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.
17 October 2014
The Bank of England's chief economist has suggested interest rates could remain low for a protracted period without causing inflation to spike.
14 October 2014
UK CPI inflation has fallen to its lowest level in five years, undershooting estimates as the impact of falling petrol prices dragged the headline level down near to 1%.
17 September 2014
UK unemployment fell to its lowest level in six years in the three months to July, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
16 September 2014
Standard Life Investments (SLI) has added a short duration global bond fund to its fixed income range.
16 September 2014
UK CPI inflation fell from 1.6% to 1.5% in August, a level seen on only two other occasions over the past five years.
10 September 2014
Kames Capital’s David Roberts has warned delaying an interest rate hike any longer could cause the kind of inflationary shock last seen in the UK more than thirty years ago.
Depending on how you look at the US, stockpickers are either spoilt for choice or dealing with overly expensive companies. Cormac Weldon, manager of the Artemis US Equity and US Select funds, looks at the outlook for American markets next year and beyond.
Warren Hyland, lead portfolio manager of the Muzinich Emerging Market Short Duration fund, analyses the performance of emerging market debt and prospects for 2015.
Global growth looks pretty uninspiring, and there is much uncertainty on the horizon. But now is the time to load up on equities, says Christopher Mahon from Baring Asset Management.
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