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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...

Negative Rates Series

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

Peloton sued for treadmill accidents involving children

Peloton has been sued for the first time since the reports on the safety hazard of its Tread+ treadmill started to mount up. Now, a woman from California was said to have filed a lawsuit and complained that the exercise...

Hankook Tire confirms supply deal for Porsche sports car

Hankook Tire revealed it had signed a deal to supply tires for a model of Porsche sports car. The South Korean tire maker is the seventh-largest in the world based on sales, and on Thursday, April 22, it confirmed the...

Delta Air Lines orders 25 Airbus A321neo planes and could add 25 more

Delta Air Lines revealed on Thursday, April 22, that it placed an order for 25 Airbus A321 jets. The carrier also has an option to buy additional 25 more units later on. Delta Air Lines new orders of jets With its...

Samsung announces the debut of its Bespoke Home products

Samsung Electronics is preparing to launch its Bespoke Home products next month. The company is aiming to boost its sales further by introducing its expanded range of customizable home appliances to customers...

Politics

Donald Trump insurrection: Judge refuses to release rioter due to ex-POTUS' election lies

Former President Donald Trump was impeached by the House for a second time over inciting an insurrection last January 6. With hundreds of rioters being arrested, one judge has refused to release one of the rioters due to...

Nancy Pelosi book: Author says House Speaker felt 'liberated' for ripping Donald Trump's State of the Union speech

During now-former President Donald Trumps State of the Union speech in 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosis ripping up of Trumps speech was one of the memorable moments. According to the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi...

Kamala Harris attends memorial ceremony for Alcee Hastings

South Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings passed away last April 6, with a memorial ceremony at the Capitol this week. Vice President Kamala Harris joined other Congressional leaders to celebrate Hastings...

Joe Biden to formally recognize Armenian genocide amidst frayed relationship with Turkey

President Joe Biden has appeared to make good on his campaign promises thus far. Officials have revealed that Biden is set to fulfill another campaign pledge he made, to recognize the Armenian massacre as an act of...

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

‘Titanfall’ and ‘Battlefield’ games will run at up to 120fps with FPS Boost support on Xbox Series X/S

Following up on its promise to expand the FPS Boost availability, Microsoft announced the addition of 13 more games that will now run at up to 120fps framerate. All the newly added titles were from EA development studios,...

iPadOS 15 reportedly features Home Screen revamp to allow widgets outside Today View

With Apples spring event now over, the next big thing to anticipate from the tech giant is the unveiling of software updates for its devices, including the iPadOS 15 for iPads and iOS 15 for iPhones. It is now being...

‘Battlefield 6’ arrives in holiday 2021, ‘standalone’ mobile game follows in 2022

There have been plenty of rumors and information leaks about Battlefield 6 over the previous weeks. While EA and DICE have yet to confirm any of these details, the latter has finally recognized the games ongoing...

iPad Pro 2021 is powered by the M1 chip, not A14X

Apple was still able to surprise its fans when it announced that the iPad Pro refresh this year is actually using the M1 chip and not the A14X. Meanwhile, the tech giant also confirmed several upgrades that have been in...
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