We're running out of interest rates to cut to keep the economy from sinking. Before the next recession occurs, we need to come with an effective approach to monetary policy.
Markets normally rally when central banks throw trillions of dollars at a problem. But not this time.
The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
The Fed and Congress have little ammunition available for fighting an economic downturn if COVID-19 triggers one.
The Fed cut interest rates by half a percentage point in hopes of calming investors. A finance professor explains why it seems to have failed.
Will the all-time lowest rate in the world of -0.75% be enough for these alpine explorers?
The days of using interest rates to keep the wheels on are at an end.
Following increasing calls for stimulus to be injected into the economy, the government will outline an infrastructure bring-forward of A$3.8 billion over the next four years.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
Ross Gittins on the government’s “surplus obsession”
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As the Australian economy continues to struggle, many argue that stimulus is needed, urging the government to abandon its "surplus obsession".
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the consequences of the controversial phone call between Morrison and Trump as revealed by the New York Times.
Record low interest rates will almost certainly drive up property prices. But they will also drive down unemployment and boost investment generally.
Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
Neither an interest rate cut nor an interest rate rise are out of the question if there's a hard Brexit.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
The Fed's decision to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 could lead to economic policies that are even more reckless.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.
In many countries people are now paying more for bonds than they will receive at maturity. These negative interest rates should make it a good time for investment.