Archive for August, 2013

Rates fall at weekly US Treasury auction with 6-month bills lowest since January 2012

WASHINGTON – Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with the rate on six-month bills reaching their lowest level in over a year and a half.

US new-home sales plunge as mortgage rates rise

WASHINGTON Americans cut back sharply in July on their purchases of new homes, a sign that higher mortgage rates may weigh on the housing recovery.

Jump in mortgage rates hurts US sales of new homes

WASHINGTON Americans cut back sharply in July on their purchases of new homes, a sign that higher mortgage rates may slow the housing recovery.

Lowest rate rise in decade for Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Regional Council has announced its lowest rise in general rates in a decade for the 2013/2014 year.

Average rate on 30-year US mortgage stays 4.4 pct.

WASHINGTON Average rates on U.S. long-term fixed mortgages remained steady for a second straight week, giving prospective home buyers more time to lock in historically low levels.

Newspaper front pages: Interest rates locked for 3 years and new heatwave to hit UK

The Bank of England has pledged to keep interest rates at their lowest level in its 300-year history until unemployment falls to 7 per cent

Deaths from Guns: Homicide Rates Drop, But Suicide Rises

Rates of gun homicide have declined in recent years in U.S. cities, but rates of suicide by firearm are on the rise, according to a new report.