Gilts

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Price rises should be short-lived – so let’s not resurrect inflation as a bogeyman | William Mitchell
Until full employment is reached, governments need not cut back on public spending, says William Mitchell, co-founder of modern monetary theory

William Mitchell

08, Jun, 2021 @9:46 AM

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UK private pensions ‘set to lose £96bn’ from switch from RPI inflation measure
Rishi Sunak’s move in spending review could result in pension holders receiving thousands of pounds less in income

Hilary Osborne

25, Nov, 2020 @6:27 PM

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Why you shouldn't fall for the panic about Britain's public debt | Daniela Gabor
The right wants to spread alarm about government borrowing, but it’s a sound, affordable response to the pandemic, says the academic Daniela Gabor

Daniela Gabor

29, Oct, 2020 @1:54 PM

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Investors are actually paying for the privilege of owning UK's IOUs | Nils Pratley
As inflation plummets, the bond market believes the coronavirus recession will be so severe that the rate will go lower yet

Nils Pratley

20, May, 2020 @6:14 PM

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Bank of England paves way for negative interest rates
Governor says all options are open after UK sells first ever bond with negative yield

Phillip Inman and Larry Elliott

20, May, 2020 @6:01 PM

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How will Britain dig itself out of a £300bn coronavirus hole?
Despite the deficit heading for a peacetime record, today’s Tory party has little appetite to repeat austerity

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, May, 2020 @4:59 PM

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Rishi Sunak's dilemma over how to pay for his coronavirus spending | Larry Elliott
His options are to reimpose austerity, follow the post-war approach or use monetary finance

Larry Elliott

12, Apr, 2020 @3:44 PM

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The Treasury is asking for a big overdraft. Fine, as long as it's short-term | Nils Pratley
Any mention of helicopter money is a bit too reminiscent of how long we’ve endured quantitative easing

Nils Pratley

09, Apr, 2020 @6:54 PM

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If global markets are unsettled, they have good reason to be so
Last week’s upheavals in bond values were an all-too-rational response to a cocktail of economic troubles

Larry Elliott

17, Aug, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Final salary pension schemes pivot to overseas stock markets
Pension Protection Fund finds funds are shifting from UK stocks to foreign shares and government bonds to reduce risk

Phillip Inman Economics correspondent

08, Dec, 2016 @7:46 PM

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British bonds stirred but not shaken
UK bond market isn’t in crisis despite the rise in gilt yields, and the performance is not that different from most G7 countries

Nils Pratley

17, Oct, 2016 @6:46 PM

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Bank of England extends QE to overseas firms
Daily Mail owner DMGT, US firms Apple, Verizon and AT&T among companies on Bank’s bond-buying list

Patrick Collinson

13, Sep, 2016 @11:08 AM

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