Tag: CPI

Chart of the Week

The rise in CPI to recent highs of 2.5% in June left many observers warning of persistent inflationary pressure. Nevertheless, the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, cautioned against overreacting to a ‘temporary’ jump in inflation. CPI figures...

/ August 19, 2021

March 2020

The major drop in commodity prices and the unpopularity of mining is causing exploration to stop and mines to be shutting down. The economic crisis that is affecting raw materials, when the global economy starts to recover, is likely to...

/ March 27, 2020

Shrinkflation and the Importance of Measured, Honest Analysis

Caution must always be exercised when making definitive statements about economic developments, something especially true of unwieldy, nationwide aggregations of trends in markets as large and diverse as consumer goods. Headlines such as...

/ January 24, 2019
Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2017: Household Debt v.s. Interest Rates and CPI

The base rate climbed steadily to 5.5% in 2008 before the global financial crash, after which it plummeted to 1.5% within one year as the Bank attempted to stimulate investment and consumption.

/ August 10, 2017