P548 Teletext 548 Dec11 23:12:22  Base  Rates ——————————————————————————————————————— UK BASE RATE Month Rate Change Year High Low Nov04 4.75% Held 2003 4% 3.5% Oct04 4.75% Held 2002 4% 4% Sep04 4.75% Held 2000 6% 5.5% Aug04 4.75% +0.25% 2001 6% 4% Jul04 4.5% Held 1999 6.25% 5% Jun04 4.5% +0.25% 1997 7.25% 5.93% May04 4.25% +0.25% 1998 7.5% 6.25% Apr04 4% Held 1996 6.37% 5.68% Mar04 4% Held 1995 6.62% 6.37% Feb04 4% +0.25% 1993 6.87% 5.37% Jan04 3.75% Held 1994 6.12% 5.12% Dec03 3.75% Held 1992 10.3% 6.87% ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Source: Bank of England FOCUS ON THE FOOTSIE p511/512 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Dec11 23:17:11  World  Rates ——————————————————————————————————————— US BASE RATE EUROZONE BASE RATE Month Rate Change Month Rate Change Nov04 2% +0.25% Jun03 2% -0.5% Sep04 1.75% +0.25% Mar03 2.5% -0.25% Aug04 1.5% +0.25% Dec02 2.75% -0.5% Jun04 1.25% +0.25% Nov01 3.25% -0.5% Jun03 1% -0.25% Sep01 3.75% -0.5% Nov02 1^25% -0.5% Aug01 4.25% -0.25% Dec01 1.75% -0.25% May01 4.5% -0.25% Nov01 2% -0.5% Jan99 4.75% Oct01 2.5% -0.5% Sep01 3% -0.5% Aug01 3.5% -0.25% Jun01 3.75% -0.25% ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Source: US Federal Reserve and ECB CHECK OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT GUIDE p345 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Dec11 23:10:15  Benefit  Claims ——————————————————————————————————————— CLAIMANT COUNT UNEMPLOYMENT (THOUSANDS) Month Level Rate Year Avg Rate Oct04 836.7 2.7% 2003 933 3.1% Sep04 835.8 2.7% 2002 945 3.1% Aug04 834.2 2.7% 2001 969 3.2% Jul04 836.3 2.7% 2000 1,089 3.7% Jun04 848.9 2.7% 1999 1,248 4.3% May04 860.5 2.8% 1998 1,348 4.7% Apr04 874.0 2.8% 1997 1,585 5.5% Mar04 882.2 2.9% 1996 2,088 7.2% Feb04 886.4 2.9% 1995 2,290 8.0% Jan04 891.8 2.9% 1994 2,599 9.2% Dec03 905.5 3% 1993 2,877 10.2% Nov03 916.5 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 Dec11 23:18:44  Retail  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— INFLATION - CONSUMER PRICE INDEX Month CPI RPI RPIX Year Av. Rate Rate Rate RPI Oct03 1.2% +3.3% +2.1% 2003 +2.9% Sep04 1.1% +3.1% +1.9% 2002 +1.7% Aug04 1.3% +3.2% +2.2% 2001 +1.8% Jul04 1.4% +3.0% +2.2% 2000 +3.0% Jun04 1.6% +3.0% +2.3% 1999 +1.5% May04 1.5% +2.8% +2.3% 1998 +3.4% Apr04 1.2% +2.5% +2.0% 1997 +3.1% Mar04 1.1% +2.6% +2.1% 1996 +2.4% Feb04 1.3% +2.5% +2.3% 1995 +3.5% Jan04 1.4% +2.6% +2.4% 1994 +2.4% Dec03 1.3% +2.8% +2.6% 1993 +1.6% Nov03 1.3% +2.5% +2.5% 1992 +3.7% ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Source: ONS and HM Treasury CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Dec11 23:11:01  House  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— HALIFAX HOUSE PRICE INDEX Month Index Mth/Chn Yr/Chn Av.Price Nov04 517.7 -0.4% +16.8% £159,947 Oct04 519.9 -1.2% +18.5% £166,639 Sep04 526.5 +1.3% +20.5% £162,669 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% £145,737 Dec03 460.9 +2% +15.4% £142,408 ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Source: Halifax STAGE REVIEWS AND LISTINGS p330 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide
P548 Teletext 548 Dec11 23:14:57  House  Prices ——————————————————————————————————————— NATIONWIDE HOUSE PRICE INDEX Month Index Mth/Chn Yr/Chn Av.Price Nov04 307.3 +1% +15% £153,439 Oct04 304.1 -0.4 +15.3% £152,159 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 W2.7% +17.1% £138,730 Jan04 273.3 +0.7% +14.3% £134,806 Dec03 271.5 +1.6% +15.6% £135,444 ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Source: Nationwide Building Society BAMBOOZLE! TRY OUR GREAT QUIZ p140 Fund prices City Shares TV Guide