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12OCT 2018

Tough week for markets amid worries over rising interest rates

Yesterday’s softer US inflation reading has helped to settle stock markets but we still expect further rate increases and trade tensions to remain a concern.

2018

AUGUST

14AUG 2018

Economics

Turkey trouble: what's behind it and what does it mean for emerging markets?

Our emerging markets economist shares his views on Turkey, where the lira has fallen sharply and raised concerns about broader market contagion.

02AUG 2018

Economics

Brexit risk fails to deter BoE from rate hike

We think the next increase is likely to be in 2019.

JULY

20JUL 2018

Economics

BoJ to remain dovish as inflation disappoints

Quickview: Lower-than-expected inflation release means the Bank of Japan is likely to keep interest rates at lows

MAY

10MAY 2018

Economics

Bank of England pauses hikes, awaiting more clarity

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

04MAY 2018

Economics

US employment report signals the economy has peaked at a high level

Quickview: Recent data confirm the US is late in the cycle and we maintain our forecast for a total of four interest rate hikes this year.

03MAY 2018

Economics

Will UK interest rates rise in May?

Forecasts for rates have suddenly shifted. We put five pressing questions about the future of monetary policy to senior economist Azad Zangana.

MARCH

22MAR 2018

Economics

New Fed chair Powell raises rates, growth and inflation forecasts

We still see scope for further interest rate rises from the Fed this year, following yesterday’s 25 basis point hike at the March meeting of the FOMC.