Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

Savers missing out on almost £4 billion amid high inflation and low interest rates

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Low cash ISA rates and high inflation have left UK savers £3.81 billion short (more…)

Mark Carney comments increase expectations of near-term Bank of England rate hike

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Speech by Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney may increase expectation that the BoE is preparing the ground for a near-term interest rate hike, with a move as soon as November very much in play. (more…)

Will the Bank of England Spring a Hawkish Surprise?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The September ’17 MPC meeting: Higher August CPI print highlights the risk of a hawkish surprise (more…)

UK Inflation Up to 2.9% in August, likely to Peak Just Above 3% in late 2017

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The EY ITEM club comments on today's inflation figures from the ONS:

· Squeeze on consumers tightened further in August as consumer price inflation rose (more…)

Bank of England in Difficult Position After Inflation Jump

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

By: Richard Stone, Chief Executive at The Share Centre.

The significant increase in the headline rate of inflation puts the Bank of England in a difficult position. (more…)

Annual CPI Inflation up to 2.9%

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

According to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the annual Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate for August 2017 was 2.9 percent. (more…)

Wage growth: the missing piece of the puzzle

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

By Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International

UK unemployment continues to fall and now stands at a record low of 4.4% (more…)

UK Inflation Stable and Remains Below May Peak

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Consumer price inflation was stable at 2.6% in July, keeping it below May’s peak of 2.9%. Nevertheless, consumers continue to face a considerable squeeze on their purchasing power (more…)

Inflation Remains Unchanged as Personal Investors and Consumers Continue to Feel the Pinch

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Today’s inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics show the headline rate remaining flat at 2.6% – contrary to the expectations of many (more…)

UK Inflation Unchanged at 2.6%

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

UK annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation for July has come in at 2.6 percent, which is unchanged compared to the year to June. (more…)

UK manufacturing sector has healthy start to Q3

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The July CBI survey suggests that the UK manufacturing sector had a healthy start to the third quarter, but manufacturing survey results have been appreciably stronger than recent official data. The outlook for manufacturing appears mixed and the July CBI survey pointed to a marked easing of price pressures, which fuels hope that UK inflation is close to peaking. (more…)

Retail sales boosted in June by warmer weather

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

It is highly possible that the sharp drop in retail sales in the first quarter over-stated the weakness of spending, while the second quarter rebound overstates the strength (more…)

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