Interest Rates

03NOV 2017

Economics

Rates set to rise again in December as US jobs rebound

Latest payroll data sees jobs market rebound and keeps the prospect of a further rate rise in December on the cards. But wages stay subdued.

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

27OCT 2017

Economics

The headaches and the hope among top policymakers

IMF and World Bank meetings send a broadly optimistic message about the economic cycle.

26OCT 2017

Economics

End in sight for Brazil’s easing cycle

With Brazil announcing another interest rate cut, we think the easing cycle is likely to end in December.

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.

18OCT 2017

Watch/Listen

60 seconds explaining quantitative tightening

Marcus Brookes quickly explains how the Federal Reserve is turning off the taps on its $3.5 trillion QE programme.

18OCT 2017

Economics

World economy squeezed: rate rises, QE and emerging markets disinflation

In this month's infographic we look at how central banks will tighten monetary policy, the outlook for UK interest rates and inflation in emerging markets.

11OCT 2017

Economics

Will UK interest rates rise next month?

Markets had been expecting rates to stay at 0.25% until next summer. Now the Bank of England is poised to act

04OCT 2017

Economics

Is the emerging markets revival sustainable?

In this in-depth Q&A, our panel of experts discuss the outlook for emerging market assets, from both a bonds and equities point of view.

04OCT 2017

Economics

Indian central bank holds its ground as growth slows

As expected, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left rates unchanged at 5.75%, with concerns over both slowing growth and rising inflation present. There seems little chance of further easing this year.