It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.
The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.
The new RBA monetary statement is just like the old one.
President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
The South African Reserve Bank needs to guide the market on how it is going to treat VAT increase in its inflation targeting approach.
The treasury secretary said a weak dollar would be 'good' for the U.S. Here's why he's wrong.
A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn't impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
A new report suggests the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia should income a "representative of the poor". This is a proposal worthy of consideration.
The market welcomed statements from the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, but there isn't much to be happy about.
The annual meeting of central bankers and economics professors in Wyoming is a chance for some to send a message on the path of monetary policy.
Randal Quarles, the president's first nominee to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
Dealing with the UK's chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
In the lead-up to the federal budget, the government has made a number of significant and sometimes surprising policy announcements.
There was a fair bit of detail this week about what we can expect from the RBA and US Fed on interest rates going forward.
Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?