Why China holds the rates keys

Rates and inflation will stay low for some time … and China could make all the difference.

The Reserve Bank of Australia recently updated its Chart Book (November 2013), and this document provides investors with plenty of charts to review to help understand the current interest rate market and its outlook.

Unfortunately for savers, the charts paint a very daunting picture. Interest rates paid by banks to depositors seems set to stay low in 2014. Indeed, unless there is a sharp increase in the economic growth of the developed world, which I regard as unlikely, then deposit rates seems destined to stay low into 2015.

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