Category Archives: inflation

UK Inflation Report for May 2011 More of the Same-

The June 17 Inflation release by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), reported a larger than anticipated annual inflation rate of 4.5% unchanged from April. Annual inflation as measured by CPI has remained above the inflation target of 2% for … Continue reading

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UK Inflation Report for April 2011

May 17 Inflation release by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), reported a larger than expected rise in annual inflation rate. The rate of inflation rose from 4.0% in March to 4.5% in April.  Chart.1 shows that annual inflation is … Continue reading

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UK Inflation

“There is a good chance that inflation will reach 5% later this year and it is more likely than not to remain above the 2% target throughout 2012, boosted by the increase in VAT, higher energy and import prices, and … Continue reading

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Inflation and Oil Price

Inflation was likely to pick up to between 4% and 5% in the near term, and to remain well above the 2% target throughout 2011, boosted by the increase in VAT, higher energy and import prices, and some rebuilding of … Continue reading

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UK Inflation Rises: Blame it on VAT

The recent CPI releases reported a rise in consumer price index of 0.1% (for the month) and 4.0% annually. Chart.1 shows the ebbs and flow different measures of inflation: CPI all items, CPI excluding indirect taxes and CPI at constant … Continue reading

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Inflation and House Prices contd.

The last post focused on the relationship between inflation and interest rates. This post shall review the relationship between inflation and house prices. Also a brief analysis of volatility in both house prices and goods and services inflation will be … Continue reading

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Inflation and House Prices

The last blog post looked at interest rate and house prices (http://wp.me/pTU04-1S). Recall that the base rate is the main instrument of monetary policy used by the BOE. The primary purpose of the BOE is monetary stability. BOE defines monetary … Continue reading

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