Thomson Financial News - Central banks of the industrialized nations now seem to share the view that interest rates are too low to address rising inflation, especially as the credit market is beginning to stabilize following the 325 basis point rate cut in the United States and the enhancement of the safety net there. And once the financial market turmoil calms down, the BoJ has to start adjusting interest rates, which are still at exceptionally low levels compared to the economic fundamentals and prices. We believe a rate hike may take place before the end of this year.