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    1. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      New lows for sterling under $1.39

      So far, the vote count night has been punctuated by bursts of frantic sterling selling and then short spells of...

    2. June 16, 2016

      BoE hits back at attempts to silence warnings over Brexit

      The Bank of England fought back on Thursday after supporters of the campaign to leave the EU stepped up attempts to...

    1. June 16, 2016

      Bank of England says ‘all options open’ if UK exits EU

      All options will be on the table if Britain votes to leave the EU, the Bank of England said on Thursday, as it sought...

    2. June 15, 2016

      Blue-chips threaten Leave camp with legal action over logos

      The chiefs of some of Britain’s biggest employers have threatened legal action against the official EU Leave campaign,...

    3. June 14, 2016

      Brexit imperils the confidence of strangers

      Suppose that the Leave campaign, which one might call Project Lie, wins the referendum next week. How bad might the...

    4. May 30, 2016

      Successful central banks focus on greater purchasing power

      The Bank of Japan has now been conducting quantitative easing — the buying of financial assets by a central bank — for...

    5. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      UK remains "investable" despite Brexit - FPC

      An independent member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee has struck a more confident tone ahead of the...

    6. May 19, 2016

      BoE’s Vlieghe calls for Brexit rate cuts

      The Bank of England should be ready to cut interest rates to stimulate spending if any economic bounce after a Remain...

    7. Gavyn Davies

      May 14, 2016

      Brexit risks and uncertainties

      The Bank of England’s dire analysis of the impact of a Brexit vote inflamed UK political opinion last week. I want to...

    8. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      BoE's Weale warns of inflation overshoot risk

      Martin Weale, the outgoing member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, says inflation could overshoot...

    9. May 12, 2016

      Bank of England moves from caution to candour

      Almost every official at the Bank of England thinks leaving the EU would be a bad idea. What they have found harder to...

    10. May 12, 2016

      Brexit carries risk of recession, warns Bank of England

      A vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession, the Bank of...

    11. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England inflation report: investors and economists react

      The Bank of England has warned of the economic impact of a vote to the leave the EU, but provides no concrete...

    12. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Cameron: BoE right to warn over Brexit effects

      Both David Cameron and George Osborne have jumped on a warning from the Bank of England that jobs, prices and the...

    13. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Sterling bounces after unanimous BoE vote

      Sterling has jumped after the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at record lows. The...

    14. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Brexit could trigger 'sharp' drop in sterling - BoE

      A vote for Brexit is likely to cost jobs, raise prices and see the pound plummeting, the Bank of England warned in its...

    15. May 1, 2016

      Bank of England busy preparing for Brexit vote

      The Bank of England is consumed with preparing contingency plans for Britain to leave the EU, with staff across its...

    16. April 15, 2016

      Michael Saunders to join Bank of England’s MPC

      Michael Saunders, an economist at Citigroup, is to join the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy...

    17. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Citi economist Saunders to join as BoE rate-setter

      Veteran Citi economist Michael Saunders is join the Bank of England’s rate setting Monetary Policy Committee. Mr...

    18. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      US stocks waver as traders mull bank earnings

      US stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors digested a raft of bank earnings and took stock of the latest inflation...

    19. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Sterling jumps after 9-0 BoE vote

      Sterling has rebounded sharply after the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep rates on...

    20. March 17, 2016

      Bank of England says fall in pound caused by Brexit vote

      The sharp fall in the value of the pound since last autumn has been caused by uncertainty about the upcoming referendum...

    21. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      BoE's Weale: tightening "appreciably more likely"

      The UK economy is more likely to need higher interest rates than further monetary stimulus over the next two years,...

    22. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      JP Morgan pushes out UK rate rise call to 2017

      JP Morgan has pushed out its forecast for when the Bank of England will finally raise interest rates to the first...

    23. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Brazil holds interest rates at 14.25%

      Brazil’s central bank has kept interest rates on hold on Wednesday as the risk of tipping the country deeper into...

    24. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Pound extends decline as Brexit injects risks

      The pound fell further on Tuesday after rate setters at the Bank of England highlighted the risks to the UK economy....

    25. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Economic think tank NIESR appoints new boss

      One of Britain’s best known economic think tanks has got a new boss. Jagjit Chadha, currently professor at the...

    26. February 17, 2016

      UK employment at record but wages sluggish

      Employment in Britain has reached a fresh record and there are more job vacancies than ever but the good news is still...

    27. February 12, 2016

      Bank of England to launch new graduate programme

      Want to be a central banker? A bit less modelling and a few more war stories are on the agenda. Paul Fisher — the man...

    28. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      Nationwide expects no rate increase before late 2016

      Nationwide, the building society and a major mortgage lender, has warned that global instability and the looming Brexit...

    29. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      BoE holds rates for 83rd month: analysts react

      The BoE held rates at a record low 0.5 per cent for the 83rd consecutive month today. Ian McCafferty, the lone hawk who...

    30. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    31. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Sterling dips after BoE lone hawk folds

      Sterling has dipped after the long-standing lone hawk on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee caved in and...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Shell profits have slumped with the oil price, AstraZeneca sales are stalling, the Bank of England is set to hold...

    33. February 4, 2016

      Bank of England — reading the runes on inflation and interest rates

      The future path of interest rates is one of the few issues to make bean-counters and the general public sit up and...

    34. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Carney: Fed rise 'made contribution' to turmoil

      Mark Carney says the US Federal Reserve’s move to raise rates last month has “made a contribution” to the market...

    35. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Better UK wage growth needed for rate rise

      UK wage growth isn’t robust enough to justify the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time since the...

    36. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Brazil central bank unexpectedly holds rate

      Brazil’s central bank has kept interest rates on hold in a surprise decision as the country struggles with the highest...

    37. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      IMF revision casts doubt on Brazil rate rise

      IMF growth forecasts are rarely market moving news. In most cases, they tend to be in line with what most private...

    38. January 19, 2016

      UK not strong enough for rate rise, says Carney

      Britain may still be sitting close to the top of the international growth table for advanced economies, but in a speech...

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