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When will interest rates rise?

Inflation edged up to 1.3 per cent in latest figures and two hawks on the MPC continue to vote for a hike, but interest rates look to be going nowhere soon. Markets and economists have pushed back expectations of a first move from 0.5 per cent to late 2015 due to 'lowflation' worries - and only a sudden and sustained burst of inflation across developed economies is likely to be able to shift that outlook. Read More

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Stamp duty bills cut for homebuyers

Inflation edged up to 1.3 per cent in latest figures and two hawks on the MPC continue to vote for a hike, but interest rates look to be going nowhere soon. Markets and economists have pushed back expectations of a first move from 0.5 per cent to late 2015 due to 'lowflation' worries - and only a sudden and sustained burst of inflation across developed economies is likely to be able to shift that outlook. Read More

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