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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

“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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Earnings and House Prices

After having looked at the number of employees in the prior post, it seems prudent to review the relationship between price of labour or earnings with house prices. The last post, reported that changes in labour supply lagged house price … 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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