P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:14:00  Base  Rates ——————————————————————————————————————— UK BASE RATE Month Rate Change Year High Low Oct04 4.75% Held 2003 4% 3.5% Sep04 4.75% Held 2002 4% 4% Aug04 4.75% +0.25% 2000 6% 5.5% Jul04 4.5% Held 2001 5% 4% Jun04 4.5% +0.25% 1999 6.25% 5% May04 4.25% +0.25% 1997 7.25% 5.93% Apr04 4% Held 1998 7.5% 6.25% Mar04 4% Held 1996 6.37% 5.68% Feb04 4% +0.25% 1995 6.62% 6.37% Jan04 3.75% Held 1993 6.87% 5-37% Dec03 3.75% Held 1994 6.12% 5.12% Nov03 3.75% +0.25% 1992 10.3% 6.87% ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Source: Bank of England FOCUS ON THE FOOTSIE p511/512 Vital stats Your Money Save Racing
P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:12:11  World  Rates ——————————————————————————————————————— US BASE RATE EUROZONE BASE RATE Month Rate Change Month Rate Change Sep04 1.75% +0.25% Jun03 2% -0.5% Aug04 1.5% +0.25% Mar03 2.5% -0.25% Jun04 1.25% +0.25% Dec02 2.75% -0.5% Jun03 1% -0.25% Nov01 3.25% -0.5% Nov02 1.25% -0.5% Sep01 3.75% -0.5% Dec01 1.75% -0.25% Aug01 4.25% -0.25% Nov01 2% -0.5% May01 4.5% -0.25% Oct01 2.5% -0.5% Jan99 4.75% Sep01 3% -0.5% Aug01 3.5% -0.25% Jun01 3.75% -0.25% May01 4% -0.5% ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Source: US Federal Reserve and ECB BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:02:46  Benefit  Claims ——————————————————————————————————————— CLAIMANT COUNT UNEMPLOYMENT (THOUSANDS) Month Level Rate Year Avg Rate Sep04 834.0 2.7% 2003 933 3.1% Aug04 834.2 2.7% 2002 945 3.1% Jul04 836.3 2.7% 2001 969 3.2% Jun04 848.9 2.7% 2000 1,089 3.7% May04 860.5 2.8% 1999 1,248 4.3% Apr04 874.0 2.8% 1998 1,348 4.7% Mar04 882.2 2.9% 1997 1,585 5.5% Feb04 886.4 2.9% 1996 2,088 7.2% Jan04 891.8 2.9% 1995 2,290 8.0% Dec03 905.5 3% 1994 2,599 9.2% Nov03 916.5 3% 1993 2,877 10.2% Oct03 925.7 3% 1992 2,742 9.6% ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Source: National Statistics RACING EXTRA — A FRONTRUNNER p570 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:10:12  Ret!il  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— INFLATION - CONSUMER PRICE INDEX Month CPI RPI RPIX Year Av. Rate Rate Rate RPI Sep04 1.1% +3.1% +1.9% 2003 +2.9% Aug04 1.3% +3.2% +2.2% 2002 +1.7% Jul04 1.4% +3.0% +2.2% 2001 +1.8% Jun04 1.6% +3.0% +2.3% 2000 +3.0% May04 1.5% +2.8% +2.3% 1999 +1.5% Apr04 1.2% +2.5% +2.0% 1998 +3.4% Mar04 1.1% +2.6% +2.1% 1997 +3.1% Feb04 1.3% +2.5% +2.3% 1996 +2.4% Jan04 1.4% +2.6% +2.4% 1995 +3.5% Dec03 1.3% +2.8% +2.6% 1994 +2.4% Nov03 1.3% +2.5% +2.5% 1993 +1.6% Oct03 1.4% +2.6% +2.7% 1992 +3.7% ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Source: ONS and HM Treasury CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:18:18  House  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— HALIFAX HOUSE PRICE INDEX Month Index Mth/Chn Yr/Chn Av.Price Sep04 527.3 +1.4% +20.5% £162,911 Aug04 519.7 -0.5% +21.3% £160,584 Jul04 522.6 +1.1% +22.1% £161,466 Jun04 516.8 +1.2% +21.5% £159,685 May04 510.7 +2.2% +20.4% £157,785 Apr04 499.9 +1.9% +19.1% £154,444 Mar04 490.4 +2.2% +18.5% £151,509 Feb04 479.6 +1.7% +17.8% £148,183 Jan04 471.7 +2.3% +16.0% £145,737 Dec03 460.9 +2.0% +15.4% £142,408 Nov03 451.8 +1.1% +14.1% £139,581 Oct03 446.8 +1.4% +16.7% £138,050 ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Source: Halifax STAGE REVIEWS AND LISTINGS p330 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Oct27 21:11:07  House  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— NATIONWIDE HOUSE PRICE INDEX Month Index Mth/Chn Yr/Chn Av.Price Sep04 305.4 +0.2% +17.8% £153,727 Aug04 304.7 +0.1% +18.9% £153,743 Jul04 304.5 +2.1% +20.3% £154,299 Jun04 298.1 +0.9 +19.1% £151,524 May04 295.6 +1.7% +19.5% £149,020 Apr04 290.7 +2% +18.9% £145,918 Mar04 285.1 +1.5% +16.7% £142,584 Feb04 280.8 +2.7% +17.1% £138,730 Jan04 273.3 +0.7% +14.3% £134,806 Dec03 271.5 +1.6% +15.6% £135,444 Nov03 267.1 +1.3% +15^2% £133,388 Oct03 263.7 +1.8% +16.1% £131,947 ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Source: Nationwide Building Society BAMBOOZLE! TRY OUR GREAT QUIZ p140 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide