Jobs report tempers mortgage rates

The negative revisions to the jobs numbers leaves enough doubt about that for interest rates to catch their breath just a bit.

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

June a top month for Melbourne auctions as July pause beckons

Melbourne’s home auction market has recorded one of its best ever June results as the irresistible stimulus of the lowest interest rates in decades drives rising seller confidence and increased buyer activity.        

Rates fall at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction to the lowest levels in two weeks.        

Rates mixed at US Treasury auction with 6-month bills dropping to lowest since early 2012

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction with rates on six-month bills falling to the lowest point since early 2012.

Reserve cuts rates to lowest in five decades

The Reserve Bank has cut official interest rates to their lowest level in more than five decades, with contained inflation and a stubbornly high dollar the two key factors in the decision.

Factory output, retail sales slow in China

China's growth in factory output fell to a three-year low in July and retail sales weakened, suggesting Beijing might need to launch more stimulus efforts to reverse a painful slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Inflation eased furt…

Fed’s 17 Rate Forecasts May Confuse More Than Clarify

The Federal Reserve tried to bring more clarity to policy making in January by releasing Fed officials? forecasts for interest rates. Instead, it may be creating confusion.

Payrolls Jump in U.S. Casts Doubt on Fed Rate Pledge: Economy

The U.S. jobless rate unexpectedly fell in January to the lowest in three years as payrolls climbed more than forecast, casting doubt on the Federal Reserve’s plan to keep interest rates low until late 2014.

Growth slows substantially

ECONOMIC GROWTH markedly slowed to 3.4% in the second quarter from a year earlier, likely placing the “fighting” 2011 target of 7-8% out of reach and increasing the chances that monetary authorities would keep interest rates on hold.