RATES

Global commercial insurance rates up 19% in second quarter – Marsh

Global commercial insurance rates up 19% in second quarter – Marsh

Published 10/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Global commercial insurance rates rose 19% in the second quarter, driven higher by claims related to COVID-19 and other large losses, insurance [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…]

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…]

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

Published 12/12/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left policy unchanged at new ECB President Christine Lagarde’s first meeting on Thursday, keeping money taps wide open [more…]

Russian central bank sees some room for further rate cut

Russian central bank sees some room for further rate cut

Published 11/11/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s central bank sees some room to further cut its key rate, First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva said on Monday. “...in principle, [more…]

China unexpectedly keeps LPR lending benchmark unchanged, but outlook for rates down

China unexpectedly keeps LPR lending benchmark unchanged, but outlook for rates down

Published 21/10/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Monday unexpectedly kept unchanged its new benchmark lending rate, suggesting Beijing is keen to avoid overly loosening monetary policy for [more…]

ECB’s tiered rate is cold comfort for euro zone banks

ECB’s tiered rate is cold comfort for euro zone banks

Published 12/09/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is giving euro zone banks a small reprieve from a penalty charge on their idle cash but this [more…]

ECB cuts key rate, to restart bond purchases

ECB cuts key rate, to restart bond purchases

Published 12/09/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank approved a fresh stimulus package as expected on Thursday, cutting interest rates and approving a new round of [more…]

Australia central bank open to unconventional policy if rates cut…

Australia central bank open to unconventional policy if rates cut…

Published 27/08/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank would consider unconventional monetary options if the cash rate was cut to 0.5%, Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said on [more…]

China to base new lending benchmark on medium-term rates- shares…

China to base new lending benchmark on medium-term rates- shares…

Published 19/08/2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s announcement of key interest rate reforms over the weekend has fueled expectations of an imminent reduction in corporate borrowing costs in [more…]