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    1. December 23, 2014

      The ‘Great Rotation’ remains elusive

      Whatever happened to the “Great Rotation” — and will the move back into higher-yielding equities from lower-yielding bond...

    2. December 21, 2014

      House prices falling in a third of UK, study shows

      House prices are falling in almost a third of the UK’s local housing markets, according to research findings that suggest...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      UK Treasury to shake up regulatory fines

      Regulators should be more “constructive” in their dialogue with companies during investigations and involve more senior...

    2. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    3. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      OMG: When 120 teenage girls met Mark Carney

      Being seated inside the hallowed court room of the Bank of England was the last place 14-year-old school pupil Rachel...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Rate expectations help cheer FTSE 100

      London’s FTSE 100 rose on Tuesday, moving off losses seen in opening trade after inflation data reached a 12-year low,...

    5. December 16, 2014

      Oil threat overshadows stress tests

      That is a relief. All but one of the UK’s big banks could have survived a crisis played out against an economic backdrop...

    6. December 16, 2014

      Q&A: Stress tests on UK banks

      How tough were the tests? Only one of the eight banks stressed in the Bank of England exercise failed to pass muster: the...

    7. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

      Do click through for the full thing — the Co-Op is the loser of the bunch and was told to hand in a new capital plan. RBS...

    8. December 16, 2014

      Bank of England to test banks’ emerging market exposure

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has promised to put banks’ emerging market exposures under the spotlight in Britain’s...

    9. December 15, 2014

      Midnight rate rise summons old spectres

      Whenever a central bank raises rates to defend its currency, it runs the risk of looking desperate — particularly if it does...

    10. December 14, 2014

      Central banks lift the veil on more of their secrets

      Central banks used to hide their deliberations from public view more jealously than the papal conclave. Whereas the college...

    11. December 11, 2014

      ECB to decide what to publish in minutes of governing council

      The European Central Bank is set to decide how much information it will include in the minutes of its governing council...

    12. December 11, 2014

      Governor Mark Carney sweeps aside secrecy at Bank of England

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, swept aside much of the secrecy that traditionally surrounds the central bank’s...

    13. December 10, 2014

      A banking grandee’s rethink on the rules of the game

      If financial services were a sport, Sir David Walker would be torn between refereeing and playing. Five years ago, the City...

    14. December 10, 2014

      Look, no gilts: why ECB should ape BoE

      How many gilts did the Bank of England buy during its quantitative easing programme? Trick question: the Bank of England did...

    15. December 9, 2014

      Chastened banks called to account for sins of the past

      This has been the Year of the Bad Apples. In 2014, banks were called increasingly to account for the sins of the past,...

    16. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    17. December 8, 2014

      Home borrowers could handle rate rise, says BoE

      The Bank of England says the vast majority of mortgage borrowers could handle interest rate rises of up to 2 percentage...

    18. December 8, 2014

      Bank of England plays down dangers of growing UK financial sector

      The UK can have a growing banking sector without condemning itself to more frequent and costly financial crises, the Bank of...

    19. December 4, 2014

      Bank of England keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold for another month, deciding that subdued inflationary pressures and the...

    20. December 3, 2014

      Services data show UK economy continues to grow

      Britain’s economy continues to grow at a healthy pace, according to a survey of the services sector, which shows companies...

    21. FT Data

      December 3, 2014

      Datawatch: UK government debt over the long term

        Chancellor George Osborne presents his latest take on the UK’s finances on Wednesday. The share of government debt in...

    22. December 2, 2014

      Risk to hawkish side on US jobs

      As the commodity wobble fades, monetary policy moves back into focus. Central bank watchers have plenty to consider this...

    23. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    24. December 1, 2014

      Mortgage data point to UK housing slowdown

      UK mortgage approvals have fallen to their lowest level since June last year in a further sign that momentum in the housing...

    25. November 30, 2014

      Bank of England to examine financial risks linked to fossil fuels

      The Bank of England has revealed it is to examine formally for the first time the risks fossil fuel companies pose to...

    26. November 30, 2014

      Britain will be squeezed at both ends in 2015

      In his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, George Osborne will reaffirm his plan to embark on the second half of the fiscal...

    27. November 30, 2014

      Little good news expected in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

      In a busy week highlights include the Autumn Statement by the UK finance minister on Wednesday as well as rate announcements...

    28. November 27, 2014

      In parched bond markets, sparks are dangerous

      Last week Mark Carney revealed an extraordinary statistic. According to the governor of the Bank of England, it now takes...

    29. November 25, 2014

      MPC’s new ‘hawkish dove’ causes a flutter

      Divergent views on the outlook for the global economy and the amount of slack remaining in the labour market are the key...

    30. November 25, 2014

      De La Rue profits hobbled by stiff competition

      De La Rue, the world’s largest printer of banknotes, has blamed a first-half plunge in profits on stiff competition and the...

    31. November 24, 2014

      Deloitte to probe BoE payments crash

      The Bank of England has appointed Deloitte to investigate a major glitch that disrupted Britain’s payments system last...

    32. November 24, 2014

      Clearing houses may face new capital rules

      The risk management houses that underpin derivatives markets may need to hold more capital to prevent a taxpayer bailout if...

    33. FT Alphaville

      November 21, 2014

      Private money vs totally-public money, plus some history

      Let’s close the week off with little bit of “history is just repeating itself” education for both the champions of private...

    34. November 21, 2014

      Bank of England to probe whether staff helped rig money auctions

      The Bank of England has opened a formal investigation into whether its officials knew of – and even facilitated – the...

    35. FT Data

      November 20, 2014

      Business Barometer: Executives expect Fed to hike first

      The central banks might be keeping us guessing, but businesses have no doubts where they first expect interest rates to...

    36. November 20, 2014

      Osborne gives up on challenge to bank bonus cap

      George Osborne on Thursday night abandoned his bid to overturn the EU banker bonus cap, saying he would focus on reforming...

    37. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2014

      On the pluses and minuses of paying employees in non-cash instruments

      On Monday Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, injected fear into the hearts of highly paid bankers everywhere by stating…...

    38. November 19, 2014

      Differences emerge on Bank of England policy group over interest rates

      Divisions are beginning to show within the majority on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee who want to...

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