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BUDGET 2009 NEWS: Gov’t announces £220bn gilt issue

The UK Government has announced it is to issue £220bn of gilts this year.

The Debt Management Office announced the figures, which were expected to be around the £200bn mark. Prior to today the Treasury offshoot had expected to sell £148bn of new gilts into the market this year.

Hargreaves Lansdown investment manager Mark Dampier says: “We could end up with a buyers strike as people will look for higher yields given the huge amount that is going to be thrown into the market.”


Analysis: Is this the start of a deflationary spiral?

In January and February, the word “deflation” was much spoken in the corridors of the City. With stockmarkets hovering around historical lows and sterling still plunging, some feared Britain could go the way of Japan in the 1990s.Today deflation arrived, as figures revealed the retail prices index fell by 0.4% in March against the same […]

UK housebuilders remain a value trap – despite post-Brexit falls

By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune UK Equities As investors continue to digest the UK electorate’s vote to leave the EU, Neptune’s Mark Martin and Holly Cassell explain why they believe housebuilders remain dangerously overvalued Click here to view full article Important information  Investment risks  Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and […]


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