Roger Bootle

Comment - Roger Bootle

Thank goodness. Not long ago, the Bank of England thought that inflation might rise to 3.2pc. (I suspected that when the Bank threw in the towel on its long-held, comparatively sanguine view about inflation prospects, this must be the time to turn optimistic about inflation.)

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Why is this happening and does it suggest a waning of the whole Emerging Market phenomenon which has so influenced ...

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Most members of the G7, whose finance ministers assembled at the weekend in the UK, are still in rehabilitation. The ...

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He sounded to me like an imperial treasurer in the Empire’s dying days, convinced that the only way for the ...

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It is not obvious from the economic statistics. Over her 11 years in office, GDP growth was about the same ...

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I once acquired a degree of notoriety by pronouncing that the market was substantially over-valued and that prices would ultimately ...

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Added to all the other recent extraordinary developments, last week one of the Bank’s Deputy Governors raised the possibility of ...

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The bottom line is that three years after the Coalition started a programme of austerity, the deficit is still running ...

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They will attract a good deal of attention because of the possibility of a so-called triple-dip recession. According to the ...

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Two weeks ago, I suggested that the bond market was caught up in a serious bubble and that its potential ...

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There were sharp falls in the prices of just about all financial assets last Thursday in response to the US ...

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Even though it seems that we are still stuck in bleak midwinter, I intend to maintain this tradition.

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There has been a widespread consensus that the UK needs a more balanced economy. In the short-term that requires a ...

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By contrast, last week’s news from the eurozone was dire. Q1’s drop of 0.2pc in GDP was the sixth successive ...

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GDP remains about 2.5pc below its previous peak, and about 16pc below where it would have been if the pre-crisis ...

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Even so, when it comes to putting up more of their hard-earned cash to support worthy European causes (AKA bailing ...

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The more cynical among us have thought this particular parrot was merely sleeping. All along, despite the markets’ quiescence, the ...

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In fact, both sides in this debate have some good tunes. In money terms, spending is still rising. What’s more, ...

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By the time you read this, the crisis in Cyprus could be over. On Sunday night the country’s President was ...

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Most personal investors have wholly unrealistic expectations of what returns are achievable. Beginning some 40 years ago, there was a ...

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