07 March 2014
M&G corporate bond fund manager Stefan Isaacs finds discussion of high yield headwinds strangely absent from a recent conference.
07 March 2014
The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) has said the currency crisis in Ukraine could have serious and long-lasting implications for the European energy market.
28 February 2014
Central bankers risk creating an “inflationary overshoot” because of their attempts to avoid deflation, the managers of the Ruffer Investment Company have warned.
19 February 2014
The Bank of England will not hike interest rates until well in to 2015 at the earliest, according to Hawksmoor Investment Management’s head of research, Jim Wood-Smith.
18 February 2014
The UK's consumer prices index fell to 1.9% in January, bringing it under the Bank of England's 2% target rate for the first time in four years.
14 January 2014
The FTSE 100 was down as much as 0.5% this morning, mimicking losses seen globally, as investors reacted to poor economic data.
14 January 2014
The UK's headline inflation rate fell to 2% in December, rounding off a near one percentage point fall since the summer, official data has shown.
07 January 2014
The spectre of deflation in Europe is once again back at the forefront of investors' minds today after the latest reading of price movements saw inflation fall to a record low.
23 December 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we look back over the major news stories in an eventful year.
17 December 2013
The UK's headline inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level in four years after edging down to 2.1% in November.
11 December 2013
The UK could be the first developed country to raise interest rates, with a hike coming as soon as next year, according to Fidelity fixed income head Andrew Wells.
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.
13 November 2013
The Bank of England has sharply revised its unemployment forecasts but emphasised this does not mean it is guaranteed to hike rates once the 7% threshold is reached.
12 November 2013
UK CPI inflation dropped to 2.2% in October, a larger-than-expected fall that sent sterling to a two-month low against the dollar.
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.
Japan has rising taxes, an energy shortfall, and tensions with China to resolve in 2014, says Charlotte Watson, chief investment officer of Attivo Investment Management.
Investors buying passives risk missing out on active funds that deliver real total returns well above what trackers can deliver, Jonathan Willcocks, M&G's global head of retail sales, argues.
Investment Management Association (IMA) chief executive Daniel Godfrey says we should "interrogate quite hard" the assertion that the price of fund management has dropped elsewhere in the world, but not in the UK.
The recent efforts of Turkey's central bank remain deeply unconvincing while Chinese and Russian markets are stuffed full of state-owned enterprises. But there are bright spots for EM investors, argues Baillie Gifford's Tim Campbell.
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