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    1. May 17, 2016

      Air fares push down inflation as recovery struggles

      UK inflation dipped in April after a temporary rise in March, marking the 17th consecutive month in which it has...

    2. May 12, 2016

      Brexit carries risk of recession, warns Bank of England

      A vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession, the Bank of...

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      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England inflation report: investors and economists react

      The Bank of England has warned of the economic impact of a vote to the leave the EU, but provides no concrete...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Thursday’s Bank of England inflation report — the issues

      For once, we can forget about house prices. The Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report at midday on Thursday will...

    3. April 27, 2016

      Bank governor says Brexit risks higher prices and lower growth

      Britain risks a period of weak sterling, higher prices and lower growth if it votes to leave the EU, according to the...

    4. April 20, 2016

      The Bank of England needs to speak up on Brexit

      This week’s economic modelling exercise from the Treasury provided a credible account of what is at stake for the UK’s...

    5. April 12, 2016

      UK inflation-linked bonds: gilty thoughts

      Remember when inflation used to frighten us? After years of quiescent prices, the inflation scare sits alongside the...

    6. April 12, 2016

      Air fares push UK inflation to 15-month high

      Increases in air fares helped push UK inflation to a 15-month high in March, according to the latest official figures....

    7. March 22, 2016

      UK inflation below Bank of England target for 26th month

      Falling prices for second-hand cars and bicycles kept UK inflation close to historic lows in February. The headline...

    8. March 15, 2016

      Britain’s dancing days are over say statisticians

      Forget dancing til dawn. Britons are increasingly choosing an evening at home with Nespresso and Baileys, according to...

    9. March 9, 2016

      UK’s top statistician pushes out-of-favour measure of inflation

      The UK’s top statistician has said the nation should focus its attention on a little-used measure of inflation that...

    10. February 29, 2016

      Top 10 hits and misses from Lord King’s list of predictions

      Mervyn King’s prediction that the eurozone will collapse under its own political and economic contradictions raises the...

    11. February 16, 2016

      UK inflation nudges up to 12 month-high

      The UK’s headline rate of inflation edged up to a 12-month high on Tuesday but has now stayed for a full two years...

    12. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    13. February 4, 2016

      Average home costs £500,000 in more than half of London postcodes

      It is a staple of pub conversations for London’s young professionals: if I move to (insert name of formerly...

    14. January 19, 2016

      Carney is right to keep UK interest rates on hold

      It is official: the special relationship does not extend to monetary policy. Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor,...

    15. January 19, 2016

      UK had lowest inflation in 2015 for 50 years

      The UK in 2015 experienced the lowest level of inflation for half a century, official figures confirmed on Tuesday....

    16. December 15, 2015

      UK inflation turns positive but rate set to stay low

      Inflation in the UK turned positive for the first time in four months in November but overall inflationary pressures...

    17. December 2, 2015

      Gilts’ moment in the sun may have further to run

      As the year nears its end, Wall Street’s finest are bombarding clients with prognostications about ways to profit in...

    18. November 17, 2015

      UK inflation below zero for second month

      Prices in the UK fell for the second month in a row in October, as lower food and energy prices continued to keep down...

    19. November 17, 2015

      What UK deflation means for private investors

      The deflation ogre — as many economists characterise the problem of falling prices that can deter companies from...

    20. November 5, 2015

      Carney indicates BoE’s willingness to rein in credit

      Mark Carney said the Bank of England would consider making it harder for lenders to extend credit, in order to prevent...

    21. November 5, 2015

      The Bank of England augurs a year on hold

      The screeching sound of investors and economists executing some sharp about-turns echoed through trading rooms on...

    22. November 5, 2015

      Bank of England signals rates can remain at lows until 2017

      Interest rates are set to remain at their current historic low well into next year after the Bank of England struck an...

    23. November 4, 2015

      What to watch for on Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    24. November 4, 2015

      Time to ask why we are still in the era of ultra-low rates

      The quiet period for Britain’s monetary policy is drawing to an end. Over the next few months, the Bank of England’s...

    25. October 13, 2015

      Pensioners pull further ahead as UK inflation turns negative

      The gulf between Britain’s state pensioners and other benefit recipients widened on Tuesday as official data showed...

    26. October 9, 2015

      Consumer confidence returns to UK market

      After six years of financial pain the stars finally aligned for cash-strapped British consumers in 2015. A mix of...

    27. October 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5%

      The Bank of England has voted overwhelmingly to keep interest rates on hold, saying the renewed fall in oil prices...

    28. September 16, 2015

      UK’s enviably smooth economic recovery

      A penchant for blithe optimism is no virtue in a British finance minister. The chancellors that gained lasting acclaim...

    29. September 16, 2015

      UK pay rises at fastest rate for six years

      British workers are seeing their pay increase at its fastest rate in six years, in the latest sign that employees are...

    30. September 15, 2015

      Slide in fuel costs helps push August UK inflation back to zero

      Falling fuel costs and muted rises in clothes prices helped push UK inflation back to zero in August as global...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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