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New Zealand cuts benchmark interest rate to lowest-ever 1%
New Zealand’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of one percent on Wednesday as it forecast tougher economic conditions ahead.
Argentina raises interest rates to 60% to shore up peso
Argentina is grappling with an unprecedented economic crisis, with the country's government taking dramatic steps to try to restore confidence in its free falling currency.
UK wage growth dips but interest rate increase seen on track
The Bank of England is expected to raise interest rates again next month even though official figures showed wage growth moderating and despite the latest parliamentary tribulations surrounding Brexit.
Interest rate rise would hit millions in UK who depend on cheap credit
The Bank of England’s warning that it plans to raise interest rates from as early as May will hit millions of low-income families who have only survived financially for a decade by using cheap credit.
BoE governor defends decision not to raise interest rate
Bank of England (BOE) governor Mark Carney defended an earlier decision by the bank not to raise interest rate from the record low of 0.25 percent.
Colombia’s central bank cuts interest rate to 6.25%
Colombia’s central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points in a bid to boost a slowing economy, despite an uptick in inflation estimates and some members’ support for a more severe 50-point cut.
Turkey’s interest rate moves leave country in a mess
“Yes, it looks like a mess,” said Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek last week of his country’s image in the eyes of investors and foreign politicians in an early contender for Understatement of The Year. The latest interest rate decision from the country’s central bank will do little to turn that around.
Bank of England ditches plans for another interest rate cut
The Bank of England has scrapped plans for more interest rate cuts and raised its growth forecast for this year and next — but sent out a warning to households over soaring inflation.
Japan adopts negative interest rate
In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest rate.
Weak US jobs growth adds to doubts about interest rate rise
America’s jobs juggernaut slowed sharply in September, missing rosy market expectations and casting further doubt over whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.
Russia’s Central Bank lifts key interest rate
The key lender raised its key rate to 9.5 percent, a 1.5 percent jump from the last increase in July. The bank said the decision greatly weighed on external conditions, such as low oil prices, sanctions, and the weakening ruble, changed “significantly.”
Goldman scraps RBI interest-rate increase on better monsoon
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has scrapped its forecast for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to raise borrowing costs after a pickup in monsoon rains and a drop in oil prices tempered the inflation outlook.
Persistent US unemployment
This year’s annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole is focused on the right question: how to determine the extent of labor market slack in the US and other advanced economies.

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