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Negative Rates: Not The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted 11/14/2019 9:16AM CT | CME Group

Four major central banks have experimented with negative interest rates from the mid-2010s (Figure 1), putting rates as low as -0.75% to accelerate economic growth and boost inflation towards target levels. This paper examines the impact of negative interest rates in the eurozone, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland, and looks at how negative interest rates influenced the trade weighted value of their respective currencies, core consumer price inflation and GDP growth rates.

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