Improvements in the labour market and expectations for solid economic growth have strengthened the case for a US interest rate hike.
UK finance minister Philip Hammond has welcomed the stimulus measures announced by the Bank of England; in reaction London's FTSE 100 share index rose and the pound fell in value.
Russia's central bank has kept it key interest rate unchanged at 10.5 percent even as inflation falls.
Keeping their powder dry the Bank of England's policymakers have left the cost of borrowing unchanged in Britain - for now.
The Federal Reserve is deep in a policy meeting and it is extremely unlikely that an interest rate rise is on the cards.
Standard and Poor's has warned that as borrowing costs go up some countries could see their credit ratings cut or outlooks lowered, with the most pronounced problem in the eurozone.
ECB head Mario Draghi has defended low interest rates following complaints from German officials, including Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, that they are hurting savers.
The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday (April 27). However it left the door open to a hike in June by signalling
Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to leave the cost of borrowing unchanged in the face of disappointing word on durable goods orders and consumer confidence.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has vowed to use all the tools at his disposal for "as long as needed" to return the eurozone economy to growth.
The European Central Bank has kept borrowing costs at record low levels despite German criticism of the stimulus moves.
The US Federal reserve has left interest rates unchanged, but says that moderate growth and what it called “strong job gains” means it will be able
Unemployment in the UK fell by 60,000 in the final three months of 2015, but despite the strong labour market wage growth slowed.
The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is poised to announce it will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. This announcement is seen
The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said she’s “looking forward” to normalising economic policy – code for a hike in US interest rates – to
The Bank of England met on what was dubbed “Super Thursday” on hopes that Bank Governor Mark Carney would have something positive to say on interest
China’s central bank has cut interest rates and lowered the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves, as well as freeing up deposit rates. Earlier