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      Why there’s still no interest in raising base rates

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    1. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England haunted by crisis decisions

      As the financial crisis unfolded in 2007, the Bank of England was in turmoil, facing a meltdown of the financial sector that...

    2. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold, marking the sixth anniversary of ultra-loose monetary policy. In March...

    3. March 4, 2015

      Bank of England embroiled in money-market fraud probe

      The Bank of England is embroiled in an unprecedented criminal investigation over the potential rigging of its money-market...

    4. March 4, 2015

      Lower oil prices ‘unlikely to harm’ Scottish economy, says report

      Falling energy prices could boost growth in Scotland’s economy, despite the damage inflicted on its North Sea oil industry,...

    5. March 3, 2015

      In defence of eyebrows and cosy fireside chats at BoE

      The Bank of England bears more economic responsibility than any other UK institution. Charged with keeping macroeconomic...

    6. March 3, 2015

      Concerns raised over Mark Carney’s BoE revolution

      Often looking uncomfortable, Mark Carney admitted on Tuesday that the Bank of England’s reputation had “taken a knock” over...

    7. March 3, 2015

      London financial sector’s influence weakened by banking crisis

      A ‘50s stockbroker waking from a nap of Rip Van Winkle-like length in the library of the City of London Club would not...

    8. March 3, 2015

      Mark Carney rejects criticism of forex probe

      The Bank of England has rejected criticism that an investigation into whether any of its officials were aware of actual or...

    9. March 2, 2015

      BoE knocked over forex inquiry

      The Bank of England failed to investigate properly its role in the alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market after...

    10. March 2, 2015

      UK manufacturing shows signs of rebound

      Activity at Britain’s manufacturers has begun to bounce back from a weak patch in the autumn, reflecting rising output and...

    11. March 1, 2015

      ECB and BoE expected to leave rates unchanged as inflation falls

      Meetings of the European Central Bank and the Bank of England as well as labour market indicators for the US and purchasing...

    12. February 27, 2015

      Bank of England considers fines for accountancy firms

      The Bank of England would be able to fine accountancy firms a percentage of their revenue for failing in their duties and...

    13. February 26, 2015

      Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

      The Bank of England has officially called time on the days when a raise of the governor’s eyebrows sufficed to influence...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      Some StanChart reading

      An orderly succession plan balancing stability with fresh perspective Standard Chartered’s new chief executive Bill...

    15. FT Data

      February 25, 2015

      An economic history lesson - in data

      Fancy yourself a fully paid up chart and data nerd? Well the Bank of England is looking for you. To publicise the launch of...

    16. February 25, 2015

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney expands research agenda

      The Bank of England will do much broader research beyond the confines of its Threadneedle Street home as part of a push to...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 25, 2015

      The Bank of England is responding to change

      The Bank of England, in case you thought otherwise, is a thoroughly modern institution that embraces change, innovation and...

    18. February 24, 2015

      BoE warns of ‘more intrusive’ regulation

      UK authorities may introduce “more intrusive” regulation to police markets if asset managers and corporations are unable to...

    19. February 23, 2015

      UK business leaders fear talent drain under accountability plans

      Leading business figures raised concerns on Monday that proposals to hold senior directors accountable if things went wrong...

    20. February 23, 2015

      Irresponsible conduct carries consequences in British finance

      In any profession, people who break rules and neglect their duties should face serious consequences. When doctors and...

    21. February 23, 2015

      New stringent City code will affect non-execs

      UK regulators will include banks’ and insurers’ senior non-executives alongside chairmen in a tough new personal liability...

    22. February 22, 2015

      Weak current account blots rosy economic landscape

      With only a few months to go until the general election, the British economy — by some measures — is on a roll. Growth...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      The BoE as eurodollar dealer of last resort?

      Zoltan Pozsar may have swapped his day job as senior adviser to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to that of a director in...

    24. February 19, 2015

      City of London ‘black book’ is called for to track ‘bad apple’ traders

      Financial institutions need a private forum to share information about traders who break rules, in order to prevent “bad...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Pound climbs as jobs and wages rise

      Sterling climbed on Wednesday after the impact of strong labour market data trumped the rather dovish minutes from the last...

    26. February 18, 2015

      Splits emerge on Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

      There are signs of a three-way split emerging on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee, with one member...

    27. February 18, 2015

      Why the UK’s low inflation is not universally welcomed

      With the publication of figures showing prices in January were just 0.3 per cent higher than a year ago, UK inflation has...

    28. February 17, 2015

      UK inflation falls to record low of 0.3%

      Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in Britain in decades, as tumbling food and oil prices hand the Conservatives a...

    29. February 15, 2015

      Eurozone finance ministers to revisit question of Greek debt

      The stand-off over Greek debt is likely to continue to be the biggest story this week as eurozone finance ministers meet in...

    30. February 13, 2015

      Santander imposes loan-to-salary limit

      Santander this week tightened its mortgage affordability rules for first time buyers, constraining borrowers to 4.49 times...

    31. February 13, 2015

      Krona and sterling show contrasting fortunes

      Central bank action drove currency markets this week, leaving Sweden’s krona lower after a rate cut from its monetary...

    32. February 13, 2015

      Bank of England signals possible HSBC tax probe

      The Bank of England has signalled it may look into allegations that HSBC helped clients evade taxes, deepening the bank’s...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Central banks take extreme action to stave off deflation

      Central banks are resorting to ever more radical means to prevent deflation strengthening its grip over European economies,...

    34. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney promises a return to normality

      Do you want the good news or the good news? Elsewhere in Europe falling prices are brewing a headache for the monetary...

    35. February 12, 2015

      Volatility rising but beware the hawkish shock

      Another day, another central bank surprise. The Riksbank caught traders on the hop by moving Sweden’s rates into negative...

    36. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England says UK inflation could fall below zero

      A period of deflation due to falling oil prices would be “unambiguously good” for the UK economy, the governor of the Bank...

    37. February 12, 2015

      Pound lifted by hawkish inflation report

      Sterling hit a six-week high against the dollar after markets focused on hawkish aspects of the Bank of England’s quarterly...

    38. Westminster Blog

      February 12, 2015

      Live Blog: BoE quarterly inflation report

      Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday presented the central bank’s last quarterly inflation report before the May...

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