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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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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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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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Companies announcing results next week

Monday WPP (Q3 results) WPP is the bellwether of the advertising industry and as such is widely regarded as a global economic barometer. It offers a wide range of exposure

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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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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,

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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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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Associated British Foods (Q4 trading update) In July ABF reported a strong performance in the third quarter thanks in part to the weakness in the pound and a better