Inflation

UK inflation slows to 10.5%
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Inflation

UK inflation slows to 10.5%

Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the decrease was largely due to falling fuel prices
18 Jan 2023
Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.5%
Jerome Powell
US Economy

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.5%

The latest hike by the Federal Reserve takes the US benchmark rate to 4.25% - 4.5%.
15 Dec 2022
Bank of England raises interest rate by 0.5%
Bank of England
UK Economy

Bank of England raises interest rate by 0.5%

The Bank of England has raised interest rates once again, this time by 0.5%. This takes the bank’s base rate to 3.5%, the highest it’s been since 2008…
15 Dec 2022
CPI inflation vs RPI inflation: what’s the difference?
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Inflation

CPI inflation vs RPI inflation: what’s the difference?

We’ve been hearing a lot about CPI inflation recently, but what is this metric and why is it different to RPI inflation?
15 Dec 2022
UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain
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Inflation

UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain

CPI is down to 10.7% from last month’s 41-year-high of 11.1%
14 Dec 2022
What is inflation and how will it affect you?
Inflation

What is inflation and how will it affect you?

There has been much talk of inflation recently. But what exactly is it and what does it mean for our money?
16 Nov 2022
UK inflation hits 41-year high of 11.1%
Inflation

UK inflation hits 41-year high of 11.1%

The rising costs of energy and food have pushed the figure up to its highest level since 1981.
16 Nov 2022
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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…
14 Nov 2022
US inflation drops to 7.7%
US Economy

US inflation drops to 7.7%

Costs for rents increased, but the price of cars, clothes and medical care helped slow the rate of inflation in the US
11 Nov 2022
UK recession: what does the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecast mean for you?
UK Economy

UK recession: what does the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecast mean for you?

The Bank of England is forecasting a lengthy recession over the next two years. Rupert Hargreaves explains what this could mean for you.
4 Nov 2022
Federal Reserve hikes interest rates to 4%
US Economy

Federal Reserve hikes interest rates to 4%

The Federal Reserve continues its battle with inflation with another bumper interest rate hike.
3 Nov 2022
Eurozone inflation hits 10.7% in October
EU Economy

Eurozone inflation hits 10.7% in October

Inflation across the eurozone hit 10.7% in October. What does it mean for your money?
1 Nov 2022
UK inflation back to 10.1%
Inflation

UK inflation back to 10.1%

UK inflation creeps back to its 40-year high from the summer, driven by rising food costs
19 Oct 2022
US inflation remains higher than expected
US Economy

US inflation remains higher than expected

US inflation fell by 0.1% but remains higher than expected due to the rising cost of food, shelter and medical care.
14 Oct 2022
Beating inflation takes more luck than skill – but are we about to get lucky?
Inflation

Beating inflation takes more luck than skill – but are we about to get lucky?

The US Federal Reserve managed to beat inflation in the 1980s. But much of that was down to pure luck. Thankfully, says Merryn Somerset Webb, the Bank…
26 Sep 2022
Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates
Global Economy

Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates

There are worrying signs that inflation is becoming embedded in the economy, but many investors are struggling to adjust to the new reality.
23 Sep 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast: you may not make any money this year – so just try not to lose any
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: you may not make any money this year – so just try not to lose any

In her final MoneyWeek Podcast, Merryn talks to James Ferguson, founder of the MacroStrategy Partnership, about why high inflation and rising interest…
22 Sep 2022
A forgotten lesson on the dangers of energy price caps
UK Economy

A forgotten lesson on the dangers of energy price caps

Liz Truss’s proposed energy price cap is an ambitious gamble. But a similar programme in Spain ended up being a fiasco, say Max King and Tom Murley. H…
21 Sep 2022
Inflation may be slipping but there is still plenty of misery ahead
UK Economy

Inflation may be slipping but there is still plenty of misery ahead

Inflation may be a little lower than last month as the prices of petrol and diesel fall back, but it remains structural and long-term, says Merryn Som…
16 Sep 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Part 2 of The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker & Merryn Somerset Webb
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Part 2 of The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker & Merryn Somerset Webb

In this week’s show, Merryn is joined by James Ferguson, founder of Macro Strategy Partners; Russell Napier, economic historian, author and keeper of …
16 Sep 2022
Energy bill help for small businesses
Small business

Energy bill help for small businesses

It's not just households struggling with soaring energy bills. Small business are too. But, says David Prosser, there are several ways to help mitigat…
7 Sep 2022
What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly
UK Economy

What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly

Liz Truss, the new prime minister, has promised deal with the country’s growing list of problems. She's got her work cut out, says Rupert Hargreaves. …
6 Sep 2022