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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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2017 bank results preview

Bank results are upon us once again, kicking off today with Lloyds. Below is a quick rundown of how things stand and what we can expect from each of the

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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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HSBC reports surprise drop in Q4

HSBC’s full year results, out this morning, show adjusted profit for the year was down 1.2% at $19.3bn. The bank’s Q4 earnings had been predicted at around $3.7bn but instead

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Investor confidence rises for third consecutive month

It now stands at a level of 80 points, up from a record low of 59 in October but still below its long run average of 100. Laith Khalaf, senior

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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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Vanguard cuts fees on passive LifeStrategy range

Passive funds have made tremendous inroads in recent years. Latest figures from the Investment Association show that passive funds now make up 13.4% of all funds under management, up from

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Hargreaves Lansdown: Outlook for 2017

2017 will see inflation creeping back into the UK economy, with the Bank of England expecting a rise to 2.7% and other forecasts suggesting it could climb as high as

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2016: Best and worst performances

Despite a dreadful start, 2016 has been the year of the mining giants which have benefited from the dual tail winds of rising commodity prices and a falling pound. However,

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Investment review of the year

It’s been a great year to be a stock market investor, and yet another poor year to be a cash saver, as interest rates fell to a new record low