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Negative interest rates: necessary evil or symbol of greed? - ‎10 hours ago‎
If they were overwhelmed by a flood of customers switching accounts, the other banks might find themselves with far more deposits than they need, prompting them to send interest rates negative too, driving away those excess funds and saving money on ...
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Interest rate cut: good news for mortgages, bad news for savers

The Guardian - ‎19 hours ago‎
Next week the Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates for the first time in seven years - and whether you welcome the expected 0.25% cut will largely depend on which of the camps you find yourself in.
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Inflation data: Interest rate cut in August 50-50 call despite weak consumer prices

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
That result is still well below the RBA's target range of 2-3 per cent and keeps an interest rate cut next month firmly on the cards.
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Wall St: US stocks rise as Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold

ABC Online - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Analysts said the Fed's statement offered a fairly positive assessment of the US economy, prompting many to pencil in another interest rate increase for the end of the year. However, financial markets disagreed and pushed the US dollar and the odds of ...

US jobs growth to bolster case for interest rate rise - ‎6 hours ago‎
Strong jobs figures from the US will bolster the case for interest rates to rise with payroll data expected to show that the number of Americans facing unemployment is near its lowest since the financial crisis.
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What will the Reserve Bank do with interest rates in August? - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
This month, the Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold at 1.75% amid the chaos caused by Brexit and the Australian Federal election, but now 24 out of 25 economists surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting another rate cut, and financial markets put the ...
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Pressure on retail prices could clear the way for lower interest rates

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A lot to think about. The grocery war could help keep inflation down far enough that Glenn Stevens and the RBA Board choose to cut the cash rate again. Rob Homer. Share on twitter. by Karen Maley. The aggressive bid for a bigger share of the country's ...

How to beat negative interest rates

The Independent - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
If you're only being paranoid if they're not out to get you, Britain's savers have plenty to worry about. After years of plummeting savings interest rates, and hot on the heels of a Financial Conduct Authority report warning of 0.00 per cent interest ...
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Bank of Japan ups ETF purchases, keeps interest rates steady

CNBC - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Notably, the central bank left interest rates steady despite mounting pressure for aggressive easing from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration.
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Market close: Australian shares climb towards one-year high on interest rate cut hopes

ABC Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The US Fed appeared more upbeat on the US economic outlook, saying short term risks had diminished, but markets seemed to be betting the Fed is unlikely to raise rates in September, sending the gold price higher. Gold miner St Barbara fared the best, ...
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Bank of Russia Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
MOSCOW—The Bank of Russia kept interest rates unchanged on Friday but promised to consider lowering the cost of borrowing in the future.

More rate cuts coming your way - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
ING Direct head of product Tim Newman said now is the perfect time for borrowers to find a competitive interest rate. “It's a very competitive market at the moment and we're seeing record low home loan rates which is great news for borrowers,'' he said.

Home loan interest rates continue on their downward slide - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
InfoChoice also showed variable rates are coming down - lender ING Direct this month reduced owner occupier loans with a 80 to 90 per cent loan-to-value ratio to 3.99 per cent - down from 4.09 per cent.
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interest rate cut 'almost in the bag' for August

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The latest minutes from the Reserve Bank show Australia's central bank is set to cut interest rates if the economic outlook worsens and underlying inflation remains weak.
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US interest rates should rise, says Morgan Stanley's James Gorman

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
James Gorman has talked up the need for the US Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy. Luis Ascui. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus.

How Wells Fargo Is Dealing With Lower-for-Longer Interest Rates

Fox Business - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Lower interest rates reduce these assets' yields. Six years ago, when rates were higher, Wells Fargo's loan portfolio yielded 5.17%.

Children's savings accounts offering higher interest rates than general accounts - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
As interest rates remain at record lows, some families have discovered that children's savings accounts offer much higher rates of return than those for adults.

Where to put £1000 in a world of negative interest rates

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Dividends from some of Britain's biggest companies currently look very attractive compared to the prospect of zero interest rates on savings accounts. Take Legal & General, the insurer which has been around since 1836. Buy its shares today and, so long ...
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Bank of England hawk signals interest rate cut to tackle slowdown

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The prospect of a UK interest rate cut next week was virtually confirmed on Tuesday after a key member of the Bank of England's policymaking committee warned the economy was in a worse state than he expected just a week ago.