Interest Rates


  • Here's where China is treading a fine line   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    Here's where China is treading a fine line

    Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses how Chinese authorities are trying to crackdown on margin financing while keeping its economy going.

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, the same as last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills were auctioned at a discount rate of 0.09 percent, down from 0.105 percent the previous week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.37, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.45.

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said Monday that rate cuts were not "useless," but that their potential had become more limited, and that he was optimistic on China's economy. Speaking during a question and answer session in New York following prepared remarks before the American Australian Association, Stevens said: "There's a...

  • What higher US interest rates will mean—for China Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:03 PM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange corporation on April 10, 2015 in Huaibei, Anhui province of China. The Shanghai composite index rised nearly 2% to 4,000 points at its close which reached the highest points in latest 7 years.

    Although Chinese companies may hold a lot of dollar debt, a Fed rate hike is unlikely to derail the Beijing-led economy, experts said.

  • What should you be doing with your money?   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    What should you be doing with your money?

    On the topic of rate hikes, Kevin Kelly, Recon Capital, and Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital, discuss where value is in the global market.

  • Any pullback should be bought: Pro   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    Any pullback should be bought: Pro

    Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo, and Eric Lascelles, RBC Global Asset Management, discuss where investors can find opportunity in the markets and analyze talk of rate hikes approaching.

  • SHANGHAI, April 20- China stocks surrendered early gains and dived on Monday in volatile trade as fears of a regulatory crackdown offset the central bank's boldest policy move yet to bolster the slowing economy. Although the government is supportive of a bull market, "the market will now start to price in an interest rate cut, and positive news flow appears to have...

  • *Interest rate swaps, money market yields down after RRR cut. SHANGHAI, April 20- China's short-term rates fell and interest rate swap yields declined on Monday following the central bank's larger-than-expected 100 basis point cut in banks' reserve ratio requirement at the weekend. The benchmark seven-day repo, considered the best indicator of short term...

  • Grexit: 'Low probability, but high impact'?   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET
    Grexit: A 'low probability, but high impact' event?

    If "Grexit" occurs, markets will likely see a correction, but the negative impact will fade quickly, says Sani Hamid, director, Wealth Management, Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance.

  • *Gold holds steady amid weaker dollar. SINGAPORE, April 20- Gold was little changed above $1,200 an ounce on Monday with a softer dollar providing support for the safe-haven metal, but a lack of robust physical demand and uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike kept investors on edge. "Gold is stuck near $1,200 as there is more interest in equity, oil...

  • These factors are fueling liquidity in China housing

    Sunday's reserve requirement ratio cut and the rally in stock markets are driving liquidity in the mainland's housing market, says Nicole Wong, regional head of Property Research at CLSA.

  • TORONTO, April 19- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, who has described a shock January interest rate cut as "insurance," said in an interview he didn't see the need for more insurance now, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Sunday.

  • China's RRR cut is a 'gamechanger': Nomura   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    China's RRR cut is a 'gamechanger': Nomura

    Freddy Lim, global head of Derivatives Strategy from Nomura, explains why Sunday's wider-than-expected cut in the reserve requirement ratio is a "gamechanger" for China.

  • *Mining sector shed nearly a fifth of workers in year. SYDNEY, April 20- As Australia's cooling mining sector lays off workers, an army of white-collar professionals is more than filling the employment gap, courtesy of a housing sector stoked by record low interest rates. "The home-building boom is serving to lift a raft of boats," said Craig James, chief economist at...

  • China policy moves all about 'balance': Fidelity   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 9:05 PM ET
    China policy moves all about 'balance': Fidelity

    The cut in the reserve requirement ratio was used to calm markets after the announcement of new trading rules on Friday, says Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • After RRR cut, expect another interest rate cut: Pro

    To curb slowing growth, Chinese policymakers could unveil another interest rate cut in May or June, says Mark Andersen, global co-head of Asset Allocation at UBS CIO Wealth Management.

  • If nobody likes bonds, who’s buying? Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 6:53 PM ET

    It's a conundrum: bonds aren't likely to win a popularity contest any time soon, but analysts don't expect investor demand will slack off.

  • Is the ASEAN Economic Community a realistic goal?

    Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments Corporation, says awareness of regional integration will likely begin in 2015, but the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community may need time.

  • FACTBOX-Chinese RRR and interest rate changes Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    BEIJING, April 19- China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth. The People's Bank of China lowered the reserve requirement ratio for all banks by 100 basis points-...

  • Please be advised that the alert reporting that China's C.Bank cuts benchmark interest rates is wrong. This was sent in error. STORY TIME: 0909 GMT and 0922 GMT.