Interest rates

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Hopes shattered as banks fail to pass on interest rate rise
The Bank of England upped the base rate to 0.25% in December, but since then only a handful of savers have felt the benefit

Rupert Jones

23, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the cost of living: money’s too tight to mention | Editorial
Editorial: Inflation is at a 30-year high, while workers are suffering their third drop in real wages in a decade – and worse is yet to come

Editorial

19, Jan, 2022 @7:34 PM

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UK inflation rises to highest level in almost 30 years at 5.4%
Cost of living crisis worsens, piling pressure on Bank of England to raise interest rates again

Phillip Inman

19, Jan, 2022 @10:50 AM

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China warns west against rapid interest rate rise
Xi Jinping says major economies need to be wary of ‘negative spillovers’ hitting global recovery

Phillip Inman

17, Jan, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Another interest rate looms, but Britain doesn’t need this one either
Vacancies are falling, pressure on pay seems to be reducing, tax rises are looming. This economy is unlikely to overheat

Phillip Inman

15, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Developing countries at risk from global economic threats, says World Bank
Bank forecasts slowdown in growth as world copes with Covid, inflation and higher interest rates

Larry Elliott Economics editor

11, Jan, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Global financial markets hit by fears of US interest rate rise
Share prices fell back on both sides of the Atlantic with the FTSE 100 shedding 40 points

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @6:42 PM

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Britain’s stalling economy blamed on inflation and product shortages
Last quarter survey of 2021 shows firms worried about raised interest rates, and cash flow and debt issues, prior to plan B Covid rules

Phillip Inman

05, Jan, 2022 @10:30 PM

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After sparkling year, investors advised to tone down 2022 hopes
With inflation rising and China tightening the screw, the best we can hope for is to come down to earth without a bump

Jasper Jolly

02, Jan, 2022 @12:00 AM

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The Bank of England has underestimated the risk inflation poses to stability | Gerard Lyons
With inflation set to exceed the Bank’s 2% target in 2022 – many people will be hit hard by a cost-of-living crisis

Gerard Lyons

30, Dec, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Global financial markets brace for a bumpy ride in 2022
Soaring inflation, rising interest rates and further supply chain disruption will fuel volatility, economists say

Graeme Wearden

27, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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It's Rishi Sunak, not the Bank of England, who needs to act to get the UK's economy firing again | Carys Roberts
The questions which will determine whether families feel the pinch this Christmas and beyond are all up to the chancellor, says Carys Roberts of the IPPR

Carys Roberts

20, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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