Posts Tagged ‘rate’

Spain’s 10-year bond yields reach above 7 percent

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Madrid, Spain (4E) – After going up as high as 7.108 per cent, Spain’s 10-year government bond yield finished Monday at 7.06 per cent. The rise to the 7 per cent level is regarded as unsustainable by many economists and this comes ahead of a summit by eurozone […]

Israel’s jobless rate falls, but economists refrain from cheering

The Media Line Staff Jerusalem, Israel David Rosenberg / The Med – Israel’s unemployment rate dropped to a preliminary 5 percent in October, capping a steady decline of two-and-a-half years to its lowest rates since the late 1980s, but even the government’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) was quick to discount the importance of the […]

Siemens withdraws $685.6 Million from French bank

Siemens reportedly made the transfer two weeks ago out of concern over the stability of the unnamed French bank and to gain a higher rate of return. View full post on Banking Stories

Britain’s Budget Office Forecasts Inflation To Outpace Income Growth

AHN News Staff London, England, United Kingdom (AHN) – Britain’s Office for Budget Responsibility warned Monday that the country’s inflation rate would likely outpace income growth over the next two years. The OBR forecasts 2011 inflation rate at 2.8 percent, while average earnings will rise by only 2.2 percent. The higher Consumer Price Index outlook […]

Big rate cut unlikely

The consensus forecast by 35 economists is that the prime lending rate will be 9.45% by year-end, just below the current 9.5% level. View full post on Finance Stories

UK high street sales grow in October as retailers predict Christmas boost

Sales on the high street grew in October for the fourth consecutive month, albeit at a lower rate than expected, the CBI said. View full post on UK Business Stories

China Pledges to Balance Trade as U.S. House Prepares Tariff Vote

Tom Ramstack – AHN News Correspondent Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) – The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would allow the value of its currency to rise one day before a vote in Congress on whether to penalize countries that undervalue their money. China will “further improve” its currency exchange rate and “increase the flexibility” […]

New Home Sales Still Dismal

New home sales in August were at a rate of 288,000. The only good news is that July was just slightly less bad than we thought. View full post on Business Stories

Investing For Retirement – Stock Market Risk

Most people think of stock market risk as the chance that they will lose money in a particular investment. Actually, the risk of investing in the stock market falls into many categories.