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The Falling Price of oil

The price of oil has more than halved since the middle of 2014 to reaching its lowest level for six years. This sharp fall has raised questions about the possible consequences for the global economy, for companies and for individuals.  Prices have been driven down by...

Inflation Update

Attitudes to the UK economy took a fresh twist in January 2015 following the news the annualised rate of inflation had dropped to 0.5% in December – thereby equalling its lowest-ever level reached in May 2000. The announcement triggered concerns the UK could be at...

2014’s Eventful finale

December delivered a relatively eventful finale for 2014. On the one hand, investor sentiment was boosted by encouraging news on the US economy and signs that leading central banks – notably in the US and the eurozone – remain supportive. However, confidence was...