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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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A busy week ahead and will rates go up?

The next few days look set to bring a flood of news for investors, with US and UK central bank decisions, the Federal Reserve chair announcement due, US employment data

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Rate rise likely in November

The first estimate for Q3 GDP showing growth of 0.4% indicates the economy is performing slightly better than economists had expected. Although by any measure this is not strong growth

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Where next for interest rates and portfolios?

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become increasingly hawkish about the prospect of hiking interest rates in the “relatively near term” with inflation running nearly one percentage point

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Associated British Foods (Q4 trading update) In July, the group raised expectations by saying that third quarter sales at Primark had remained strong and the overall outlook for the

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When will interest rates rise?

Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International: “It seems the bank is reluctant to rock the economic recovery by hiking rates just yet and the Bank’s view

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Will today see the return of the doves?

The last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting saw a surprise shift in the plate tectonics among policymakers, with three of eight members voting for an increase in UK interest rates.

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Will rising consumer debt affect interest rates?

Money is cheap, so is it really a surprise that the Bank of England voiced its concerns last week over rising consumer debt levels in the UK? Well, actually it

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No rate rises while UK growth remains sluggish

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the UK economy saw a small pick-up in GDP growth, but the overall environment remains sluggish. The preliminary estimate shows

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UK goes 10 years without a rate rise

On that date in 2007 the Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase rates to 5.75% just as the wheels were about to come off the global economy. A decade on