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    1. August 29, 2015

      Mark Carney says China does not affect Bank of England strategy

      The prospect of a slowdown in China and other parts of Asia could add to disinflationary pressures but does not yet...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Sterling slips despite stronger UK data

      Sterling fell to a seven-week low against the dollar and dropped against the euro, despite confirmation of steady UK...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - “To Merkel”, defined. - “The people who knew the most about the company, because they were...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Bank of England publishes concerns over bond liquidity

      Regulation to make banks safer may have had a destabilising effect on the bond market, according to a Bank of England...

    3. August 26, 2015

      Make up your mind on banking regulation

      The people who have taken over at four of Europe’s largest banks are less likely to elicit sympathy than the...

    4. August 26, 2015

      Remortgaging hits four-year high

      The number of homeowners remortgaging surged last month to its highest level in four years, suggesting borrowers are...

    5. August 24, 2015

      Bank of England urged to review rate-setters’ code of conduct

      An influential group of MPs has urged Bank of England governor Mark Carney to review the code of conduct for experts...

    6. The Exchange

      August 24, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn's 'people's QE' scheme misses the point

      Jeremy Corbyn’s “people’s QE” scheme has been widely discussed in the media. In fact, the key policy of the UK’s...

    7. August 23, 2015

      Mortgage lenders show sympathy as arrears deals hit record level

      Mortgage lenders are suspending or reducing repayments for struggling borrowers in a record proportion of arrears...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      Summer thunder [now with answers]

      It’s August. Less quiet that usual but still August. Have a quiz. Courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett, of the...

    9. August 19, 2015

      Markets bet US will beat UK in rate rise race

      Who will start raising rates first, the Federal Reserve or the Bank of England? Markets are suggesting, by a few months...

    10. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    11. August 16, 2015

      Updates on inflation for UK and US provide key to rate decisions

      Interest rate decisions remain top of the agenda this week with an update to the inflation situation in the UK and US...

    12. August 14, 2015

      Are you ready for a rate rise?

      It is no longer a question of if, but when. This autumn will mark the beginning of the end of the low interest rate...

    13. August 14, 2015

      Central bankers should take the plunge and raise interest rates

      Can you remember life before the iPhone? The “revolutionary and magical” product first went on sale in July 2007. It...

    14. August 13, 2015

      People’s quantitative easing — no magic

      Although Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal of “people’s quantitative easing” is described in his economic manifesto as only “an...

    15. August 10, 2015

      Rating agencies still matter — and that is inexcusable

      No one said setting up an early warning system for a global financial storm was easy. Among those blamed for failing to...

    16. August 10, 2015

      Case for holding UK corporate bonds

      The UK has long seen itself as somewhere between Europe and the US economically as well as geographically. Now, with...

    17. August 10, 2015

      Free Lunch: Monetary helicopters hover back into view

      First they ignore you, then you win Helicopters are back in fashion - or at least back in serious consideration. We...

    18. August 9, 2015

      UK wage growth expected to have slowed

      The Bank of England surprised markets last week with a more dovish stance than expected, lowering the likelihood of a...

    19. FT Alphaville

      August 7, 2015

      Alphachat: reader Q&A, bank analyst destiny, Puerto Rican default and the Canadian elections

      We recorded this podcast on Thursday, August 6th. Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher, and to give us feedback you can...

    20. August 6, 2015

      Bank of England treads warily on trip to transparency

      It may have been dubbed “Super Thursday” by the financial markets, but for those reporting it, the Bank of England’s...

    21. August 6, 2015

      BoE optimism on near-term growth signals 2016 rate rise

      The Bank of England has painted a rosy picture of the UK economy, upgrading its growth forecast for this year and...

    22. August 6, 2015

      The Bank of England signals no rises for now

      UK economy-watchers were handed a cornucopia of information on Thursday as the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

    23. August 6, 2015

      Dread risk is not to blame for everything

      As the period of ultra-loose monetary policy in the developed world inches to a close, a paradox calls for explanation....

    24. August 6, 2015

      Homeowners warned low mortgages to end

      Homeowners are being urged to lock into low-cost mortgages amid signs the era of rock-bottom home loans is drawing to a...

    25. August 6, 2015

      UK rate rise further off after Bank downgrades inflation forecast

      The Bank of England surprised markets on Thursday by striking an unexpectedly dovish stance, apparently delaying a...

    26. August 6, 2015

      Sterling falls on 8-1 MPC rate vote split

      The pound fell against the dollar and weakened against the euro on Thursday, after currencies traders were surprised...

    27. The World

      August 6, 2015

      Live - Super Thursday at the Bank of England

      For the first time, at midday today, the Bank of England is publishing simultaneously its decision on interest rates,...

    28. August 6, 2015

      RSA: a fox bolts for cover

      Tally ho! Sometime fox hunter Stephen Hester finds himself the quarry as Zurich Insurance considers a £5bn-plus bid for...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      Corbyn's "People's QE" could actually be a decent idea

      If Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader of the UK Labour Party, one positive consequence will be the ensuing discussion of the...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Super Thursday for BoE and insurers

      It’s a Super Thursday for the Bank of England’s economic outlook and results from insurance companies, and a...

    31. August 6, 2015

      Buy-to-let heyday may be coming to an end

      Rising interest rates will plunge thousands of buy-to-let landlords into financial difficulties and could see a wave of...

    32. August 5, 2015

      Lies, damned lies and a better path for statistics

      Economists are a disputatious bunch, but on the UK’s Office for National Statistics they speak with one voice. Sir...

    33. August 5, 2015

      Shortsighted complaints about short-term capitalism

      When the US presidential frontrunner, the boss of McKinsey, and the chief economist of the Bank of England declare that...

    34. August 5, 2015

      Q&A: BoE shake-up leads to Super Thursday on rates and minutes

      So what is Super Thursday? It is the first time the Bank of England will publish simultaneously at noon its latest...

    35. August 5, 2015

      All eyes on sterling’s ‘Super Thursday’

      The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’s “unreliable boyfriend” is turning over a new leaf, catching the attention of the...

    36. August 5, 2015

      Lies, damned lies — and the statistical needs of users

      In the 1970s, says Sir Charlie Bean, the UK was “probably the world leader in statistics”. As he prepares to tackle the...

    37. August 5, 2015

      UK’s official statistics out of date, says Bean

      Sir Charlie Bean, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, will on Wednesday put the nation’s number crunchers on...

    38. August 4, 2015

      Lesson I learnt tackling financial crisis that never was

      One of the stranger experiences you can have as a Treasury minister is engaging in a tense discussion with the governor...

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