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Economic Research Centre

Welcome to the Alliance Trust Savings Economic Research Centre, provided by Alliance Trust.

Here you can find a vast array of information and comment on a huge range of statistics every single month. The economists examine the drivers of economies and investment markets in their effort to spot developing trends early on. In addition, the Economic Research Centre releases in-depth, valued-added reports and analysis on macroeconomic developments to a wider audience.

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Inflation & Age alert
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Click here to download Inflation Alert December 2014

Inflation hits lowest level since September 2002

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.3% to 1.0%, the lowest level since September 2002. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert October 2014

Inflation slides again for all ages

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.5% to 1.2%, the lowest level since September 2009. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert September 2014

Inflation falls for all age groups

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.6% to 1.5%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert August 2014

Inflation falls after temporary rise last month

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.6%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert July 2014

Inflation falls for all age groups

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation increased from 1.5% to 1.9%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw an increase in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert June 2014

Inflation falls for all age groups

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.8% to 1.5%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all five age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert May 2014

Young face highest rate of inflation
This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation rose from 1.6% to 1.8%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that three out of five age groups saw an increase in their inflation rates over the month, one was unchanged and one, the over 75s, saw a decline in their inflation rate.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert April 2014

Young and old face highest rate of inflation

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.7% to 1.6%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that all age groups saw a decline in their inflation rates over the month.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert March 2014

Young face highest rate of Inflation

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.9% to 1.7%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that three out of five age groups have an inflation rate lower than the official figure.
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Click here to download Inflation Alert Jan 2014

Young pensioners face lowest rate of inflation

This month’s official inflation report showed that the headline rate of inflation fell from 2.1% to 2.0%. Alliance Trust’s monthly study of inflation rates affecting different age groups found that three out of five age groups have an inflation rate lower than the official figure.

Current Views

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Click here to download Global Economic View July 2014

The next stage of monetary policy

The first 6 months of this year have been quite eventful for the global economy. On the positive side, politicians in the US reached agreement on fiscal spending and passed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 2015.

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Click here to download Global Economic View January 2014

2014 Outlook

In this issue we look ahead to 2014 and discuss the key economic issues which will shape the global economy during the year.

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