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Sticking with gilts for safety but debt for higher returns

Office of National Statistics stats show that through 2011 and the first half of this year pension funds were net buyers of gilts despite their record value and equally low yields.

This abstract from the Financial Times was produced by Kantar Media

Financial Times FT fm,  p. 22

 

Warning over public pensions black hole

The Centre for Policy Studies has warned that households face an annual bill of more than £1,200 by 2017 to plug the “unsustainable” black hole in public-sector pensions.

The Daily Telegraph,  p. 4

 

Bank to ponder new QE round

Bank of England rate-setters will pore over the health of the UK’s dominant services sector today as they face a critical decision over whether to pump billions more into the nation’s struggling recovery.

Independent i,  p. 42

 

Lloyds eyes £1bn St James’s sale

Lloyds Banking Group plans to raise £1bn through a sale of its 60 per cent stake in wealth management group St James’s Place.

Independent i,  p. 42

 

Banks to be told to raise more capital

British banks will be forced to raise 10s of billions of fresh capital under new accounting rules set to be announced early next year.

Independent i,  p. 42

 

Bank of England to brush off calls for fresh QE boost

The Guardian claims that the Bank of England intends to ignore calls to inject additional money into the UK economy when its Monetary Policy Committee meets this week.

The Guardian,  p. 25

 

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