Rates have defied predictions made just before the US credit downgrade and are incredibly attractive right now. How long can it last?
Around the world, central banks are dragging out or canceling interest-rate increases. The effect, however, is unclear.
The central bank's promise of further action is only enabling investors.
Rising food prices pushed overall inflation up in July, but the country could soon see a peak.
Banks cut interest rates on deposits as cash flows in, and some borrowing costs are expected to rise.
China's breakneck growth rate should continue to lift oil prices, leading to a spike in gasoline prices by year's end.
Gold, consumer goods and inflation-adjusted bonds suggest we should brace for rising prices.
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