THE BROAD VIEW

WITH negative interest rates increasingly common - even in growing economies - central banks might not have much room to cut in a severe economic downturn. On Monday, both Germany and the US...

EDITORIAL

A LOW-interest rate environment has become the new norm, and that will profoundly affect markets, economies and society. Policy-makers must respond.

THE BOTTOM LINE

EARLIER this year, I argued that in countries where interest rates are extremely low and public debt is considered safe by investors - making it less costly from both a fiscal and economic...

[BEIJING] China's finance minister said on Thursday that a proactive fiscal policy does not mean Beijing will open a floodgate of stimulus, adding that authorities are highly concerned about...

EDITORIAL

A MORE accommodative Federal Reserve is usually good news for risk markets, but the US central bank's softer stance in the midst of the recent market downturns is reason for concern....