4 factors driving inflation and what it means for investors
By Kirsten Hastings, 13 Feb 18
Inflation has been conspicuous in its absence since the financial crisis, in spite of the significant stimulus injected into many of the world’s major economies, according to Robert Lea, head of global equity research at Ashburton Investments.
The sustained pick-up in global growth has also so far failed to stir any meaningful inflationary forces. Figures released by the UK on Tuesday show that inflation has not moved and remains at 3%.
However, Lea believes that inflationary pressures are now starting to build.
Click through the slides above to see the four factors likely to drive inflation higher over the course of 2018, and what it means for investors.