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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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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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UK GDP beats forecasts

Fourth quarter GDP rose 0.6%, higher than consensus expectations of 0.5%, and matching the 0.6% seen in both the previous two quarters. GDP for the whole of 2016 was 2.0%,

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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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Interest rate decision no surprise

The decision to keep interest rates on hold came as no surprise to many in the industry. Back in August the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) slashed its forecasts for growth

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Interest rate cuts could be put on hold

Early estimates of GDP are often quite inaccurate but the 0.5% quarter on quarter increase will cause the Bank of England MPC to pause on any planned interest rate cuts.

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RLAM: Expect another rate cut in November

The Monetary Policy Committee had already cast doubt on the large fall in the July PMIs, so the economy’s bounce back in August should not have come as a surprise

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UK inflation may mean further rate cut

This week’s UK inflation figures for August surprised the market by holding steady at 0.6%, compared to consensus expectations for a rise to 0.7%. Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at

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Eurozone has dodged Brexit bullet so far

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided not to change rates or quantitative easing, which has not come as a huge shock to anyone. So far, the eurozone economy has