Bank of England holds rates disappointing traders

The Bank of England monetary policy committee met on Thursday, and elected to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25% and maintain the current quantitative easing programme. While this was ...

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May 16, 2017

Macron’s win eases European fears and boosts markets

After much speculation over the result, Emmanuel Macron won the French election convincingly on Sunday, securing over 66% of the vote. This was significantly higher than the polls were predicting. ...

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May 9, 2017

UK growth slows as consumer spending tightens

UK economic growth for the first quarter of 2017 came in at 0.3%. This was down from the strong 0.7% growth recorded in the final quarter of 2016 and below ...

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May 2, 2017

2017 Outlook – UK and Fixed Interest

UK Equities UK equities have continued to be robust relative to other markets, in spite of the Brexit overhang. Given the well-publicised overseas earnings of the UK equity market, investors have ...

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April 24, 2017