Interest Rates



22NOV 2016


60 seconds with Huw van Steenis on why central banks are getting it wrong

Huw van Steenis explains why he thinks central banks have been struggling with the efficacy of their policies.

03NOV 2016


Bank of England keeps policy unchanged

Concerns over inflation force a more hawkish tone.

03NOV 2016


TalkingEconomics: Europe - could higher inflation curtail central banks' stimuli?

After years of deflationary dynamics, energy inflation is set to lift European and UK inflation significantly over the next few months. However, the energy effects will only be temporary and will have a deflationary impact in the medium term.


22SEP 2016


Fed stays on hold but sets up December hike

A US rate increase looks likely in December, barring an election shock

21SEP 2016


No BoJ rate cut, but new policies brought in to boost inflation

The BoJ move is welcome, but will the public be convinced?

12SEP 2016


September 2016 Economic Infographic

In this month's Olympic themed infographic we examine the outlook for global growth and how emerging market performance is set to improve.

01SEP 2016


Return-free risk

Bonds are at the epicentre of what is a highly fragile environment.


18AUG 2016


Are negative rates helping? These three charts suggest not

Desperate times have prompted desperate measures. But is the extreme medicine working? Savers and investors may wish to look away now.


27JUL 2016


60 seconds with Rajeev De Mello on EM corporate bonds as an income solution

Interest rates and yields on government bonds remain near record lows leaving investors scrambling for solutions to their income problems. Rajeev De Mello explains why emerging market corporate debt provides an answer.


28JAN 2016


60 seconds with Rajeev De Mello on the Fed and emerging markets

The pain in emerging markets has been in the preparation for the Federal Reserve's lift-off, according to Rajeev De Mello, but the rate hiking cycle could be positive for the region.