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.
10 September 2014
The most pressing issue for the remainder of the third quarter will be the Federal Reserve's objective of reinforcing its optimal control framework in the face of higher inflationary pressures.
08 September 2014
The bears are “sharpening their knives” for Japan despite encouraging signs in the longer term, the managers of the Ruffer investment trust have warned.
19 August 2014
UK consumer price inflation assumed its downwards trajectory once more in July following a sharp spike the previous month.
12 August 2014
With paltry wage inflation stifling productivity growth, the Bank of England would be wrong to raise interest rates before real wages increases are seen, argues James Alexander, head of equity research at M&G Investments
15 July 2014
UK consumer price inflation has moved sharply higher in June, a surprise jump which may strengthen the case for an earlier-than-expected base rate rise.
30 June 2014
Talk about an impending interest rate hike is building in the UK, despite recent mixed messages from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. However, one of the UK's leading investors, Neil Woodford, is not expecting an imminent rise, and these three charts reveal why.
17 June 2014
UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation fell in the year to May, after the previous month saw its first climb in 10 months.
06 June 2014
The absence of any relationship between the monetary base and inflation means no one has any real idea of where the economy is heading. So how can the authorities control inflation and sustain above trend growth? John Clarke, chief investment officer at GHC Capital Markets, explains.
05 June 2014
Although inflation has been the dog that has not barked, it would be extraordinary if higher levels did not appear. Protecting against inflation is both cheap and wise, explains Glyn Owen, investment director at Momentum Global Asset Management.
03 June 2014
Investors have today called on the European Central Bank to loosen monetary policy after inflation in the eurozone tumbled last month.
20 May 2014
The rate of UK CPI inflation rose in the year to April, the first increase in ten months, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Brazil’s equity markets have surged ahead this year as investors hope the upcoming election will usher in reforms similar to those seen in Mexico, explains Will Landers, manager of the BlackRock Latin American investment trust
Mid-market firms in Europe are struggling to meet their financial needs as traditional banks continue to undergo a deleveraging process. Alexandra Krief and Taron Wade, directors at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, explain how investors could fill the private funding gap
The provision of supportive monetary conditions has fuelled a value rally, but now there are signs that higher quality companies with long-term secular growth potential are back in favour.
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