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10MAY 2018

Bank of England pauses hikes, awaiting more clarity

The market now shares our view that the next UK rate rise will be in November.

2017

DECEMBER

06DEC 2017

Economics

Outlook 2018: Global bonds

Will 2018 be another year in bond nirvana or are the storm clouds set to upset bondholder stupor?

01DEC 2017

Economics

Outlook 2018: Global economy

In the first part of our series of articles assessing the outlook for next year, Keith Wade discusses whether the Goldilocks combination of strong growth and low inflation can continue in 2018.

NOVEMBER

14NOV 2017

Economics

UK inflation fails to rise but remains elevated

We may be close to the peak in inflation as the impact of sterling weakness should now start to fade.

02NOV 2017

Economics

Bank of England raises interest rates but are there more hikes to come?

Despite a sluggish economy, the central bank is worried about rising inflation pressures.

OCTOBER

25OCT 2017

Economics

UK GDP growth remains sluggish but rates are poised to rise

The Bank of England is unlikely to back away from raising interest rates in November despite ongoing weakness in growth and productivity.

SEPTEMBER

12SEP 2017

Economics

Bitcoin's bite: why central banks should clamp down on cryptocurrencies

The penny drops for central banks on cryptocurrencies.

AUGUST

15AUG 2017

Economics

UK inflation fails to rise and market forecasts are likely to be cut

The second consecutive miss versus consensus will prompt reappraisals for this year and next.