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    1. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    2. August 18, 2015

      UK inflation edges up slightly in July

      With the main measure of inflation rising only slightly in July, UK prices have been all but flat for six months giving...

    1. August 16, 2015

      Updates on inflation for UK and US provide key to rate decisions

      Interest rate decisions remain top of the agenda this week with an update to the inflation situation in the UK and US...

    2. August 6, 2015

      The Bank of England signals no rises for now

      UK economy-watchers were handed a cornucopia of information on Thursday as the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

    3. August 6, 2015

      UK rate rise further off after Bank downgrades inflation forecast

      The Bank of England surprised markets on Thursday by striking an unexpectedly dovish stance, apparently delaying a...

    4. July 22, 2015

      More Bank of England MPC members edge towards vote for rate rise

      A number of members of the UK’s interest rate setting committee considered voting for a rate rise in July but were put...

    5. July 14, 2015

      UK central bank governor says rate rise near despite no inflation

      The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historic low is getting closer but that any...

    6. June 25, 2015

      The Bank of England ponders going for a rise

      If one of its policy makers has his way, the UK might be the first major economy to lift its interest rates from the...

    7. June 23, 2015

      Bank of England hawk says prepare for UK rate rise

      The Bank of England should be ready to raise borrowing costs as early as August, a member of its Monetary Policy...

    8. June 18, 2015

      UK retail spending rises 4.6% in May

      Britons’ love affair with shopping shows no sign of ending, with the volume of goods bought in UK shops growing again...

    9. June 16, 2015

      Small rise in UK consumer prices in May

      Consumer prices in the UK rose slightly in May, putting an end to the brief brush with deflation. But with the cost of...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Supermarket prices fall faster than official inflation measure

      The price of food and drink in supermarkets has fallen significantly faster during the past year than the official...

    11. May 22, 2015

      Rise in bond yields suggests care needed in slaying deflation

      There was not much of a cheer this week when Britain posted its first annual fall in prices since the one-month wonder...

    12. May 19, 2015

      UK slips into deflation as prices fall 0.1%

      The UK has officially slipped into deflation for the first time in more than half a century, but economists and policy...

    13. May 13, 2015

      Walk on the supply side needed for UK economy

      Mark Carney ran a blistering time in the London marathon, trouncing most of the City as well as the handful of MPs so...

    14. May 13, 2015

      Bank of England downgrades UK growth forecast

      The Bank of England has sounded a more cautious note on Britain’s economy, replacing extremely optimistic growth...

    15. April 17, 2015

      Car insurance premiums set to rise

      Motorists benefited from lower insurance premiums in the first quarter of the year, but experts predict more increases...

    16. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: UK remains on the brink of deflation

      UK inflation has stayed at zero in March, unchanged from February and the lowest rate for at least half a century. This...

    17. April 14, 2015

      UK inflation stays at zero in March

      The UK has avoided its first period of deflation since the 1960s for another month, with prices remaining unchanged in...

    18. April 9, 2015

      Cameron first PM since 1950s to enjoy whole term with no rate rise

      David Cameron has become the first UK prime minister since Clement Attlee in the 1940s and 1950s to serve a whole term...

    19. April 6, 2015

      A glimpse into a future of UK deflation

      The postwar era has been staggeringly inflationary compared to the more distant past. When I was in my early teens in...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Zero significance in the UK inflation milestone

      For centuries mathematicians could not settle on how to treat the number zero. Economists display no such diffidence;...

    21. March 25, 2015

      Don’t panic on inflation, says Monetary Policy Committee’s Miles

      Britain should not panic and cut interest rates because inflation has dropped to zero and is heading into negative...

    22. March 24, 2015

      UK annual inflation rate falls to zero

      The UK’s annual inflation rate fell to zero in February as the slide in the cost of oil continued to act as a brake on...

    23. March 17, 2015

      Ecigs, craft beer and Spotify counted as UK consumer staples

      Ecigarettes and craft beer are in, but sat navs and yoghurt drinks are out, in the official update of the basket of...

    24. March 12, 2015

      Carney points to delay in raising rates

      Mark Carney said on Thursday that low inflation in other countries and the rise in sterling might force the Bank of...

    25. March 10, 2015

      ‘Foolish’ to cut interest rates, says Mark Carney

      Mark Carney says it would be “foolish” to cut interest rates or expand quantitative easing in response to falling oil...

    26. February 18, 2015

      Why the UK’s low inflation is not universally welcomed

      With the publication of figures showing prices in January were just 0.3 per cent higher than a year ago, UK inflation...

    27. February 17, 2015

      UK inflation falls to record low of 0.3%

      Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in Britain in decades, as tumbling food and oil prices hand the Conservatives...

    28. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney promises a return to normality

      Do you want the good news or the good news? Elsewhere in Europe falling prices are brewing a headache for the monetary...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England says UK inflation could fall below zero

      A period of deflation due to falling oil prices would be “unambiguously good” for the UK economy, the governor of the...

    30. February 5, 2015

      BoE keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold, demonstrating no rush to end five years of ultra-low...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Statistics experts admit rent inflation error

      The Office for National Statistics admitted on Friday that it had badly underestimated the increase of costs of private...

    32. January 28, 2015

      Britain’s economy is a conundrum for central bankers

      F ortune has been smiling on the Bank of England, if not on its forecasts. A year ago the Monetary Policy Committee...

    33. January 21, 2015

      Bank of England MPC unanimous in holding interest rates

      The Bank of England has taken a step back from raising interest rates, after the two dissenters on its nine-strong...

    34. January 19, 2015

      British economy looks set to accelerate, say forecasters

      Britain is projected to shrug off indifferent survey data and accelerate over the next year, according to the Ernst &...

    35. January 16, 2015

      Inflation fall brings some relief for savers

      The majority of cash Isa accounts now beat inflation after the consumer prices index fell to its lowest level since May...

    36. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Central bankers are steered towards the wrong target

      Nothing makes a politician appear more out of touch than having a shaky grasp of the cost of living. Being asked for...

    38. January 13, 2015

      Q&A: UK inflation

      Lower oil and food prices have pushed UK inflation down to 0.5 per cent, its lowest level in nearly 15 years, weakening...

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