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U.K. Pension Indexing May Hasten CPI-Linked Bonds, Barclays Says

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. government’s plan to align future increases in pensions to the consumer-price index measure of inflation rather than the retail-price index may lead to offerings of CPI-linked bonds, Barclays Plc said.

“This clearly hastens the likely introduction of CPI-linked bonds in the U.K.,” Moyeen Islam, a fixed-income strategist in London, wrote today in an investor note. “For the moment there is little alternative to hedge what are now CPI exposures” than with RPI-linked products, he wrote.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Dobson in London at pdobson2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Tilles at dtilles@bloomberg.net

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