Interest Rates


  • Why EU investors fancy US Treasurys   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Why EU investors fancy US Treasurys

    Will Geisdorf, global strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says that an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve is "data dependent" and while he expects the data to be good, he sees a hike in September, not June.

  • SHANGHAI, April 16- Nearly five months after the People's Bank of China signalled the start of an easing cycle with its first interest rate cut since 2012, real borrowing rates are finally falling. "Money is cheap again," said Zhang Gang, senior stock analyst at Central Securities in Shanghai, and a senior trader at a big state-owned bank agrees.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 16- The Australian dollar gained a lift from strong Australian jobs data, while the greenback struggled to gain traction after weak U.S. output data added to uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate rise. The Australian dollar climbed 0.9 percent to $0.7752 as upbeat Australian jobs data prompted the market to...

  • Why the global easing trend is here to stay   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:07 AM ET
    Why the global easing trend is here to stay

    Given the low growth and low inflation environment globally, central banks will remain in easing mode for awhile, says Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management.

  • Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Strong jobs data will prompt RBA rate cut: Pro

    The rally in the Aussie dollar following a surprisingly strong jobs report increases the likelihood of a rate cut next month, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.

  • Will the Fed spark another taper tantrum?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    Will the Fed spark another taper tantrum?

    While volatility will likely increase, a U.S. rate hike also creates buying opportunities, says Guillaume Chatain, executive director and head of equity solutions at JP Morgan Private Bank.

  • Fed rate hike won't have profound impact: Pro   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:40 PM ET
    Fed rate hike won't have profound impact: Pro

    Any initial negative impact from a U.S. rate hike won't leave a long-lasting dent on the global economy, says Gary Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1985-2009.

  • Is the IMF right to be wary of a Fed rate hike?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Is the IMF right to be wary of a Fed rate hike?

    Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, discusses comments from the IMF that a 100-basis-point hike in U.S. short-term interest rates could hit emerging markets.

  • Why US rate hike won't spark a financial dislocation   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    US rate hike won't spark a financial dislocation: Pro

    David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial, says the Fed has been transparent so when it raises interest rates later this year, it won't be surprise for markets.

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The U.S. dollar slipped against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after weak U.S. economic data led traders to buy back the euro and sell the dollar on uncertainty over the timing of the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. "The softer U.S. economic data that we've been seeing recently could delay market...

  • OTTAWA, April 15- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz held interest rates steady on Wednesday and suggested that no further cuts are imminent due to the bank's expectation that the economy will rebound later this year from the first quarter's zero growth. Poloz stunned markets in January with a surprise 25- basis-point cut to provide what he called "...

  • Business events scheduled for Thursday Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m..

  • OTTAWA, April 15- The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady on Wednesday, saying the economy will pick up as non-energy exports and labor markets strengthen even though the oil price crash probably cut economic growth to zero in the first quarter. A considerable easing in financial conditions largely due to the bank's surprise interest rate...

  • Fed's Bullard: Jobless rate to near 4% Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve St. Louis

    The U.S. economy is expected to see a boom that will send the unemployment rate into the 4 percent range, the Fed's James Bullard said.

  • Santelli: Rates melt on soft data   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:37 AM ET
    Santelli: Rates melt on soft data

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

  • Santelli: March industrial production   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:14 AM ET
    Santelli: March industrial production

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses March's industrial production rate down 0.6 percent.

  • Financial shocks may grow as liquidity shrinks, IMF warns Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    *IMF also warns Europe on life insurance sector. WASHINGTON, April 15- Rising U.S. interest rates will expose gaps in liquidity that could make markets prone to deeper and wider shocks, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Wednesday. It pointed in particular to two recent examples of market jolts that could be a harbinger of more to come, echoing...

  • *Wrangling with Athens casts cloud over brightening euro zone. FRANKFURT, April 15- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, holding them at record lows as its money-printing scheme shows early signs of perking up the region's economy. In a news conference at 1230 GMT, the focus will widen as journalists probe Draghi on ECB support...

  • ECB leaves rates unchanged   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    ECB leaves rates unchanged

    The ECB has announced they will leave rates unchanged. Insight, with Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management.

  • ECB keeps interest rate unchanged   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    ECB keeps interest rate unchanged

    The European Central Bank has held fire on interest rate changes. Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services, shares his thoughts on the ECB's bond-buying program.