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Bank of England to stick with low rates even as recovery builds - Reuters

“Sky News Australia Bank of England to stick with low rates even as recovery builds Reuters He has predicted a first rate hike in February next year, but that was before private-sector surveys showed strong growth and double-digit house price...”
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GOLDMAN: Fed Should Target Wage Growth - Business Insider

GOLDMAN: Fed Should Target Wage Growth - Business Insider | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The answer to the question of which indicator — unemployment or inflation — is correct about the health of the labor market is key to unlocking the Federal Reserve's next big monetary policy shift, and the mixed signals they are ...
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The importance of wage inflation as an economic indicator .

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David Smith's EconomicsUK.com: IEA's shadow MPC votes 6-3 for ...

David Smith's EconomicsUK.com: IEA's shadow MPC votes 6-3 for ... | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Following its most recent quarterly gathering, held at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on 14th January, the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) decided by six votes to three that Bank Rate should be raised on Thursday 6th February.
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Shadow MPC vote to raise UK rates- a start to normalisation of rates?

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Draghi Signals ECB Ready to Wait Until March for Action

Draghi Signals ECB Ready to Wait Until March for Action | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the ECB could take action to counter low inflation as soon as next month, when more data on the euro area’s economy will be available.
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Low inflation in Eurozone but ECB has some reasons to hold fire before easing monetary policy further-Feb 14

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Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI - Reuters

Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI - Reuters | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI
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The Eurozone Future Inflation Gauge (EZFIG), published by the Economic Cycle Research Institute, nudged down to 91.7 in December from November's 92.0.
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The inflation magic trick | Left Foot Forward

The inflation magic trick | Left Foot Forward | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ Anyone taking a closer look at the figures can see that one measure of inflation has gone down, while the other has gone up.”
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UK unemployment: challenge for Carney as jobless rate expected to fall

UK unemployment: challenge for Carney as jobless rate expected to fall | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ Falling unemployment has raised speculation the Bank of England could alter or abandon its forward guidance policy”
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Inflation is down, but the Tories shouldn't declare the living standards crisis over

Inflation is down, but the Tories shouldn't declare the living standards crisis over | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ Average wages are still rising slower than prices and will almost certainly be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.”
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“ ECB's one size fits all monetary policy is clearly not fit for purpose judging by spread of inflation rates in Europe http://t.co/f7oKdZOH5I”
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Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI - Reuters

Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI - Reuters | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Inflationary pressures easing in euro zone: ECRI
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The Eurozone Future Inflation Gauge (EZFIG), published by the Economic Cycle Research Institute, nudged down to 91.7 in December from November's 92.0.
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How Mark Carney could put his policy back on track - Telegraph.co.uk

How Mark Carney could put his policy back on track - Telegraph.co.uk | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
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How Mark Carney could put his policy back on track
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At last August's Inflation Report, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) declared rates would remain at their record low “at least” until unemployment fell below 7pc.
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Arguments against changing the forward guidance numbers and the case for targeting real wage inflation as  it is an indicator of  inflation pressure from the labour market.

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Carney Seen Raising Rates Before Yellen, Draghi - Bloomberg

Carney Seen Raising Rates Before Yellen, Draghi - Bloomberg | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Carney Seen Raising Rates Before Yellen, Draghi
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Economists at Citigroup Inc. and Nomura International Plc say the strongest growth since 2007 will prompt the U.K. to lift its benchmark from 0.5 percent as soon as this year.
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Policy options for MPC and why decreasing unemployment without increasing productivity is a problem

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Prospects for the UK Economy | National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Prospects for the UK Economy | National Institute of Economic and Social Research | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Economic forecaster @NIESRorg: "UK’s recovery has become entrenched", growth of 2.5% & unemployment below 7% in 2014. http://t.co/hhnHJLSK7H
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UK summary Feb 14

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House price inflation 'slows again'

House price inflation 'slows again' | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Annual house price inflation slowed in January, the second month in a row the measure has fallen, according to the Halifax, the UK's largest mortgage lender.

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House Prices continue to increase but at slower rate- Feb 2014

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Higher tax rates will hold back economic growth - Telegraph.co.uk

Higher tax rates will hold back economic growth - Telegraph.co.uk | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“Telegraph.co.uk Higher tax rates will hold back economic growth Telegraph.co.uk If the pledge byEd Balls, the shadow chancellor, to reintroduce the 50p top rate of income tax was intended to shore up his dwindling credibility, it is likely to...”
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George Osborne lifted by forecast of economic growth | UK | News | Daily Express

George Osborne lifted by forecast of economic growth | UK | News | Daily Express | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ THE economy was set for a major boost today with the International Monetary Fund expected to raise its UK growth forecast.”
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Eurozone inflation rate falls further below ECB target - BBC News

Eurozone inflation rate falls further below ECB target - BBC News | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ BBC News Eurozone inflation rate falls further below ECB target BBC News At last week's World Economic Forum, in Davos, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, said eurozone inflation was "way below" target and that the risks to...”
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Tweet from @gavyndavies

Tweet from @gavyndavies | Macro Economics | Scoop.it
“ Downside surprise takes euro inflation to 0.7%, ie below the ECB's forecast range for January. Can they ignore this? http://t.co/RwIfeFUcRu”
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