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UK: Osborne loses his cherished AAA (Engelstalig)

Moody’s decision to downgrade the UK’s government bond rating should not come as a surprise to investors. That said, the lower rating is a huge blow for Mr. Osborne since his austerity plan was partly based on maintaining the AAA-rating of the UK.

Themabericht

The inflation genie must not leave the bottle (Engelstalig)

There is an on-going debate in the UK regarding the merits of nominal GDP targeting. Of course, ‘out-of-the box’ thinking is welcome but the risk of switching to a new policy framework is high because it can destabilise inflation expectations.

Conjunctuurbeeld

Conjunctuurbeeld Verenigd Koninkrijk

Het BBP van de VK kromp in 12K4. Met een daling van de werkloosheid naar 7,7% blijft de arbeidsmarkt positief verrassen. Naar verwachting zal de inflatie verder stijgen. Er zijn signalen dat het 'Funding for Lending' schema verder op stoom komt.

Conjunctuurbeeld

Economic Update United Kingdom (Engelstalig)

GDP contracted in 12Q4. The labour market continues to surprise on the upside. Inflation is expected to rise further, which will be an extra headwind for households this year. There are signs that the Funding for Lending Scheme is gaining traction.