The World This Week: End of an Era as the Fed Raises Rates

December 19, 2015

The Fed’s historic decision to raise rates will benefit savers, strengthen the dollar and increase volatility, as well as possibly reduce asset prices and inequality. On December 16, the Federal Open Market Committee of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) “decided to raise the target range for the...

How the US Interest Rate Might Affect You

September 26, 2015

With all the talk of an imminent interest rate hike, there are likely to be winners and losers.   With the economy steadily improving and unemployment rates continuing to drop, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Fed Chair Janet...

Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

July 22, 2015

A lack of consensus on a policy prescription keeps interest rates lower for longer. The global economic environment of recent memory has been unusual to say the least. Persistently low and even negative interest rates have failed to spark an adequate revival in economic fortunes as growth...

The Reserve Bank of India and its Monetary Policy Stance

July 20, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Manu Sharma, an editor at CVoter International. The calendar year 2015 has been an eventful time for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as the Indian central bank has cut interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) or 0.75%. The first two repo...