Tag Archives: Inflation

Inflation Worries as December Rate Hike Approaches

The Federal Reserve plans to stay on track to increase short-term interest rates however, inflation remains persistently weak. The last rate increase occurred in June from 1% to 1.25%. Inflation is expected to remain below the 2% annual target which … Continue reading

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Will Harvey and Irma Aftermath Affect Rate Hikes?

September US job reports have shown a monthly decrease for the first time in seven years with 33,000 jobs lost. The market believes these numbers are ephemeral and a result of Harvey and Irma’s repercussions in primarily the restaurant industry. … Continue reading

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Bank of England Hints at Rate Hike in ‘Coming Months’

The Bank of England hinted on September 14th that it may raise interest rates for the first time in a decade, possibly as soon as November.  The purpose for the rate hike is to control the country’s inflation which has … Continue reading

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Economic Growth and Inflation

  The U.S economy grew by 3% in the last fiscal quarter, continuing to show signs of robust growth. Internationally, other nations such as Japan are also turning forward with 4% economic growth, its longest expansion since 2006. Under normal … Continue reading

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Inflation Picks Up In Canada

Consumer prices picked up in Canada, causing CPI to hit 2.1% form a year earlier and up from 1.5% in December. Economists had forecasted inflation to hit 1.6%, which poses a drastic increase in price. The hiking in inflation can … Continue reading

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Bank of Japan Introduces New Monetary Policy

In an attempt to finally spark inflation in the Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan announced that it will keep the interest rate on its 10-year government bonds at zero through additional monetary policy. However, the central bank also announced … Continue reading

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ECB President Prepared to Fight Low Inflation

Speaking at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi assured the region’s bankers that the ECB stands ready to act if it concludes that its current policy is falling short of stimulating the slugging economy. Draghi … Continue reading

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