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Published on Monday, October 31, 2016 | Updated on Monday, October 31, 2016

How long can the low interest rate environment last?

The low interest rates in developed economies are a symptom with multiple causes, some structural and others cyclical, which taken together suggest we’ll see very gradual rate hikes. In fact, it could take up to a decade to see policy rates converge at around 3.5-4.0%, way below the 5% benchmark rate seen prior to the global crisis.

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