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07FEB 2019

Bank of England downgrades growth forecast as Brexit hits sentiment

Upside risks remain if an orderly Brexit is achieved, paving the way for an interest rate rise.

2018

OCTOBER

05OCT 2018

Equities

Brexit: 23 answers to investors’ questions

There remains much uncertainty as negotiations between the UK and EU enter a crucial stage. Sue Noffke, UK equities fund manager, provides some clarity for investors.

AUGUST

02AUG 2018

Economic Views

Brexit risk fails to deter BoE from rate hike

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

JULY

10JUL 2018

Economic Views

Sluggish UK growth to keep BoE cautious

Interest rates are likely to remain unchanged until the autumn as new monthly GDP data shows a small pick-up in growth.

MAY

10MAY 2018

Economic Views

Bank of England pauses hikes, awaiting more clarity

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

MARCH

06MAR 2018

Economic Views

Why economic growth (and rates) could increase faster than expected

We’ve upgraded our predictions for how the major economies around the world will perform in the next two years. Here, we briefly explain why and summarise our predictions.

FEBRUARY

09FEB 2018

Economic Views

BoE: earlier and greater interest rate rises on the horizon

UK policymakers are concerned about inflation despite weak growth; we now forecast a November rate hike.

2017

DECEMBER

12DEC 2017

Economic Views

UK inflation breaches the BoE's upper target

Higher food and energy prices put further pressure on households ahead of festive period.