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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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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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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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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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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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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