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Bank of England will probably need to raise rates again, says deputy governor

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The Bank of England will probably have to raise interest rates further from their current 14 year-high to tackle inflationary pressures that are gaining a foothold in Britain’s economy, its deputy governor, Dave Ramsd...

Bank of England hikes interest rates and says inflation will hit 13%

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The Bank of England has pushed interest rates up 0.5 percentage points in response to a spike in inflation that it said will hit 13% in October, despite predicting a prolonged recession. In the worst outlook for the e...

Is Bank of England about to break precedent on interest rates?

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The US Federal Reserve has done it. The European Central Bank has done it. Now the Bank of England must decide whether to follow suit and opt for a bigger than usual rise in official borrowing costs when it meets on T...

RBA interest rates: Reserve Bank lifts official cash rate by 50 basis points to 1.85%

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has lifted its key interest rate for a fourth straight month, hoisting the cash rate by 50 basis points in its fastest tightening action in almost 30 years to quell inflation. The RBA dec...

Australia’s official interest rates expected to rise by half-percentage point, economists say

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Australia’s official interest rates are all but certain to be lifted on Tuesday with the expected half-percentage point increase marking the Reserve Bank’s sharpest tightening phase since 1994. A survey by Bloomberg N...

Era of soaring house prices is ending as central banks raise rates

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It’s over. An era of ever-rising house prices stimulated by cheap money is coming to an end. Central banks created a colossal real estate boom and soon they will have to cope with the consequences of the bubble being ...

Fed announces another three-quarter-point increase in interest rates

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With the US economy teetering on the edge of a recession and inflation running at a four-decade high, the Federal Reserve announced another three-quarter of a percentage point increase in its benchmark interest rates ...

Two sides of Trussonomics: tax cuts and higher interest rates

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Liz Truss is short of heavyweight support for her plan to cut taxes immediately if she succeeds Boris Johnson as prime minister. Last week, when questioned on the Radio 4 Today programme, she came up with only one nam...

‘It’s been tough’: UK mortgage brokers chase deals as interest rates soar

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Chris Sykes admits he has spent one too many late nights glued to the screens in his lounge-turned-home office in east London. Efforts to secure favourable mortgages have resulted in considerable overtime for mortgage...

Rising interest rates will hit already weak UK economy, output shows

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Interest rate increases from the Bank of England will weaken a UK economy that is already expanding at its slowest pace since beginning to emerge from the winter lockdown of 2021, according to the latest snapshot of p...

Interest rates: three central banks facing one agonising decision

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Whatever it takes. With those three words the then head of the European Central Bank quashed doubts in July 2012 about whether the euro had a future. Mario Draghi’s message to the financial markets was that they shoul...

Mortgage holders could face large jump in repayments if interest rates increase by 3%, RBA says

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Up to 30% of mortgage holders could struggle to keep up with their home repayments if interest rates were to increase by 3%, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia, which says first-home owners, late entrants to t...

UK interest rates could top 2% in next year, says Bank of England’s Saunders

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Interest rates could rise above 2% in the coming year as the Bank of England acts to prevent high inflation becoming embedded in the economy, one of its policy setters has said. Michael Saunders, who leaves Threadneed...

Australian house prices fall for second month as interest rates rise

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House prices are continuing to decline and falls are expected to accelerate in the coming months as rising interest rates take their toll. CoreLogic’s home value index has fallen for the second month in a row, after d...

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