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Interest Rates


  • International bonds too unsettled to touch: Pro

    James Camp, Eagles Asset Management, and Jeff Rosenberg, Blackrock, analyze international bonds and the latest market action.

  • Janet Yellen speaking

    The rate hike by the Fed has been well telegraphed and is not expected to catch the markets off guard the way Ben Bernanke did in 2013.

  • Traders in the 10-year bond options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade signal orders.

    Two words will frame the path ahead: "data dependent." If history holds, the phrase is more campaign slogan than policy standard.

  • OTTAWA, June 29- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz defended on Sunday the central bank's surprise interest rate cut early this year, saying last year's big drop in oil prices made the cut necessary to keep policy in a "neutral zone" where risks are balanced. Speaking on a panel at the Bank for International Settlements' annual general meeting in Basel,...

  • LONDON, June 29- The Bank of England should steer clear of an early interest rate hike, and is as likely to cut rates as to raise them in future, its chief economist has said. Ross Walker, an economist at RBS, said Haldane remained "a bit of an outlier" on the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee, particularly as he had raised the possibility of cutting interest rates...

  • Santelli: Will banks open quickly? Tough call

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • China continues rate cuts

    China's Central Bank cuts rates for the fourth time since November to help support its struggling economy.

  • *Fed hike could limit rises in Japanese shares. TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Nikkei share average is forecast to stay resilient this year, hovering at levels last seen in late 1996, but gains will be capped as investors remain cautious against a pending U.S. interest rate hike, a Reuters poll found. The poll was conducted during a week when Greece and its international...

  • POLL-Asia stock rally hopes rest on more rate cuts Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Shanghai, Seoul shares to rise in 2015. Still, China's stock market has more than doubled over the past year. The People's Bank of China cut interest rates and reserve requirements for some banks simultaneously over the weekend, after the poll data were finalized on Friday.

  • BENGALURU, June 29- India's benchmark stock index, the BSE Sensex, is set to climb this year, although not by as much as forecast three months ago, and it will be up about 18 percent in a year's time even if U.S. interest rates rise as expected, a Reuters poll found. The poll was conducted last week, before negotiations between Greece and its creditors broke down, setting...

  • PBOC easing has nothing to do with stock rout: ANZ Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    PBOC easing has nothing to do with stock rout: ANZ

    Raymond Yeung, senior economist, Greater China at ANZ, says the weekend's interest rate cut is a response to China's poor economic data in April and May.

  • China's yuan holds steady, rate cut impact limited Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 11:25 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, June 29- China's yuan held steady against the dollar on Monday despite a surprise double policy easing by the central bank at the weekend. In its latest bid to shore up the slowing economy, the People's Bank of China said on Saturday it was cutting both official interest rates and reducing required reverse ratio for some banks that meet certain...

  • China stocks open up sharply after policy easing Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:35 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, June 29- China stocks jumped more than 2 percent on Monday after a surprise weekend cut in interest rates and bank reserve ratios by the People's Bank of China. China CSI300 stock index futures for July rose 1.7 percent, to 4,319.2, still 127.64 points below the current value of the underlying index. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 0.4 percent, to...

  • BlackRock: Beijing is serious about stability Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:13 PM ET
    BlackRock: Beijing is serious about stability

    Neeraj Seth, head of Asian Credit at BlackRock, says the easing measures over the weekend indicate that Beijing is serious about ensuring stability in its economy and stock market.

  • What prompted the PBOC's latest rate cut? Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    What prompted the PBOC's latest rate cut?

    Rajiv Biswas, chief economist of Asia Pacific at IHS Global Insight, says the move taken by the People's Bank of China over the weekend reflects anxiety about the moderation in China's economic growth.

  • BIS to world: You rely too much on central banks! Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    The BIS said the world economy's reliance on ultra-low interest rates is "deeply troubling," the FT reports.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Near-zero interest rates could become chronic in the world's major economies unless "a firm hand" is used to raise them back to more normal levels. That is the message in the annual report issued Sunday from the Bank for International Settlements based in Basel, Switzerland. The Fed's benchmark rate is a range between 0 and 0.25 percent; the...

  • Following are news stories from the Bank for International Settlements' 85th annual report, in which the "central banks' central bank" warns of the financial and economic risks of keeping global interest rates too low. *Low rates fuel financial, growth instability: BIS. *Rising interest rates pose new risk for banks-BIS.

  • *Low rates threaten to inflict "serious damage". LONDON, June 28- Global interest rates are too low and pose a rapidly growing risk to financial stability and economic growth, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday. The Switzerland- based BIS said a major contributory factor has been the pursuit of "excessively low" interest rates in response to the...

  • Rising interest rates pose new risk for banks: BIS Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    *Capital buffers threatened by price reversal. *Prolonged low interest rates also bad for banks. LONDON, Sept 28- Rising interest rates after years of loose monetary policy will pose a fresh risk to banks' ability to absorb losses using capital buffers, the Bank for International Settlements said in its annual report on Sunday.