26 January 2015
Richard Jeffrey, CIO of Cazenove Capital, looks at the impact of falling inflation in the UK.
21 January 2015
Sterling fell against the euro and the US dollar as the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) minutes revealed a unanimous vote against hiking interest rates.
15 January 2015
Indian equities stood out in Asian trading overnight after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a surprise cut to interest rates in order to combat falling inflation.
14 January 2015
The sharp fall in the UK inflation rate is not cause for concern, Chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later today.
13 January 2015
Figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics showed UK CPI inflation fell to a surprise 0.5% in December, the lowest level since May 2000. We round up the reaction from leading investors and economists.
13 January 2015
UK consumer price inflation has fallen to a 15-year low of just 0.5%, driven by plunging oil prices.
18 December 2014
A hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve has been perceived by markets as another step towards an interest rate rise, although it is unlikely to come before April 2015.
17 December 2014
UK inflation is likely to remain below target for longer, but some members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) see possible risk factors that could cause it to overshoot its 2% target in the coming year.
16 December 2014
UK CPI inflation fell further than expected in November to its lowest level since 2002, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
19 November 2014
Minutes released by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee this morning revealed a more hawkish stance than investors expected, helping to lift the flagging UK currency.
18 November 2014
UK CPI inflation rose to at an annual rate of 1.3% in October, according to ONS figures released today.
17 November 2014
The managers of Ruffer's investment trust increased total return by 0.5% in an "extraordinarily" volatile October as the effect of protective assets finally kicked in.
12 November 2014
Bank of England policymakers expect inflation to fall below 1% over the next six months, according to the latest quarterly Inflation Report.
31 October 2014
Hermes Investment Management is launching its first product for the recently launched multi-asset team headed by Tommaso Mancuso.
30 October 2014
Errors in forecasts are nothing new, but Steven Bell, manager of the F&C Global Macro Bond fund, asks why economists have been so far off the mark with their inflation forecasts in recent months.
The impact of China’s slowing growth on the wider Asia region continues to worry investors in 2015. Yet pockets of opportunity have appeared recently, as the continued decline in the oil price boosts importers. Here, fund managers tell Investment Week about their favoured stocks, countries and contrarian plays.
Ian Rees, head of research for multi-asset funds at Premier Asset Management, tells Annabelle Williams how the team has accessed four alternative income sectors.
More muted performance may be on the cards for US equities, but financials and healthcare can still out-perform, explains Martin Currie's Tom Walker.
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