But he forecasts the retail price index measure will drop to -3 per cent by September before reaching 0 per cent next year.
The Association of Independent Financial Advisers says the Government is jeopardising sensible saving plans of higher earners by reducing their pension tax relief.
The Budget contained few surprises and little help for the beleaguered housing and mortgage markets.
Zurich Corporate Risk has made its debut in the group risk market and aims to be a top five player in the group risk market by 2012.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made several revisions to its global GDP growth forecasts in its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook.
Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.
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