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Expect no Bank action following inflation rise

The rate of inflation in the UK continued its rise in January according to this week’s figures from the Office for National Statistics. The CPI measure rose to 1.8% which

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Interest rates stay on hold

In response to the Brexit vote the Bank cut interest rates to 0.25% and increased quantitative easing back in August 2016. In a meeting this morning, the Bank also updated

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Bank of England Super Thursday: three key things to look out for

Here are three key things to look out: GDP Forecast Since its gloomy report in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, the Bank has been gradually upgrading its forecast for GDP

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UK-focused income hunters will struggle this year

McEntegart, manager of the Kames Diversified Monthly Income Fund, said the prospects for UK–focused income-seekers were constrained by political and monetary headwinds, with better opportunities elsewhere. “It is clear to

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UK plc defies the naysayers

Today’s services PMI reading makes it three for three on UK economic data this week. The British economy continues to defy expectations, although in each one signs of higher prices

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Rathbones: It’s going to be a tough 2017

While politics will continue as the key driver of uncertainty in 2017, leading to the potential for policy errors, markets will struggle to discount effectively. This should create anomalies and

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UK rates “lower for longer”

The Monetary Policy Committee said the decision reflects the likelihood of slower household income growth which would weaken consumer spending next year. “The Bank of England was not expected to

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Markets waver as Fed decision looms

Yet another choppy day in the markets, as a host of economic data did little to shift the uncertainty that has reigned ahead of a likely Fed hike this evening.

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OPEC deal within sight

The FTSE is starting the day in rude health, as the rising chance of an OPEC output cut has driven energy firms into the green. Despite starting the day on

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RBS fails stress test

The Bank of England said it has approved remedial action that RBS is already taking to improve its resilience to financial shocks. The 2016 test was the most severe test