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      May 27, 2016

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    1. May 26, 2016

      BoE pushes on with bank ringfencing rules

      The Bank of England is to push ahead with its new rules for banks on ringfencing their retail operations, shrugging off...

    2. May 26, 2016

      The self-inflicted dangers of the EU referendum

      What were they thinking? It is extraordinary to read a succession of official reports arguing, rightly, that a vote to...

    3. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      BoE sets out capital rules for ringfenced banks

      The Bank of England has stood firm in the face of criticism from one of the chief architects of post-crisis bank...

    4. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      FCA announces cap on pension exit charges

      The UK financial watchdog has set out new rules to ban pension providers from charging people who want to cash in on...

    5. May 25, 2016

      Vote Leave is damaging Britain’s political culture

      The campaign being waged by Vote Leave ahead of the EU referendum is unlike any that has been seen in British politics....

    6. May 25, 2016

      Bank customers may cover cost of fraud under new UK proposals

      Bank customers could be forced to foot the bill for fraud on their accounts, under proposals being discussed by...

    7. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      UK remains "investable" despite Brexit - FPC

      An independent member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee has struck a more confident tone ahead of the...

    8. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Pimco advises on Brexit buys

      It’s been difficult to escape the Brexit doom and gloom of late, but whether it happens or not, Pimco says it need not...

    9. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Carney fends off questions over Brexit analysis

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney said he doesn’t expect policymakers to say anything further that is...

    10. May 23, 2016

      Fact-checking the Treasury’s latest Brexit report

      The Treasury says a vote to leave the EU would tip Britain’s economy into recession, causing at least 500,000 people to...

    11. May 23, 2016

      Charlie Bean gives seal of approval to Brexit analysis

      The Treasury was so nervous about forecasting the short-term effects of Brexit that it employed Charlie Bean, the...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2016

      BHS has only itself to blame for its pension troubles

      Here’s an odd argument the Bank of England is somehow to blame for BHS’s massive pension hole. This is the key bit: The...

    13. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Was that it? Brexit markets shake-out ebbing

      Whisper it, but could we… maybe… be at the end of the EU vote-inspired UK market wobble? Sterling has certainly picked...

    14. May 20, 2016

      What’s so complicated about pensions, Andy Haldane?

      The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, told us this week that, despite being “moderately financially...

    15. May 19, 2016

      BoE’s Vlieghe calls for Brexit rate cuts

      The Bank of England should be ready to cut interest rates to stimulate spending if any economic bounce after a Remain...

    16. May 19, 2016

      Brexit poll shift to Remain triggers pound rally and gilts sale

      Sterling found a new lease of life and gilts sold off, triggered by a recent Brexit opinion poll underlining a firm...

    17. Brussels Blog

      May 19, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Remain ahead?

      Welcome to Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    18. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      UK wages grow again: economists' reactions

      Britain recorded another solid if unspectacular quarter of wage growth at the start of the year, beating expectations...

    19. May 17, 2016

      Smoke, mirrors and helicopter money

      The term “helicopter money” is derived from a vivid image created by the US economist Milton Friedman in which a...

    20. May 17, 2016

      Mark Carney backs insurance for developing world

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has joined a who’s who of insurance executives in a new drive to help developing...

    21. May 16, 2016

      UK gilt rally tracks talk of interest rate cut

      UK government bonds are enjoying the best start to the year since 2001 as a succession of poor economic data releases...

    22. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Gilts extend rally to fourth week while peers dip

      UK government bonds are extending their rally to the fourth week, advancing while sovereign bonds elsewhere slip. The...

    23. May 15, 2016

      Carney defends Brexit recession warning from Eurosceptic attacks

      Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has defended his comments against the UK leaving the EU, insisting he had...

    24. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      BoE's Weale warns of inflation overshoot risk

      Martin Weale, the outgoing member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, says inflation could overshoot...

    25. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      IMF flags risk of house price fall in EU vote warning

      London faces losing its position at the centre of the financial world and house prices could sink if the UK leaves the...

    26. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      UK construction suffers shock slowdown

      We are not the builders, it seems. Monthly construction output contracted by 3.6 per cent in March, suffering its worst...

    27. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoE vs Brexit

      The Bank of England weighed into Brexit debate this week, in a week of increasingly heated exchanges on the subject. A...

    28. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slide after choppy night

      Asian markets look set to finish the week on a down note after a choppy night for oil saw Wall Street close flat....

    29. May 12, 2016

      Bank of England moves from caution to candour

      Almost every official at the Bank of England thinks leaving the EU would be a bad idea. What they have found harder to...

    30. May 12, 2016

      What’s in the BoE toolkit in the event of Brexit

      Sterling gets 92 mentions in the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report and two stand out: about half of the...

    31. May 12, 2016

      Mark Carney makes momentous intervention on Brexit

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney could not have been clearer. A vote on June 23 to leave the EU, he said on...

    32. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Leaving EU 'could lead to recession' says Carney

      The British economy could fall into a recession if the country votes to leave the European Union, Bank of England chief...

    33. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England inflation report: investors and economists react

      The Bank of England has warned of the economic impact of a vote to the leave the EU, but provides no concrete...

    34. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England inflation report: key charts

      The Bank of England’s latest outlook on the economy warns of the consequences for growth, inflation, and sterling if...

    35. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Cameron: BoE right to warn over Brexit effects

      Both David Cameron and George Osborne have jumped on a warning from the Bank of England that jobs, prices and the...

    36. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Sterling bounces after unanimous BoE vote

      Sterling has jumped after the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at record lows. The...

    37. Westminster Blog

      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England inflation report - as it happened

      A vote for Brexit is likely to cost jobs, raise prices and see the pound fall sharply, the Bank of England has...

    38. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Brexit could trigger 'sharp' drop in sterling - BoE

      A vote for Brexit is likely to cost jobs, raise prices and see the pound plummeting, the Bank of England warned in its...

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