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.
10 September 2013
The total deficit of private sector UK defined benefit (DB) schemes increased by £100bn last month as rising inflation expectations pushed up liabilities, figures show.
13 August 2013
The UK's headline inflation rate fell back to 2.8% in July, matching analysts' expectations, the latest data has revealed.
05 August 2013
Ian Gunner, portfolio manager of the Altana Hard Currency fund at Altana Wealth, says so far the threat of inflation has been muted but this could soon change.
16 July 2013
UK CPI inflation rose from 2.7% to 2.9% in June, with the largest upward contributions coming from petrol, clothing and footwear.
The IMA Sterling Strategic Bond sector has become increasingly popular in recent years, with its flexibility hugely attractive in a low yield environment.
The strong dollar has been the bane of equity markets, placing pressure on earnings. But Simon Laing, head of US equities at Invesco Perpetual, argues investors need to look back at the 1980s, when markets soared alongside the dollar’s strength, for investment inspiration.
A string of fines and legal costs has obscured banks' true earning power in recent years. Moreover, banks are now run by prudent risk managers, argues Tony Coniaris from Harris Associates.
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