interest rates

U.S. applications for jobless benefits fall to lowest level in nearly 8 months

Labour market continues to show strength in the face of elevated interest rates

By Matt Ott, The Associated Press | September 21, 2023

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Fed keeps rates unchanged but signals likelihood of another hike this year to fight inflation

Policymakers made clear Wednesday that they aren't close to declaring victory over the worst bout of inflation in 40 years

By Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | September 20, 2023

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Bank of Canada watching its words to avoid rate cut speculation, summary reveals

Governing council said holding rates steady was the right decision for now, but worried about misinterpretation

By Nojoud Al Mallees, The Canadian Press | September 20, 2023

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Chinese officials express faith in economy, keep interest rates steady

Upbeat tone contrasts with fears that China’s economic concerns could dent global and regional growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach | September 20, 2023

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