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In this exclusive series, we cover on negative rates and its fallacies and implications on global economy. Two fundamental ideas underlying this series are (1) the world may have moved from a positive carry to a negative carry and (2) negative rates are contradictory.

Negative Rates Series

Negative interest rates may not boost UK economy – here's what the Bank of England should try first

Feb 09, 2021 11:44 am UTC| Economy

The Bank of England has given banks and building societies in the UK six months to prepare for the possible introduction of negative interest rates for the first time in its 327-year history. Savers may be starting to...

Negative Rates Series

Central Banking Series

The Reserve Bank could still go negative

Feb 02, 2021 13:10 pm UTC| Economy

Few people expected the Reserve Bank to adjust its cash rate at its first meeting of the year today, and for good reason. It has been saying loudly that it is not expecting to increase the cash rate for at least three...

Negative Rates Series

Sure, interest rates are negative, but so are some prices, and when you look around, they're everywhere

Dec 30, 2020 00:14 am UTC| Economy Investing

On December 10, it finally happened. Instead of demanding an interest payment from the government in return for lending it money, a group of investors offered to pay the government in order to lend it money. Naturally...

Negative Rates Series

Negative rates explained: how money for (less than) nothing is helping out the budget

Dec 17, 2020 11:07 am UTC| Economy

A week ahead of Thursdays budget update, it finally happened. Instead of the government paying to borrow in a way that would add to the burden on the budget (as has happened since time immemorial) it actually got paid...

Negative Rates Series

BoJ likely to keep negative interest rates, 10-year government bond yield target unchanged

Oct 28, 2016 10:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

At its two-day policy meeting which concludes Nov 1st, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) is widely expected to keep unchanged its minus 0.1 percent short-term interest rate target. In a quarterly evaluation of its forecasts also due...

Negative Rates Series

Low interest rate level, increase in residential construction support New Zealand economic growth

Oct 18, 2016 11:42 am UTC| Commentary

Growth rates recorded for the New Zealands economy are quite encouraging in principle. The nations central bank, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, is expecting the economy to expand 3.2 percent in this year and 3.6 percent in...

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Worrisome Signs Series

Un-shortable market will end in another big short

Sep 23, 2016 07:05 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

This year, U.S. benchmark stock index is up around 5.67 percent and this is the eight year running; so it wont be anexaggeration to call it an un-shortable market. However, the biggest concern is not the consecutive rise...

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Economy

Goldman Sachs confirms the opening of its new office in Birmingham

Goldman Sachs announced on Tuesday, April 13, that it will be opening its new office in Birmingham in the U.K. The investment bank and financial service company stated that it is taking this step to expand in...

Toshiba: Oasis says CVC’s $20 billion offer to buy the Japanese company is too low

Toshiba received a buyout proposal from CVC Capital Partners amounting to $20 billion. This is said to be equivalent to 5,000 per share, but the companys investor Oasis Management stated that this is too low. Toshibas...

Hyundai Motor looking to collaborate with Samsung SDI for EV batteries

Hyundai Motor is taking steps to realize its plans for a shift to totally eco-friendly vehicles and for this, it wants to collaborate with Samsung SDI. Thus, the companies are reportedly looking forward to signing a...

LG Electronics, Magna joint venture to sign a deal with Apple for its EV project

LG Electronics has a joint business with Magna International, a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers. Together, they have formed the LG Magna e-Powertrain for their collaboration, and it was reported that it...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi takes a swipe at the "squad" in upcoming book

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses her colleagues in an upcoming book by USA Today journalist Susan Page. When it came to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad, Pelosi had some blunt remarks...

Joe Biden nominates Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to CBP and USCIS

Joe Biden is announcing his nominations for key positions in other agencies and this week he has announced his picks for two immigration agencies. Biden is nominating Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to lead the CBP and the...

Kamala Harris says Daunte Wright's family 'deserve answers' following the recent shooting

As the trial of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd is underway, another incident has occurred when Daunte Wright was shot and killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. Vice president Kamala Harris condemned...

Donald Trump investigation: Ex-POTUS says Congress cannot see his tax returns because he's out of office

Former President Donald Trump has long evaded publicizing his financial records compared to his predecessors and successor Joe Biden. With Congress also requesting to see his tax returns, Trump has cited that Congress...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

iPhone 13 leaked renders show dual-camera is aligned diagonally

The upcoming iPhone 13 series is highly anticipated to sport the same design as its predecessor iPhone 12. However, a new leak suggests that the next base model could sport slight changes, especially in the rear...

‘BioShock 4’ developer’s job listing for Senior Writer hints at an open-world setting

Fans of the retrofuturistic-themed video game series BioShock have known for a while that a fourth main title installment is underway. Updates on the progress of its development have been scarce, but developer Cloud...

Top-tier iPad Pro could face delayed launch or limited availability due to Mini-LED shortage

Apples next lineup of iPad Pro tablets is some of the most anticipated tech products right now, especially with rumors that its 12.9-inch model would adopt Mini-LED displays. However, suppliers are reportedly facing parts...

Apple confirms ‘Spring Loaded’ event is set for April 20

After weeks of information leaks going back and forth about Apples spring event, the tech giant has finally confirmed that a product launch is slated later this month. While the company has provided key details about the...
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