Economies & markets
Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.
As widely predicted, the Bank of England (BoE) reduced the interest rate to 0.25%, after seven years at 0.5%. Although expected, the cut was accompanied by an aggressive reflation package which was aimed at heading off – or at least mitigating – a UK recession later in the year.
Equity markets have continued their march higher over the last few weeks, fuelled by optimism that the new US administration will deliver a pro-growth, anti-red tape agenda and drive faster economic growth and stronger earnings to companies.
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