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      Vickers lashes out at BoE bank buffers

      The chief architect of the UK’s retail banking reforms has attacked the Bank of England for watering down his...

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      The Bank of England must think again on systemic risk

      A central lesson of the crisis of 2008 was that banks had woefully inadequate equity capital. When banks could not...

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    1. 13 hours ago

      Movers & shakers: February 15

      ● Norm Champ, a former senior US financial regulator, has joined the lawyers Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the...

    2. 13 hours ago

      Brexit fears fuel the big short in sterling

      Sterling has become The Big Short. Net short positions on the pound have risen to the highest level since the summer of...

    3. 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...

    4. February 11, 2016

      Why negative rates may dominate in 2016

      Central banks are pushing their benchmark borrowing costs deeper into negative territory, punishing financials and...

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      February 11, 2016

      Countrywide recruits Tui's Peter Long as chairman

      Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency, has appointed Peter Long, the former chief executive of travel agent giant...

    6. February 10, 2016

      The world of British workers’ pay growth

      Britain has become the 2 per cent society. I am not talking about inflation, since the Bank of England targets 2 per...

    7. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      S&P: QE 'exacerbates' inequality

      Desperate times call for desperate measures. But what of the long-term consequences? The Bank of England was of course...

    8. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      UK industry hit by worst monthly contraction since 2013

      UK industry had an intensely disappointing December, contracting heavily, while November’s data was also revised down....

    9. February 10, 2016

      Banks join BoE and police in anti-fraud task force

      Britain’s banks are to join forces with the Bank of England and the police to step up the fight against financial...

    10. February 9, 2016

      Osborne can afford to wait for a budget surplus

      George Osborne has staked his political future on restoring order to Britain’s public finances. His own measure of...

    11. February 8, 2016

      UK chancellor has to break records to balance books, says IFS

      An increasing squeeze on the UK’s public finances will require George Osborne to break several records if he is to...

    12. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Citi: Brexit could drive inflation up to 4%

      Citi is the latest bank to add to a growing stack of analysis over what could happen if the UK votes to leave the...

    13. February 7, 2016

      UK fears that rules harm insurance competition

      The UK government and regulators have launched a push to change key aspects of the new Solvency II regime for insurers...

    14. February 5, 2016

      Dollar bounces after payrolls data

      The dollar extended early gains on Friday following the release of US jobs data showing a fall in the unemployment rate...

    15. February 4, 2016

      Jeremy Morse, banker and monetary policymaker, 1928-2016

      Sir Jeremy Morse, who has died aged 87, was one of the most erudite bankers of his generation, with a career that...

    16. February 4, 2016

      UK refuses to give up bonus cap battle

      The UK has not abandoned its battle against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses, including it in a list of regulations that...

    17. 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...

    18. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Pound regains some poise as Carney points up

      The pound has picked up slightly since Bank of England governor said in the press conference accompanying the quarterly...

    19. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Ex-BoE governor Lord King joins Aston Villa

      Struggling Premier League team Aston Villa didn’t do much business in the January transfer window, but has it scored...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      UK rates on hold for 'at least' another year

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

    22. 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...

    23. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      83 months and counting: BoE on hold again

      Still no shift from the Bank of England, which has held rates at 0.5 per cent as expected. The ‘change rates’ button...

    24. February 4, 2016

      Why it would be wise to prepare for the next recession

      What might central banks do if the next recession hit while interest rates were still far below pre-2008 levels? As a...

    25. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Perky pound: what's next?

      The British pound has had a pick-me-up. Despite the dampening expectations for a rise in rates by the Bank of England,...

    26. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Opening Quote: Shell protects divi, Compass ploughs on

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

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      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...

    28. 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...

    29. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Boris and Brexit

      BoJo is poised to enter the Brexit debate. David Cameron is expected to win the eleventh-hour backing of Boris Johnson,...

    30. February 3, 2016

      Sterling rallies on strong services data

      Sterling rose above $1.45 against the dollar for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, following the release of...

    31. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Sterling jumps after strong services survey for January

      Sterling has bounced back from losses earlier this morning, jumping to a three-week high after survey data suggested...

    32. February 1, 2016

      Policy divergence favours sterling over yen

      Relative expectations and positioning offer an opportunity to go long sterling (GBP) versus the Japanese yen (JPY),...

    33. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Citi: UK doves in 'overshoot territory'

      Has the Bank of Japan got the overseas doves overexcited? Not long ago, hopes were high that the Bank of England would...

    34. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      UK consumer borrowing dipped in December

      British consumers’ paused for breath in December, with net unsecured consumer credit falling back to a seven-month low....

    35. February 1, 2016

      Bring back Welsh bank notes, says Plaid Cymru

      Owain Glyndwr, David Lloyd George, Aneurin Bevan . . . These could be the great figures adorning bank notes in Wales if...

    36. February 1, 2016

      UK credit data: four key metrics

      The appetite of British households to take on debt is a perennial concern. With a hike in interest rates this year now...

    37. Fast FT

      January 31, 2016

      This week: US jobs, BoE & Iowa caucuses

      The Federal Reserve said last week that it would monitor economic and financial developments and assess their...

    38. January 31, 2016

      FT City Network: Is the outlook for growth all doom and gloom?

      Several City leaders have warned about the global economic outlook, citing a “doomed” post-crisis environment in “a...

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