The debate concerning negative interests in the UK has now become “very real” after the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month inflation rate dipped to 0.8% in April from 1.5% in March, recording its lowest reading since August 2016 and putting it on...
UK inflation fell from 2.3% to 2.1% in December, approaching its lowest rate for two years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
CPI drops to 3%
The fall in commodities has meant the value of oil and gas company bonds has fallen by more than $150bn (£105.1bn) since June 2014.
There would be little to gain from Britain leaving the EU, according to a paper from BlackRock Investment Institute (BII).
Defined benefit (DB) schemes have not had a good start to the year with falling oil prices and low interest rates according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Church Commissioners for England has co-filed a shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil to force the US oil and gas giant to disclose how it will cope in a lower carbon world.
Royal Dutch Shell is set to buy its smaller rival BG Group for almost £50bn in the biggest deal in the energy sector for decades.
Investors are moving into assets which have a higher fixed yield than a government bond according to Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) economist James Carrick.
Oil prices have rapidly declined since last summer. Charlotte Moore looks at why this has happened and asks what the impact will be on pension schemes.
Oil price falls will have a significant impact on scheme liabilities
BP directors will face "testing questions" from schemes in the wake of the firm's decision to suspend dividends for the remainder of the year, the National Association of Pension Funds says.
GLOBAL - BP will not pay dividends for the remainder of the year as it has to put us$20bn in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill.
UK/GLOBAL - BP directors will face "testing questions" from schemes in the wake of the firm's decision to suspend dividends for the remainder of the year, the National Association of Pension Funds said.