Gold slumps and treasury yields soar
The chairman remembers the one exam he aced
BoE backed into a corner
Amid rising debt and weak economic data
Third consecutive hike
Third rate rise since December 2015
Populists gaining political momentum
Second rate rise since December 2015
Income-seekers face "an ongoing headache"
What made financial headlines over the weekend?
Speaking ahead of Bank of England meeting
The S&P reached a further record high at closing yesterday, as disappointing economic data coming out of the US alleviated fears of an interest rate rise in the near future.
Richard Woolnough, manager of the £24bn M&G Optimal Income fund, says he is at a loss to understand why the US is holding off on raising interest rates.
The Bank of England may have to resort to the interest rate cut that Governor Mark Carney alluded to in his Inflation Report speech this morning, according to some market watchers.
The yield on a 10-year UK government bond fell to a new record low below 1.4% on Thursday after comments the Bank of England is in 'no rush' to raise interest rates.
Members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold in January, the committee's latest minutes reveal, knocking expectations of a rise this year.
The average annuity today delivers just over £2,000 less income over retirement compared to one bought in March, when the Chancellor swept away the need for savers to buy the product in his Budget, according to retirement specialist MGM Advantage.
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee remained split 7-2 against raising interest rates this month but took a gloomier view of the country's economic prospects.
Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, the chief economist at the Bank of England has said.
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