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During a speech to MPs earlier today, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said an interest rate hike before the end of the year looked likely. Reading out highlights from the central bank's quarterly inflation report, he told parliament’s treasury select committee that the rise would take place despite low consumer inflation, which [...]
The UK is one of Europe's leading digital economies, ranking as the sixth best country in Europe a new report has found. It's ahead of the majority of the rest of Europe when it comes to digital in areas such as connectivity, internet use and the integration of digital technology, according to the European Commission [...]
The US Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee will lose patience before it hikes interest rates, promised Fed boss Janet Yellen today – although she remained cagey about when that would happen. In prepared remarks to the Senate Banking Committee, she suggested there is no "given point" at which the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will decide [...]
Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, said last year that the economy "appears to be writhing in both agony and ecstasy." While the economy was growing at a faster rate that most of its rich counterparts, most people weren't benefiting from this because real wages were falling, and productivity, or output per hour work, [...]
PRICE inflation for everyday items across Europe has hit its lowest level since 2010 after falling for a fifth quarter in a row, according to figures released today. Sales of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), which includes everything from toiletries to fizzy drinks, rose 3.1 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014. This [...]
Sterling soared to a seven-year high against the euro yesterday, pushed up by record jobs figures and rising wages, with some investors expecting a Bank of England rate hike to come sooner than had been expected. The UK’s employment level jumped to an equal record high of 73.2 per cent at the end of [...]
GOLD, PLATINUM and emerging currencies were buoyed last night after minutes of January’s Federal Reserve meeting revealed the majority of the committee remain wary of hiking rates too soon and hampering growth in the US economy. The minutes revealed the group was less unified on its strategy for when it will eventually raise interest rates [...]
The Federal Reserve’s policy committee reaffirmed its cautious approach to raising interest rates after voting in unison against the measure in January. Minutes from the January meeting reveal that the majority of the committee were wary of hiking rates too soon and hampering growth in the US economy. However, the group was less unified [...]
The UK’s pound jumped more than one per cent against the euro today to €1.36, reaching its strongest level since January 2008 after the Bank of England hinted it could lower interest rates in the next few months. The seven-year high for sterling against the eurozone currency came after minutes from the Bank [...]
The year of the horse didn't work out too well for China. Growth slowed to its lowest point in two decades, while an over-investment in construction has resulted in too much property relative to demand. The country's leaders have attempted to spur growth on again, with the People's Bank of China cutting interest [...]
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