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.
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.
Low interest rates since the financial crisis have helped to provide the property sector with scope for continued growth and income generation. Nick Greenwood, manager of the CF Miton Worldwide Growth investment trust, explores how four countries’ property markets have fared recently.
The impact of politics on emerging market sentiment has created a number of opportunities in the sector, but there are also many countries investors should avoid, says Nick Price, manager of the Fidelity Emerging Markets fund.
China will likely ratchet up the stimulus further, and alongside this week's launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect programme, Chinese equities could speed ahead, explains ETF Securities' Nitesh Shah.
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