Inflation

The Bank of England's gloomy forecast for inflation and the UK economy
Andrew Bailey
Inflation

The Bank of England's gloomy forecast for inflation and the UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that inflation will peak around 13% this year and the UK will fall into recession. Alex Rankine reports.
10 Aug 2022
Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008
Bank of England interest rate rise press conference
Personal finance

Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%, and warns that the UK will fall into a recession this year.
4 Aug 2022
What is stagflation and what can be done about it?
Shop with Closing Down sign
UK Economy

What is stagflation and what can be done about it?

The threat of 1970s-style stagflation has returned, here’s what you need to know.
4 Aug 2022
Central banks can’t solve our current economic problems
Andrew Bailey of the Bank of England
UK Economy

Central banks can’t solve our current economic problems

Traditionally, as we hit recessionary times, central banks have lowered interest rates. But that’s not an option this time. If anyone can help dull t…
4 Aug 2022
What the death of the “Greenspan put” means for investors
Jerome Powell
US Economy

What the death of the “Greenspan put” means for investors

The Fed’s latest interest-rate rise shows that the “Greenspan put” – the idea that central banks will intervene if markets look like crashing – is dea…
28 Jul 2022
“Whatever it takes” is no longer enough to shield the euro
Inflation

“Whatever it takes” is no longer enough to shield the euro

The European Central Bank raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade on Thursday, officially marking the end of negative interest …
22 Jul 2022
Things won't just return to normal – that's not how inflation works
Inflation

Things won't just return to normal – that's not how inflation works

You might think that, if inflation is indeed “transitory”, we just need to wait and everything will return to “normal”. But this is a grave misunderst…
21 Jul 2022
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The MoneyWeek Podcast with James de Uphaugh: why shifting perceptions are good for UK stocks
UK stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast with James de Uphaugh: why shifting perceptions are good for UK stocks

Merryn talks to James de Uphaugh of the Edinburgh Investment Trust about why a “change in perception” of energy, mining, defence and bank stocks means…
21 Jul 2022
An era of high inflation has arrived
Inflation

An era of high inflation has arrived

In recent weeks investors had started to bet on signs that inflation may be peaking – but we’re in a new economic age. Expect high inflation to be her…
20 Jul 2022
UK inflation has hit yet another 40-year high
Inflation

UK inflation has hit yet another 40-year high

UK inflation is running at 9.4% – its highest for 40 years. John Stepek explains why rampant inflation can be so damaging for business, for the econom…
20 Jul 2022
The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters
Inflation

The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters

The consumer price index (CPI) and retail price index (RPI) are both important indicators of inflation. But what is the difference and why do they mat…
20 Jul 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Edward Chancellor
Inflation

The MoneyWeek Podcast with Edward Chancellor

Merryn talks to author Edward Chancellor about interest – AKA “the price of anxiety” – and why it, like gravity, is the force that holds everything in…
14 Jul 2022
What does the latest inflation shocker from the US mean for your money?
Investment strategy

What does the latest inflation shocker from the US mean for your money?

US inflation has hit another fresh 40-year high and it’s unlikely to be going away any time soon, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve. Wit…
14 Jul 2022
Holiday reading: five books to make sense of the 1970s – and the 2020s
Books

Holiday reading: five books to make sense of the 1970s – and the 2020s

With raging inflation, booms, busts and political crises, the 1970s has a reputation as a relentlessly awful decade. But things aren’t that simple, sa…
11 Jul 2022
Peter Spiller and Christopher Mills: inflation, rising wages and falling profits
Investment strategy

Peter Spiller and Christopher Mills: inflation, rising wages and falling profits

Merryn talks to fund managers Peter Spiller and Christopher Mills about the bear market, company valuations and inflation; why wages will have to rise…
7 Jul 2022
Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps
Gas

Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps

As Russia cuts its gas exports to the EU, the price of natural gas continues to rise. Restricted supplies could see energy rationing and recession i…
6 Jul 2022
Low growth and high inflation: a toxic cocktail for anxious markets
Stockmarkets

Low growth and high inflation: a toxic cocktail for anxious markets

Low growth, high inflation, central bank tightening, a strong dollar, and the risk of recession is proving a toxic cocktail for world stockmarkets – a…
6 Jul 2022
Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us
UK Economy

Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us

The idea that a recession will drive down interest rates – and thus inflation – is flawed, says John Stepek. The disinflationary forces of the recent …
6 Jul 2022
Is inflation about to drop as recession takes hold?
UK Economy

Is inflation about to drop as recession takes hold?

Central banks are raising interest rates in an attempt to curb soaring inflation. But will that push the economy into recession? John Stepek looks at …
5 Jul 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Why a recession will do us good
UK Economy

Why a recession will do us good

A period of slimming down is always painful, but it leaves us healthier for the long run, says Matthew Lynn.
26 Jun 2022
Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?
UK Economy

Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?

The rail workers are all out and look likely to continue through the summer. Comrades in other unions are joining the strikers. Who is to blame?
25 Jun 2022