Interest Rates

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

The FOMC's meeting statement was slightly hawkish and notes from the meeting revealed the U.S. central bank upgraded its economic projections from December and expects the 2 percent inflation target to be met in the mid term.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years.

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Yesterday, as expected, the Fed held the overnight interest rate target range steady between +1.25 – 1.50% in a unanimous vote (9-0). 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

On his five-country Asian tour, US president Trump has already brought up trade grievances about China and Japan and has warned that no one "should underestimate, ever, American resolve." Here's more and what you need to know about the markets.

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

The greenback fell when the US non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed the US economy added only 261,000 jobs, 50,000 short of the forecast.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 30

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 30

This is a busy week on many fronts: there are geopolitical risks in Spain (Catalonia) and the US, a plethora of Central Bank meetings, and a busy season of corporate earnings along with US data that will keep capital markets on its toes.

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Fed speakers are divided. Doves say it's a mistake to keep raising interest rates with low inflation. Hawks urged that waiting could be a bigger mistake and that inflation will catch up. Is a December rate hike is still on the table?

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

Central banks in India and Australia find themselves pursuing very different strategies in an effort to get a grip on inflation, employment, and economic growth. Here's how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can deal with a region divided in approach.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 14

Last week's geopolitical worries sent investors scampering for safe havens. Now, the dollar gains seem capped by the tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubts that the Fed will hike interest rates again this year.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 24

Oil prices remain under pressure ahead of today's OPEC meeting in Russia amid concerns over the global supply. Also, turbulence with the U.S administration, mixed stocks, Fed policy and more.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

Political risk drags the US dollar down despite the U.S. Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by 25 points. See why investors are skeptical about Washington right now.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

The Fed starts its two-day meeting tomorrow with a focus on whether the U.S. economy is robust enough to withstand a further rate increase (or two!) this year.

The Week Ahead: Central Banks to Attempt Return to Fundamentals

The Week Ahead: Central Banks to Attempt Return to Fundamentals

A busy Central Bank week ahead while the surprising result of the UK elections has the pound depreciating across the board.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

There were no surprises from the Fed yesterday, so market focus now shifts to Vienna to see if OPEC and non-OPEC members officially extend last November’s production cut deal to support global prices.