Global update: Fears over a possible ‘second wave’
June proved to be a choppy month for investors as hopes of economic recovery were tempered by fears of a second wave of infection as instances of COVID-19 surged in parts of the US.
6th Jul 2020
UK bond market review: UK interest rates reach all-time low
Against the backdrop of heightened uncertainty caused by the intensifying coronavirus crisis, investors continued to lose their appetite for risk during March.
20th Apr 2020
UK interest rates cut to record low
In an unexpected move designed to shore up the UK economy against the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of England slashed its key interest rate to 0.1%.
20th Mar 2020
Fed cuts rates to near-zero
In an unprecedented move, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) announced its second consecutive emergency rate cut as central banks around the world launched co-ordinated action to support the global economy.
16th Mar 2020
Hey, big spender
Hot on the heels of the Bank of England’s emergency rate cut, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget since his appointment in February 2020.
12th Mar 2020
UK bond market review: Flight to safety
Gilt yields fell during January as investors sought the perceived safety of government bonds
12th Feb 2020
Brexit enters the last six months
Gilt yields rose during September as the Brexit negotiation process moved towards its final six months and a summit in Salzburg ended without a deal. The IMF concluded its annual assessment of the UK...
5th Oct 2018
Brexit affects investor sentiment
Gilt yields declined during most of August, but rallied towards the end of the month amid speculation that BoE Governor Mark Carney might be requested to stay on beyond the end his term...
5th Sep 2018
The Week: Inflation statistics: another gloomy sign?
This month’s inflation data undershot. Another reason to be gloomy about the UK’s prospects?
19th Jul 2018
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