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Are Low Interest Rates Good?

Are low interest rates good for the economy? Many argue we need low rates to increase spending, since these rates make borrowing money cheap. Prof. Davies explains, however, that lower rates don’t mean more spending; they mean more spending now rather than in the future. The choice for every individual is to spend more now [...]

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ECB holds interest rates, forecasts grim 2013

www.euronews.com As expected, the European Central Bank kept its main interest rate unchanged on Thursday at a record low 0.75 percent for the fifth month running. The ECB also slashed its forecasts for the eurozone economy. Its experts believe a contraction is very likely next year before a return to growth in 2014. The ECB [...]

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Lending Circle Announces New Market Survey: Mortgage Rates Drop to Record Low Levels Yet Borrowing Remains Tepid

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 The recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey has shown further drops in the average 30 year fixed mortgage rates. In the week ending November 21, 2012 the average rate was 3.31 percent, a drop of 0.03 percent from the previous weeks 3.34 percent average and a [...]

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5 reasons why interest rates won't come down soon

5 reasons why interest rates won't come down soon The Finance Minister wants the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates; the latter thinks it is better to wait till the fiscal deficit shows signs of coming under control. The FM wants to push growth up; the latter want to push inflation down. Who is right [...]

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Will a new Bank of Canada governor shake up interest rates?

Dean Karlan Image by AlphachimpStudio Dean Karlan is president of Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and works to scale-up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors. He is a professor of economics at Yale University. As a social [...]

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St. Louis Feds Bullard Discusses Shadow Interest Rates and the Stance of U.S. Monetary Policy

ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) November 08, 2012 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gave remarks Thursday night on Shadow Interest Rates and the Stance of U.S. Monetary Policy, as part of the Ninth Annual Corporate Finance Conference held at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Pinning down [...]

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Czech rates: surprise cut to 0.05%

Czech rates: surprise cut to 0.05% But other observers aren't so sure. Capital Economics says that as a very conservative institution, the Czech National Bank (CNB) will not rush into unconventional policies such as quantitative easing. “The most likely options in our view are a … Read more on Financial Times (blog) Czech president re-appoints [...]

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Low interest rates provide boost to auto loan business

Low interest rates provide boost to auto loan business Record-low interest rates have propped up a slow-to-recover housing industry. Even lower rates are helping the auto finance industry surge, as many firms see exponential growth and consumers get great deals. Many drivers who have been riding out the … Read more on Minneapolis Star Tribune [...]

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The US Debt: Just Wait Until Interest Rates Return To Normal! We’re Screwed

www.TheFinancialCoach.com or http Bryan Binkholder The Financial Coach examines what no one will say….US Debt has gone from Trillion in 2000 to nearly Trillion and our interest payments have remained the same due to low interest rates. What happens when rates return? Catastrophe Learn more: www.khanacademy.org Understanding how mortgage interest rates are quoted Video Rating: [...]

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CIGI Experts Outline Prescriptions for Cannes Summit and Beyond in Special Report on G20 Issues

Waterloo, Ont. (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 With a possible euro zone collapse and Greek insolvency likely to dominate the upcoming [...]

Pathways Home Health and Hospice Satu Johal Receives CFO of Year of the Year Award; Silicon Valley Business Journal Honoree

Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Satu Johal, CFO at Pathways Home Health & Hospice, received the Silicon Valley Business [...]

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Working Together Towards Better Financial Regulation and Stability in Asia Image by Asian Development Bank Tellers attend to clients in [...]

European financial regulation – 4 questions to Olivier Garnier (Societe Generale)

Olivier Garnier, Chief economist at Societe Generale Group, expresses his view on European financial regulation and its reform. Video interview [...]

AMS Health Care Mortgage Corporation Provides Debt Service Savings to Hospitals Utilizing FHA 242 Mortgage Insurance Program

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 An oft-overlook and relatively unknown federal program for hospitals seeking capital for needed and [...]

Vermont’s Captive Insurance Industry Off to Best Start Since 2005

Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 First quarter licensure of new captive insurance companies is off to a strong start [...]