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UAE bank deposits hit record $209bn in September

Term and savings deposits in both local and foreign currency in the UAE banks amounted to a total of Dh768.3 billion ($209.14 billion) in September against Dh752.3 billion in August, increasing by around Dh16 billion, amounting to, according to

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The economics of real rates

In recent years real interest rates have dropped dramatically across the world, said a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), noting that underlying this decline is a decrease in neutral or equilibrium real interest rates that is pe

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US Fed keeps rates steady, signals hike by year-end

The US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but strongly signaled it could still tighten monetary policy by the end of this year as the labor market improved further. Fed Chair Janet Yellen, speaking after th

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Central Bank of Egypt raises key interest rates

Egypt's central bank raised its key interest rates by 100 basis points at its monetary policy meeting on Thursday, following a jump in inflation last month. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the overnight deposit rate

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US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and signalled it still planned to raise rates twice in 2016, though it said slower economic growth would crimp the pace of monetary policy tightening in future years.

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Oil jumps to fresh 2016 highs as dollar drops

Oil prices jumped about 3 per cent on Thursday, hitting new highs for 2016 as the dollar weakened after the Federal Reserve announced it would leave US interest rates unchanged. Oil had risen early, the day after an industry group

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Oil jumps to fresh 2016 highs as dollar drops

Oil prices jumped about 3 per cent on Thursday, hitting new highs for 2016 as the dollar weakened after the Federal Reserve announced it would leave US interest rates unchanged. Oil had risen early, the day after an industry group

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JPMorgan to raise deposit rates for some big clients

JPMorgan Chase & Co will begin raising deposit rates for some of its biggest clients in January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The bank's deposit-rate increase will affect most

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Fed ups interest rates for first time in a decade in 'dovish hike'

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the US economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The US central bank's policy-s

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Iran proposes stimulus to fend off recession

Iran's government announced proposals on Saturday to cut interest rates and encourage banks to lend, state television reported, in an effort to boost a stagnant economy after two years of tight monetary policy as inflation slows.

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