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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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Tuesday Compass (Q4 results) There is a strongly defensive nature to the business with good sales growth in some of its biggest markets and a healthy new contract pipeline. With

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Monday William Hill (Q3 trading update) William Hill has had an interesting time of late with a number of merger offers emerging from peers including 888, Rank and most recently

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Tuesday Whitbread (Interim results) It’s been a tough year so far for Whitbread shareholders with the stock substantially underperforming the market due to concerns about signs of weaker sales growth

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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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Rents up 2.4% in 12 months

Rental prices increased in all the English regions over the year to July 2016, with rents increasing the most in the South East at 3.5%, up from 3.4% in June

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Post-Brexit economic figures defy expectations

Some good news for Britain’s retailers as retail sales figures for July, the first hard data announced in this area since the EU Referendum, showed they were better than expected.

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Inflation rise sparks sterling spike

That reversed sentiment for the pound, which earlier hit its lowest level against the euro since 2013 after a seven-day losing streak. “The Office for National Statistics has pointed out

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Monday Clarkson (Q2 results) Clarkson is a leading provider of integrated shipping services, providing a significant role in the movement of commodities and finished goods around the world. It operates

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High employment will not affect rates

The unemployment data for April showed some moderately positive surprises. The Office for National Statistics said the claimant count over the month fell by 2,300 compared to the increase of