In 1990 interest rates were at 15 per cent. You didn't need to be brain of Britain to know that rates at that level were not going to last. It should be easy, therefore, to look at interest rates today – standing at 0.5 per cent – and see this must be the bottom of the interest rate cycle, with little chance of them remaining at record lows in the medium to long term.
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Friday 20 September 2013
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Outlook: The Co-op has a new chief executive and a new team but it hasn’t changed the way it acts
Monday 16 September 2013
The largest group of Co-op Bank bondholders are asking the troubled bank's board to engage with it over a new £1.5 billion bail-in plan it has produced.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
British manufacturers’ order books expanded at the fastest rate in two decades in August on the back of robust domestic demand, according to the latest snapshot of the sector.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Damaging writedowns loom as investors await details of controversial £1bn bond-swap plan
Friday 23 August 2013
Apple and Microsoft hit for hours in second New York trading mess this week
Friday 16 August 2013
Saturday 10 August 2013
French in charge at Olympic Park
Saturday 03 August 2013
Thursday 01 August 2013
Friday 26 July 2013
An estimated 22 million people hold Premium Bonds. That's around a third of the country. But why do they remain so popular?
Wednesday 24 July 2013
As Premium Bond prizes are reduced yet further below inflation, Simon Read asks why they remain so enduringly popular
Saturday 20 July 2013
One of the most exciting innovations of recent times has been the development of social-impact bonds. These are loans raised in the markets or from private investors where the money is invested to finance and improve the social outcomes delivered by publicly funded services and the return on the bonds is linked to the success of the venture.
Friday 19 July 2013
It is still difficult to see interest rates in the UK rising before the next general election.
Friday 12 July 2013
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has introduced the term ‘taper’ to the lexicon of central banking. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s stated strategy is “whatever it takes”. Economic Commissioner Olli Rehn recently clarified that European policies were directed at ‘diluting’ not ‘breaking’ the link between banks and sovereigns.
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