UK economy

The US Federal Reserve’s unprecedented policies fail to boost market confidence

While the Federal Reserve’s commitment to open-ended quantitative easing removes some uncertainty facing investors, two key concerns remain.

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Bank of England slashes rates again and increases QE: will it do any good?

In a further bid to control the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of England has announced a new interest rate cut as well as a huge increase in quantitative easing.

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Commercial property investment trust discounts slump as investors head for the exit

The asset class - made up primarily of shops, industrial buildings such as warehouses, and offices - is a bellwether for

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Budget 2020: Government's plan to try and counter coronavirus shock

The government has announced the biggest increase in public borrowing for 30 years.

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UK interest rates cut to combat coronavirus: three investors give their take on the surprise move

The cut in interest rates should support the government's plans to increase spending to counter the economic fallout of coronavirus. 

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With ‘Brexit day’ behind us, will the UK economy rebound?

According to Pantheon Macroeconomics, there is strong potential for a first quarter rebound in 2020, following the previous quarter’s weak posting.

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Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor amid Cabinet reshuffle

The announcement comes just weeks before the 11 March Budget.

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Mark Slater: the three types of UK dividend shares I invest in

Slater Investments’ chairman and chief investment officer Mark Slater talks to Money Observer's Kyle Caldwell.

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11 investment trusts for a £10,000 annual income

Five years of success: our £10,000 income portfolio has delivered once again, but to maintain the winning streak in 2020, changes have been made. Helen Pridham explains.

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