A list of countries at or near negative interest rates

ECN | 5 July 2016 In order to stimulate their respective economies, spur borrowing efforts and try to shoot out the last bullets possible, central banks all over the world are nearing to subzero interest rates. At the present time, Japan, the European Central Bank, Switzerland and Sweden are sitting at negative territory. But more…

Currency Manipulation by the United States Is Alive and Well

Mises | 31 May 2016 Last month, central bankers and finance leaders from the Group of 7 (G-7) advanced economies met in Sendai to discuss the global economy at large. As expected, the United States cautioned Japan, a US currency watchlist country, to refrain from taking further steps to manipulate its currency. This warning came…

Revealed: Where your KiwiSaver cash ends up

Stuff | 22 July 2015 When your money goes into KiwiSaver it goes on a journey into the global financial system and some of the places it ends up will surprise you. Some KiwiSaver schemes invest a lot in New Zealand deposits, bonds and shares, but most have big chunks invested in overseas companies and…