Borrowing costs

Borrowing costs rise as market bets against Lagarde

The price the Irish government would have to pay to borrow in the bond market has reached its highest level since the pandemic began on Friday, amid a change felt across the eurozone. Riday’s financial market moves indicate that investors have started to gauge the likelihood of an ECB interest rate hike within 12 months, […]

Borrowing costs

European Central Bank steps up stimulus to keep borrowing costs low

The European Central Bank acted on Thursday to counter market forces driving up borrowing costs around the world, saying it would step up its purchases of government and corporate bonds to ensure credit in the euro zone remains cheap. This action signaled that the bank was less worried about inflation and more about the economic […]

Borrowing costs

Reserve Bank raises borrowing costs and warns more are to come

New Zealand’s central bank has outpaced almost all developed economies in raising rates despite delta vagaries, writes Justin Giovannetti in The Bulletin. The cost of borrowing is rising for the first time in seven years. The Reserve Bank yesterday raised the official cash rate from a record high of 0.25% to 0.5%, a move widely […]