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    2. January 26, 2015

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    1. January 24, 2015

      Carney warns investors on low interest rates

      Mark Carney has warned investors that the UK’s historically low interest rates are unlikely to continue for as long as they...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Anshu Jain in Davos regulation clash with Jack Lew and Mark Carney

      Anshu Jain, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has clashed with Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, and Mark Carney, governor of...

    3. January 23, 2015

      Bank of England warns on state cyber attacks

      The biggest financial groups in the UK are still potentially vulnerable to a sustained state-sponsored cyber attack, a Bank...

    4. January 22, 2015

      Mario Draghi prepares to unveil easing proposals

      The European Central Bank is on Thursday set to follow the lead of the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of...

    5. January 21, 2015

      BoE bows to pressure to reveal barrister’s fees for forex inquiry report

      The Bank of England has bowed to pressure from MPs to reveal how much taxpayer money it spent on instructing a top barrister...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Bank of England MPC unanimous in holding interest rates

      The Bank of England has taken a step back from raising interest rates, after the two dissenters on its nine-strong Monetary...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Pound hits day-low as MPC loses its hawks

      Sterling fell back toward the $1.50 level against the dollar on Wednesday after two Bank of England policy makers dropped...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Time to buy some krone?

      Last week’s Swiss surprise was a useful reminder that betting against currency pegs is one of the classic macro hedge fund...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Four reasons why QE will be different in the eurozone

      After much hesitation, the European Central Bank is at last expected to fall in line with the world’s other big central...

    10. January 20, 2015

      FCA says banks give savers a poor deal

      The UK’s £700bn savings account market offers a poor deal for consumers, the financial watchdog has concluded. The Financial...

    11. January 19, 2015

      British economy looks set to accelerate, say forecasters

      Britain is projected to shrug off indifferent survey data and accelerate over the next year, according to the Ernst & Young...

    12. January 16, 2015

      US and UK agents to wage cyber war games on City of London

      British and US agents will carry out a mock cyber attack on the Bank of England and commercial banks in London and New York...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    14. January 13, 2015

      Central bankers are steered towards the wrong target

      Nothing makes a politician appear more out of touch than having a shaky grasp of the cost of living. Being asked for the...

    15. January 13, 2015

      Q&A: UK inflation

      Lower oil and food prices have pushed UK inflation down to 0.5 per cent, its lowest level in nearly 15 years, weakening...

    16. January 13, 2015

      Sterling falls after UK inflation hits low

      Sterling slipped back against the dollar on Tuesday after inflation data for December returned to a series low, casting...

    17. January 13, 2015

      UK inflation at lowest since 2000

      Tumbling oil prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to its lowest level since 2000 and with further falls inevitable in the...

    18. January 12, 2015

      Britain needs to set its housing market in order

      The past five years has not provided an environment auspicious for making a fortune. The financial crisis pitched Britain...

    19. January 11, 2015

      Economic outlook: downward pressure expected to endure

      Last week it was confirmed that the eurozone is back in deflationary territory; falling energy prices pushed the annual...

    20. January 11, 2015

      Threadneedle and Columbia in ‘good yin-yang’ merger

      Threadneedle Investments is to be renamed Columbia Threadneedle Investments as the 20-year-old City fund manager merges its...

    21. January 9, 2015

      Barclays adds to long-term mortgage deals

      Barclays cut interest rates on its 10-year fixed rate mortgage to a record low, opening a new battleground among lenders in...

    22. January 9, 2015

      Archaic BoE was ill-equipped to prevent financial crisis

      Spare a sympathetic thought, if you will, for the 15 non-executive directors of the Court of the Bank of England in 2007....

    23. January 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates and policy on hold

      The first UK interest rate rise in more than five years remains a distant prospect, as the Bank of England voted to keep...

    24. January 7, 2015

      Bank of England reforms on right track, says Andrew Tyrie

      One of the fiercest critics of Bank of England governance believes that the institution now has the structures in place to...

    25. January 7, 2015

      Bank of England’s historic minutes focus on internal issues

      By any criteria, 1914 to 1946 were among the most challenging times for the Bank of England, with two world wars, the Great...

    26. January 7, 2015

      Sterling slips on US rate rivalry reverse

      The Bank of England will deliver its monetary policy decision on Thursday. It is not expected to change anything, but the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2015

      Ghosts of BoE liquidity crises 2007

      We’re trawling through the BoE’s 2007-2009 disclosures in search of geeky insights into what actually goes through the minds...

    28. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2015

      Your 2007-2009 BoE

      Today we get the minutes of the BoE Court from June 2007- May 2009 (minus a redacted 3 per cent, of course). The apologia...

    29. January 7, 2015

      BoE governing body kept in dark during crisis

      Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, kept the governing body of the central bank in the dark on serious...

    30. January 6, 2015

      FTSE 100 in broad-based retreat

      The FTSE 100 made further broad-based losses on Tuesday, with no respite in the downward march of energy stocks as the index...

    31. January 5, 2015

      Lloyds Banking Group seeks key ringfencing rule exemption

      Lloyds Banking Group is seeking an exemption to one of the key measures of the UK’s new ringfencing regime, as the country’s...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2015

      BoE wonks on a limited QE hunt

      We know instinctively that the Bank of England doesn’t like to be seen to be inflating stock market bubbles. That money...

    33. January 5, 2015

      Most homeowners not saving for interest rate rise, survey finds

      Three-quarters of UK homeowners are not saving extra money to cope with the interest rate rise that is expected for this...

    34. January 5, 2015

      Monetary activism is a virus that infects politics

      Money is a store of value, quoth the obsolete textbooks. Post-Lehman, money is rather an instrument of public policy. In the...

    35. January 2, 2015

      UK mortgage approvals fall to 17-month low

      UK mortgage approvals fell for a fifth month in November, dropping to a 17-month low, in a further sign of slowing momentum...

    36. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Former MPC members urge rate rise

      Interest rates must start rising soon, to wean the UK off crisis-era monetary policy, five former members of the Bank of...

    37. December 30, 2014

      Stress testing should not just be for the banks

      The oil price has crashed and there is mounting turbulence in Russia. Critics of financial regulators cite both as proof...

    38. December 30, 2014

      FT Predictions: the world in 2015

      As 2014 comes to a close, the Financial Times once again engages in a harmless bit of soothsaying. As ever, we invite some...

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