Bank of england
05 December 2013
The government's stake in part-nationalised lender Lloyds Banking Group is to be offered to the public, the government said today.
28 November 2013
Shares in UK housebuilders have tumbled after the Bank of England said it will end the Funding for Lending (FLS) scheme for mortgages a year early.
22 November 2013
The UK economy is heading in the right direction but there are a "number of years to go" before a full-blown recovery can be called, Bank of England (BoE) chief economist Spencer Dale has said.
18 November 2013
Moving towards the end of the year, it is increasingly looking like 2013 will be a very strong year for UK equities, but where should investors have been investing for the best rewards? Neil Hermon and James Ross, managers of the Henderson UK Alpha fund, give us their views.
15 November 2013
Macro data was at the forefront of investors' minds this week, after a surprise drop in UK inflation sent the pound lower.
11 November 2013
The Bank of England is expected to raise its growth forecast for the UK to 3% following the strong recovery the country has seen.
08 November 2013
The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to maintain UK interest rates at their historic low of 0.5%.
28 October 2013
The Chancellor George Osborne is expected to step back from plans to break-up the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) amid an expected outcry from some shareholders.
25 October 2013
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has promised to keep interest rates lower for longer, ahead of the release of UK GDP growth data for the third quarter.
22 October 2013
Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, is pushing ahead with a strategic review of the institution's resources and priorities, just three months in to the job.
21 October 2013
The Bank of England (BoE) could increase interest rates a "fair amount" without hurting homeowners taking advantage of the government's Help to Buy scheme, according to one of its policymakers.
16 October 2013
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed excited talk of a UK housing bubble.
14 October 2013
In his final speech as deputy governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker revealed that the resolution regime, which will allow one of the world's largest banks to collapse without being rescued, is now in place.
27 September 2013
The FTSE 100 index was in the red just after midday, dragged down by mining stocks which sold-off as oil and metals prices weakened.
27 September 2013
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said the UK economy is recovering and does not need a further expansion of the quantitative easing programme.
Being an income investor today can mean buying the most expensive corner of the market, but Jacob de Tusch-Lec, manager of the Artemis Global Income fund, says China is an interesting exception.
Stefan Herz, portfolio advisor to the Charlemagne Magna Eastern European fund, says the best ‘value traps’ in Russia can be found by breaking down opportunities into three ‘tiers’.
Bertrand Cliquet, fund manager of the Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Equity fund, explains his fund’s strategy and where he believes there is value in the sector.
Europe investors were right to shun value plays in recent years, but lower price premiums are now emerging as a key metric of stock performance, argues Neptune's Rob Burnett.
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