Virgin Money has warned. Jayne-Anne Gadhia believes that a leave vote in next month's referendum could reduce the flow of investment into London property ...

Why Retirees Buy REITs When Interest Rates Retreat

Seeking Alpha - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you follow the path of the orange line, the ups and downs of the ten-year interest rate, you can see that on almost every occasion when rates rise, the prices of the REITs in the above chart fall.