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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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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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Hesitancy reigns as payrolls dominate

European markets are following their Asian counterparts, with trading largely hesitant and non-committal by nature. Despite flat-lining equity markets, we are continuing to see significant volatility in the dollar, with

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Risk-on remains as stock surge sustains

Stock markets rose once more today, as hopes of a high growth period based on substantial fiscal stimulus continued to stoke the embers of last week’s US election. UK stocks

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UK inflation nudges down to 0.9%

Despite the Bank of England’s forecast that inflation would hit 2.7% by the end of 2017, October’s data showed it was actually lower than last month’s figure of 1.0% and,

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The search for inflation-beating returns

The bad news for savers just gets worse, as declining interest returns cannot match the rate at which prices are set to rise. Savers face the continuing vicious circle of

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Inflation could hit retired investors

Increasing inflation is the wolf at the door for retired investors but perversely it could be good news for final salary pension schemes. It is essential to protect your income

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Rising inflation creates positive backdrop for stocks

Better than expected economic data in the UK has seen gilt yields rise back to pre-Referendum levels, however rising government bond yields are not a UK-specific phenomenon. Bond yields have

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Inflation: what does it mean for asset allocation?

For a good few years, deflationary pressures have run the world economy. Globalisation, and the increase in supply of goods, services and labour into the world economy, has been a

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UK inflation leaps to 1%

Inflation jumped to 1% in September, its highest level since late 2014. The significant leap in the CPI from August has primarily been as a result of the plummeting pound