US Fed Announces 25 Basis Point Rate Hike Taking Interest Rate Above 5%

Amid the banking crisis emerging in the market, the US economic environment looks extremely fragile. On Wednesday, May 3, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its 25 basis point rate hike, the 10th consecutive one in just over a year’s time. Although the announcement was in line with the Street expectation, the US equity market … Read more

US Stock Indices Plummet as Fed Raises Interest Rate for 10th Time

The US stock indices notably derailed from the recent growth path it has charted in recent times following the rate hike news. The US stock market and its associated indices took a major plunge at the close of trading on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked interest rate by 25 basis … Read more

Swiss National Bank Raises Interest Rate by 50 Basis Points amid Banking Crisis

According to the Swiss National Bank, additional interest rate hikes should not be ruled out in the mid to long term. The apex bank of Switzerland, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has announced its latest interest rate hike by 50 basis points or 0.5%. According to the press release published by the SNB earlier today, … Read more

US Federal Reserve Increased Interest Rate by 0.25% despite Banking Crisis

Irrespective of its current leanings, the Federal Reserve will implement additional rate hikes to correct the strain that is still being felt in the economy by the average consumer. The United States Federal Reserve through the Open Market Committee (FOMC) has increased its interest rate by 25 basis points (0.25%). The rate hike was as … Read more

ECB Raises Interest Rates by Half Percentage Point amid Financial Sector Woes

After much thought, the ECB has increased interest rates by 50 basis points to stem sustainably high inflation.  The European Central Bank (ECB) recently hiked interest rates by another half a percentage point following today’s Frankfurt meeting. The ECB’s latest rate hike comes amid financial woes in the US and European banking sectors, with stocks taking a … Read more