consequences of low interest rates, and how to they affect our daily lives? What is interest? ... now earning little in interest. At the same time, low interest rates offer the Dutch government a ... Interest rates in the euro area are at a historic low. At De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) we expect them to remain low for some time to come. Research has shown that interest rates have trended downward
Prolonged low interest rates constitute one of the major risks to financial stability ... price bubbles.Likewise, persistently low interest rates weigh heavily on the financial position of ... Interest rates at all-time low Over the past three decades, interest rates have followed a downward ... above and below the interest rate that is determined by structural factors. Downside risks to economic
due to losses on investment portfolios. Interest rate decline is positive for sectors with high debt levels Interest rates have fallen to historically low levels. The interest rate decline reflects ... Prolonged low interest rates constitute one of the major risks to the Dutch financial sector. ... interest rates have had a positive effect for the government, households and businesses with high
weighed down by persistently low interest rates and the high levels of non-performing loans in bank ... of the low interest rates, are also expected to be confronted with declining interest income in the ... Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Dutch banks' interest income under pressure as a result of low interest rates Besides insurers and pension funds, banks are also sensitive to prolonged low interest rates.
aware of the growing differential between the ultimate forward rate (UFR) and market interest rates. ... rates, which may cause them to run into trouble if interest rates return to more normal levels in ... accommodating monetary policy, interest rates are expected to remain low for some time to come, which ... businesses with high debt levels may become accustomed to low interest rates, which may cause them to
Overview of Financial Stability (OFS), which was published today. Low interest rates prompt reassessment of financial sector business models The low interest rate environment is forcing institutions to reconsider their business models.A prolonged period of low interest rates affects the resilience ... response to low interest rates, and it monitors their progress. Cultural change in the financial
explanation for the increase in net savings despite low interest rates is the savings goal effect: at lower interest rates more savings are needed to achieve the same target amount. The precautionary ... observed since 2012. Average interest rates on fixed-term deposits and instant access savings accounts ... deposits, which reached EUR 12 billion in 2019. At EUR 1.2 billion, credited interest made the lowest
This paper investigates the size and development of Dutch banks’ interest rate risk positions in the banking book during the period from 2008 to 2015. Interest rate risk positions are rather modest ... interest margin and the return on assets. Interest rate risk positions do, however, vary significantly between banks and over time. In fact, banks adjust their interest rate risk in order to benefit from
Several times per year DNB issues an Occasional Study, a publication designed for a broader public than just economists. Occasional Studies cover a specific research or policy theme, contributing to national and international policy debates. The natural rate of interest from a monetary and financial perspective
Some countries currently face historically low interest rates on government debt due to a ... rate environment has raised interest in the role of fiscal stabilization policy. We study the ... positive. Keywords: convenience yield, low interest rate, fiscal policy, debt sustainability. JEL Classifications: E32, E62, E63. A convenient truth: The convenience yield, low interest rates and
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