THE woman overseeing one of Sweden's biggest investment funds says ultra-low interest rates pose a bigger threat to her industry than the market sell-off caused by the coronavirus.

[BENGALURU] Australian shares ended a seven-day losing streak to close higher on Tuesday, but gains were capped as the country's top four lenders slipped following a rate cut by the central bank...

[NEW YORK] Goldman Sachs economists on Sunday predicted the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates aggressively perhaps before its next scheduled meeting in two weeks time, saying the head of...

[WASHINGTON] Investors battered by the breathtaking drop in global stock markets on coronavirus fears are ever more convinced the world's big central banks, including the Federal Reserve, will...

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THE global economy has been on the mend since the last quarter of 2019, thanks in no small part to the easing of US-China trade hostilities and rate cuts by major central banks. But can it survive...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's central bank is expected to stand pat on Thursday to assess the effects of monetary loosening after cutting interest rates four times since July, a Reuters poll showed on...

WITH the Federal Reserve projected to lower borrowing costs for a third straight meeting, a slew of economic reports this week will play a key role in whether the central bank needs to keep...

[NEW YORK] The European Central Bank (ECB) will implement its September stimulus package in full despite a rare public disagreement, but a broader review of the bank's policy framework is welcome...

[SINGAPORE] Gold will surge above US$1,600 an ounce as the Federal Reserve embarks on a quartet of interest rate cuts to combat slowing US growth and the fallout from the trade war with China,...

[WELLINGTON] The dovish turn sweeping the global economy gathered pace on Wednesday as New Zealand shocked markets with a half-percentage point interest-rate cut, sending its currency tumbling....