Interest Rates / Policy

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The Australian dollar fell nearly 2% on Tuesday after China’s education ministry warned students to carefully consider studying there amid tension between [more…]

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Published 04/06/2020

(Reuters) - The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by [more…]

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Published 03/06/2020

(The author is editor-at-large for finance and markets at Reuters News. Any views expressed here are his own) By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - Many [more…]

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

Published 21/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis may have dealt a lethal blow to the idea that the euro could one day replace the dollar as [more…]

Slow recovery in markets seen as COVID-19 risks persist, cash still king: BofA survey

Slow recovery in markets seen as COVID-19 risks persist, cash still king: BofA survey

Published 19/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors are bearish on stocks, especially riskier assets, and expect a slower economic recovery as the risk of a second wave of [more…]

China’s delayed parliament to focus on reviving virus-hit economy

China’s delayed parliament to focus on reviving virus-hit economy

Published 19/05/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - After a 78-day delay, China’s parliament begins its annual session this week and is expected to unveil stimulus measures to spur an [more…]

China expected to keep lending benchmark unchanged: analysts

China expected to keep lending benchmark unchanged: analysts

Published 19/05/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is expected to stand pat on its benchmark lending rate on Wednesday, after the central bank kept medium-term funding cost for [more…]

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Published 19/05/2020

TOKYO/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies, central bankers in the euro zone [more…]

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Published 19/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government’s handling of its massive economic response to the coronavirus pandemic will come under scrutiny on Tuesday as Treasury Secretary [more…]

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Published 12/05/2020

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable. The coronavirus has changed that. While the Federal Reserve has all [more…]