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  1. Surge in Norwegian retail sales makes rate cut less certain

    Headlines

    Fri, 29 May 2015

    OSLO, May 29 (Reuters) - Norwegian retail sales surged past all expectations in April and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell, indicating the economy's resilience in the face of the oil sector's crash and making a rate cut next month less certain.

  2. India banks want RBI to do more than just cut rates to spur lending

    Headlines

    Thu, 28 May 2015

    MUMBAI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian bankers say the Reserve Bank of India should take steps to boost liquidity in addition to delivering a widely expected interest rate cut next week if it hopes to see lower lending rates and a pick-up in credit growth.

  3. UPDATE 1-Top Thai banks cut lending rates after cbank push to boost economy

    Headlines

    Tue, 26 May 2015

    * Thai banks under pressure to cut rates (Recasts with Bangkok Bank rate cut )

  4. Bangkok Bank says cuts all lending rates after central bank rate cut

    Headlines

    Tue, 26 May 2015

    BANGKOK, May 26 (Reuters) - Bangkok Bank, Thailand's largest lender by assets, has cut all lending rates by 125-250 basis points after the central bank lowered its policy rate in April and following cuts by three other major banks.

  5. The Idolatry of Interest Rates

    Headlines

    Thu, 21 May 2015

    world works. First, is an interest rate cut expansionary or contractionary with ..... an effective tool clearly believe a rate cut is expansionary because it reduces ..... lose out when there is an interest rate cut , whilst the debtors benefit. Thus

  6. Thai Siam Commercial Bank to cut key lending rates by 10 to 30 bps

    Headlines

    Wed, 20 May 2015

    BANGKOK, May 20 (Reuters) - Thailand's third largest lender by assets, Siam Commercial Bank PCL, said it would cut key lending rates by 10 to 30 basis points (bps) on Thursday, after a policy rate cut by the Bank of Thailand in April, aimed at stimulating the economy.

  7. Australia consumer sentiment jumps in May - survey

    Headlines

    Tue, 19 May 2015

    SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) - A measure of Australian consumer sentiment surged in May as people's outlook on the economy brightened following this month's interest rate cut and after the government unveiled a budget that included a surprise tax break for small businesses.

  8. China money rates down sharply for the week after interest rate cut

    Headlines

    Fri, 15 May 2015

    SHANGHAI, May 15 (Reuters) - Chinese money rates fell sharply on the week, tracking one-year lending and deposit rates down after the central bank's 25-basis-point cut to the benchmark one-year lending rate on Sunday. The benchmark seven-day repurchase agreement rate (repo) was at 1.88 percent mid

  9. KBC Reports a Strong First Quarter Driven by Fees and Comissions

    Commentary

    Wed, 13 May 2015

    net interest income by 11% on an improved net interest margin of 2.08% driven by lower funding costs and additional rate cut on the saving accounts. Fees and commission gained steam, increasing by 22% driven by higher AUM fees and higher fees

  10. Indian shares rise amid volatility on rate - cut hopes, MSCI-led buying

    Headlines

    Wed, 13 May 2015

    MUMBAI, May 13 (Reuters) - Beaten-down Indian shares rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday in a volatile session, led by gains in financial stocks after soft inflation and industrial output data stoked hopes of an interest rate cut .

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