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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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Three predictions for 2017

Like the wise men or the French hens, good things come in threes and so I’ve put together three predictions for 2017 and how investors might react to those: The

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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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US Fed raises rates and hints at three more to come

Last night the US Federal Reserve did exactly what had been anticipated by raising interest rates to a target range of 0.5-0.75%. This decision in itself did not cause much

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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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FTSE extends losses into second day

Shares remained under pressure this morning, with the FTSE 100 retreating further from its record highs. US earnings season got off to a decidedly poor start, and with the S&P

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Fed stays on hold but December rise likely

As had been widely expected, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) left interest rates unchanged at Wednesday’s meeting. However, the US central bank is paving the way for a rate rise

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Interest rates held at 0.25%

The MPC voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.25%. It also voted unanimously to continue with the programme of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases totalling up to £10bn,