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.
President Trump has discussed firing Fed Chair Jerome Powell over the central bank's interest rate policies. Research shows this kind of political meddling is usually bad for the economy.
All talk, no action? The G20 turns out to be a surprisingly productive international exercise.
A number of emerging markets are struggling but this doesn't mean they are totally related.
It's been 10 years since the U.S. signed into law a scheme to print money, essentially, and save the financial sector amid the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Did it work? And who's truly benefitted?
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.
The South African Reserve Bank needs to guide the market on how it is going to treat VAT increase in its inflation targeting approach.
As the governor of China's central bank oversees the stability of the world’s second largest economy, this leadership change is one the global economy is watching closely.
The South African Reserve Bank was justified in placing VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship.
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.
National cryptocurrencies could make payments faster and prevent crime, but they come with their own risks.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
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?
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
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?
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.
A financial system that is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being goes against democratic principle.
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.
Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?