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A View from the Bridge - Aug 2016

It’s been a long time coming but at last interest rates in the UK have moved, but are they going in the right direction? The Bank of England became the 55th central bank to cut rates this year lowering the Base rate to 0.25% and increasing the QE programme by £60bn, which sent bond yields tumbling to record lows.

PegasusCapital - Fri 2nd Sep

A View from the Bridge - August 2015

Just when the markets thought it was a slam dunk for a US rates rise this month, the fallout from the events in China over the last month have resulted in a time out until the consequences are absorbed. The path to normalisation as it is known in financial circles (interest rates at historically normal levels) has been re-routed as all eyes focus on what is happening to the Chinese economy. The cut in Chinese interest rates by 0.5%, the devaluation of the currency and the falling stock market are symptomatic of a slowdown and the need to stimulate demand however, it is the underlying deflation that is likely to be exported to the rest of the world.

PegasusCapital - Tue 1st Sep

A View from the Bridge - Aug 2018

The Bank of England has raised interest rates above 0.5% for the first time since March 2009, although this is still the first-time rates have been set at 0.75%, base rates were cut from 1% to 0.5% as part of the ongoing emergency response to the financial crisis. The 0.25% increase follows the removal in November of the emergency cut to 0.25% delivered in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

PegasusCapital - Mon 6th Aug