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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

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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