19 February 2020

Weak inflation data behind headline noise

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London
Margherita Orlandini

Corporate PR Manager, Royal London

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Commenting on this morning’s CPI data, Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, said:

“Inflation rose closer to the Bank of England’s target, but underneath the noise of the headline figures, domestically-driven inflation still looks weak.

“Business sentiment and the follow-through to activity data will however be the more important determinant of whether the Bank of England cut rates or not in coming months.”

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Established in 1988, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies, providing investment management solutions to both wholesale and institutional clients such as not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and the insurance sector.

RLAM manages £139 billion of assets and employs 113 investment professionals as at end July 2020. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London