US interest rates

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Fed eases pace of interest rate rises after signs inflation may be slowing
The US is facing a cost of living crisis with soaring inflation, with the latest interest rate hike the seventh increase this year

Dominic Rushe in New York

14, Dec, 2022 @8:21 PM

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The Guardian view on central bankers: don’t put them in charge of the crisis | Editorial
Editorial: The UN is right to warn that governments risk a worldwide recession precipitated by excessive rate rises


16, Oct, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A global recession looks increasingly likely – but here’s how Australia could escape it | Peter Martin
If the US pushes up interest rates to the point where it’s about to bring on a recession, Australia would be well advised to stand back and not lift rates

Peter Martin for the Conversation

27, Sep, 2022 @11:04 PM

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Central bankers can swagger all they like, but they can’t tame inflation | Phillip Inman
Raising rates has no effect when the things that are rising in price the fastest, such as fuel and food, are essential purchases

Phillip Inman

10, Sep, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Fed keeps raising interest rates. Working people are getting hammered | Robert Reich
Corporations are pushing up prices at the expense of Americans

Robert Reich

28, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK economy shrank in second quarter according to poll of economists – as it happened
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as analysts weigh risk of recessions across the world

Jasper Jolly

08, Aug, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Interest rates: three central banks facing one agonising decision | Larry Elliott
In the fight against inflation the ECB, Bank of England and Federal Reserve risk either doing too much too soon, or too little too late

Larry Elliott

21, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The US’s selfish war on inflation will tip the world into recession
As the Fed raises interest rates, dollar-denominated loans become an unsustainable burden to states around the globe

Phillip Inman

16, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Average price for US homes hits record high in May despite rise in interest rates
But sales have fallen to slowest pace since June 2020, near start of pandemic, and demand for homes still outstrip supply

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Jun, 2022 @4:20 PM

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Why are central banks pushing to raise interest rates?
Banks are raising rates to bring down inflation but there is a risk to economic growth

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Federal Reserve announces biggest interest rate hike since 1994
Fed confirms 0.75 percentage-point increase as Americans across country hit hard by rising prices and shortages of key items

Dominic Rushe in New York

15, Jun, 2022 @10:33 PM

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Markets brace for sharpest rise in US interest rates in almost 30 years
Federal Reserve expected to increase cost of borrowing by 0.75 percentage points to curb rising inflation

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, Jun, 2022 @11:27 AM

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