24 Sep 2022
The Bank of England has warned that the UK economy may already be in recession, as it hikes interest rates for the seventh time to combat the spiralling pace of price rises. Inflation is still hovering nearly 40-year highs at just under 10 percent.
13 Sep 2022
The European Central Bank has hiked its key interest rate by an unprecedented 0.75 percent, as it tries to tackle the highest inflation in the bloc's history. But the pace of price rises is largely due to energy costs. Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at Oanda, says the policy shift "is not going to be as effective as you would ordinarily see". He says government action – like the UK's newly-announced plans to cap energy bills – will have a bigger impact for most consumers.
9 May 2022
The Fed raises interest rates by the most in over 20 years The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to cool off demand and lower inflation. Consumer prices have been rising at the fastest pace in 40 years.
9 May 2022
It is the fourth month in a row the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee has voted for a rise. Policymakers are currently trying to stem inflation amid high energy prices sparked partly by Russia's war in Ukraine.
8 May 2022
After a sell-off on Wall Street, global investors are grappling with price increases and rising borrowing costs. Inflation is particularly brutal in Turkey, and the Greek government unveils a program to protect households from soaring energy prices.
5 May 2022
The central bank has announced a 0.5% interest rate hike — its highest increase in more than 20 years. The US move comes as a number of other countries cut lending rates to deal with rising prices.
21 Mar 2022
The United States Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time since 2018, as it tries to cool inflation, which is running at the highest level in 40 years. The Chair of the central bank, Jerome Powell, said the implications of the Russian invasion were "highly uncertain", pointing to the risk of disruption to supply chains. Also today, we look at details of the French government's plan to ease the economic impact of the war in Ukraine.
26 Dec 2021
Energy prices are hitting record highs, which is impacting consumer goods. Inflation is on the rise, so the ECB is looking to cool things off with lower key interest rates.
9 Jan 2017
Nigeria's Debt Management Office says it plans to sell up to 430 billion naira in local currency bonds in the first quarter of 2017.