How does the Fed’s decision impact UK interest rates?

Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund

The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing of the Bank of England’s decision on UK rates?

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