Paying the price of recovery: Could the Bank of England be the first to raise rates?

Race to stabilise economy slowly hots up

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We have all become familiar with looking at charts over the last 12 months – rates of infection, R numbers, country case comparisons, the list goes on.

In the latest phase of the ongoing pandemic, the chart in focus is one that shows the rate of vaccination by country. Daily updates add to the 'drama' of seeing which country is vaccinating the fastest. Thankfully, these programmes should make it extremely likely that national and local lockdowns will become a distant memory, and the pressure on the health systems and the heartache caused by the virus will recede.   Preparing to steel the show: Commodities poised to play a vital role in the defence against inflation Following a terrible 2020, the UK now seems to be doing something ...

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