P505 Teletext 505 May24 16:01:04         —————————————————————————————  INTEREST RATES "SET TO RISE" Interest rates will rise soon and the basic lending rate is likely to increase to 6% by the end of 1995, a poll of economists has suggested. The Reuters survey predicted that on average rates would be steady at the end of 1994 but would creep up to 5.75% from their current 5.25% by mid-1995. The upward trend would be forced by Government efforts to fight inflation. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 SHARE DEALING SERVICE-TURN TO P535 Next CompNews Shares Family Finance