Impact of the interest rate hike
News broke yesterday of the unprecedented hike in interest rates to 1.75%, the biggest rise in 27 years. As a recession looms and inflation is set to hit 13%, was the Bank of England too slow to act?
In this Talking Research episode, we discuss the role of central banks in inflation and the impact that interest rate increases will have on the consumer:
What effects does the hike have on the UK consumer with a weaker housing market?
Will lifting interest rates prevent a spiral in wage demands or will inflation become embedded in the economy?
Is a shallow recession the best outlook we can now expect?
Mark Harries, Square Mile’s Chief Investment Officer is joined by Hugh Gimber, Global market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and James Ashley, Head of Market Strategy at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in this latest episode.
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