Assessing the UK's financial health since 2016
Financial performance in focus
Energy costs rising by less than this time last year
Is it an effective tool?
Helped by the Federal Reserve
'Critical' stage in negotiations
10-year Treasury yield passes 3%
Central bank concerns
Cuts inflation and growth forecast for Q2
'Any other decision would be a major surprise to markets': Chances of a May rate hike falls to just 8%
Drop of 90 percentage points in one month
35 years on
Sterling fell 0.7% to $1.38
Brexit uncertainty a major factor
Over the past quarter, the consensus view of many has been to challenge the role and attractiveness of fixed income as an asset class.
Up 6.2% since start of the year
Markets have benefitted from a co-ordinated global recovery, led by central banks operating in a synchronised manner.
Will assess regulation
Market anticipates a May hike