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I still think that the unemployment rate will fall to 4.1pc by Christmas. If that happens, it will make the case for another [interest rate] hike after the November meeting [of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee].feedback
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Oct 18 2017 Unemployment
Alan Clarke has been quoted 32 times. The one recent article where Alan Clarke has been quoted is Pensions, taxes and benefits hold back pay. Most recently, Alan Clarke was quoted as having said, “We've got autoenrolment in pensions, the apprenticeship levy, the national living wage. Employers are feeling the pain because they've got all of these extra costs, and this is on top of imported inflation if they're importing things from abroad. This has squeezed out the common man in a way. You can't get a pay hike if your employer has got to pay for all of these other things.”.
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May 18 2017 - Easter

With inflation likely to continue accelerating sharply, the headwinds facing the consumer will intensify, which in turn is likely to slow the pace of consumer spending later in the year. We therefore remain of the view that the pace of GDP growth has further downside into the end of the

May 16 2017

We remain convinced that the market is underestimating the further upside for inflation from

May 08 2017

The key message is likely to be that all options are open. The Bank retains an implicit bias to hike, but is not in a great hurry to

May 04 2017

Pretty much everyone is expecting growth to slow this year because of a weakening consumer. Still, I'd be minded to think that GDP rebounds a little bit into the second quarter, probably up from 0.3% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter to 0.4-0.5% quarter-on-quarter during the second

Mar 10 2017

Manufacturing was weak in January, but it rose by 2.2pc month-on-month in December. It was on drugs - literally. Pharmaceuticals boomed by almost 20pc in the prior two months and slipped back by 13.5pc in January. We shouldn't be too concerned by that. The [surveys] are overstating the downside for

Mar 03 2017

Notwithstanding the disappointment, that is what everyone has been expecting to happen - we just hoped we were

Feb 17 2017

The theme for most forecasters this year is that consumer spending is going to suffer as higher prices erode real incomes. But I don't think anyone would have expected the pace of spending to have suffered so much so

Jan 04 2017

It's a currency effect – gilts are cheaper to buy but also a lot of these overseas investors are mandated to maintain a certain percentage of their portfolios in sterling assets, which means they have been compelled to buy

Nov 18 2016

I guess it's no accident that when her language pointed to a hard Brexit...the pound

Jul 27 2016 - Anheuser-Busch

I appreciate this will cause lots of internal and external speculation. However, please stay focused, and I will updated you as soon as I am able

Jul 27 2016 - Anheuser-Busch

The board needs to consider the revised offer, taking into account all facts and

Jun 30 2016

It's an amber warning light. It still seems to be the investment income balance, but it's not getting any worse ... It's partly because we've been growing faster than our overseas

Aug 16 2012

Retail sales do correlate with one of the big services components, so there's a good chance that all the doom and gloom for Q2 was

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