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.
04 November 2013
Economic thinktank the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has forecast the economy will grow by 1.4% this year.
31 October 2013
Scott Jamieson's Kames Inflation Linked fund is set to change its benchmark and investment objective, and will move from the IMA Mixed Investment 0%-35% Shares sector to the Specialist sector.
15 October 2013
UK consumer prices index (CPI) inflation remained stable in September at 2.7%.
27 September 2013
Asian stocks rose overnight, leaving the region on track for its best monthly run since 2010, as positive inflation data from Japan cheered investors.
23 September 2013
M&G's Bond Vigilantes team has warned of potential inflation surprises on the horizon amid easy monetary policy from central banks. Here, portfolio manager Ben Lord outlines inflation expectations from consumers in the UK, Europe and Asia for both the short and long term.
17 September 2013
UK CPI inflation fell from 2.8% to 2.7% in August, in line with economists’ expectations, as falling transport costs pushed the headline figure down.
16 September 2013
Official consumer prices index (CPI) inflation is expected to dip this week when official figures are released.
Fiona Reynolds, managing director of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), explores how the fixed income sector is embracing responsible investment strategies.
Contingent convertible bonds (CoCos) have swiftly moved into the mainstream as regulators put more pressure on banks following the financial crisis. However, Dan Daldry, a manager in the fixed income team at Alliance Trust, argues there are many risks in the sector.
A spurt in environmental regulations from governments is driving growth for companies linked to recycling, water treatment and alternative energy. Jon Forster from Impax outlines the opportunities.
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