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    1. July 31, 2015

      MPC appointee Vlieghe to cut ties with Brevan Howard hedge fund

      The former hedge fund economist who was appointed this week to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is set...

    2. July 31, 2015

      Bank of England admits it was subject of police probe

      The Bank of England has been forced to admit that a police investigation in the 1990s suspected that monetary policy...

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    1. July 31, 2015

      George Osborne proposes to cap public sector pay-offs at £95,000

      Plans to end six figure severance payments for civil servants will be set out on Friday as George Osborne tries to save...

    2. July 30, 2015

      UK financial regulator names third supervision chief in a year

      The UK’s financial regulator has named its third director of supervision in a year as it faces major upheaval in its...

    3. July 30, 2015

      MPs to scrutinise new MPC member over Brevan Howard earnings

      A powerful parliamentary committee is set to scrutinise whether the business interests of the incoming member of the...

    4. July 29, 2015

      UK business lending sees big drop in June

      A surge in overdraft repayments by larger companies pushed down sharply the value of outstanding loans to non-financial...

    5. July 28, 2015

      Warning on diluting City financial regulation

      A deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned against watering down financial services regulation to boost...

    6. July 28, 2015

      LME accepts renminbi as collateral

      The London Metal Exchange, which sets the price of industrial metals from copper to aluminium, will now accept renminbi...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Hedge fund economist appointed to BoE’s rate-setting panel

      George Osborne has appointed Gertjan Vlieghe, a hedge fund economist and former Bank of England official, as the new...

    8. July 27, 2015

      German confidence data extend euro rally

      Strong German business confidence data intensified a rally for the euro on Monday, helping to allay fears about signs...

    9. July 27, 2015

      Yellen and Carney hint at rate rises in spite of unclear figures

      Since the start of the year investors have wondered whether any of the world’s largest central banks will finally begin...

    10. July 25, 2015

      BoE’s Haldane says corporations putting shareholders before economy

      The Bank of England’s chief economist has taken a swipe at the way corporations are run, accusing business leaders of...

    11. July 24, 2015

      The time to fret over buy-to-let?

      A few years ago, I indulged a childhood dream of owning a seaside cottage — stretching my finances almost to breaking...

    12. July 24, 2015

      Fed and BoE roar ahead of rate race rivals

      Central banks are starting to resemble Formula One drivers of current vintage — two of them well out in front,...

    13. The Exchange

      July 24, 2015

      Interest rates: central bankers' dilemma on both sides of the Atlantic

      A central banker’s lot is not a happy one. While from a cyclical perspective it’s easy to understand why policymakers...

    14. July 23, 2015

      Bond markets out of kilter with rate reality

      Any nasty bear market for bond investors usually involves the two-year sector, reflecting its proximity to overnight...

    15. July 22, 2015

      UK on the brink: Doves v Hawks and the debate over interest rates

      With inflation at zero it may seem an odd time for the Bank of England to contemplate raising interest rates from their...

    16. July 22, 2015

      More Bank of England MPC members edge towards vote for rate rise

      A number of members of the UK’s interest rate setting committee considered voting for a rate rise in July but were put...

    17. July 22, 2015

      Pound rises after Bank of England minutes

      Sterling resumed its summer ascent to the sunny uplands after minutes from the Bank of England’s July rate-setting...

    18. July 21, 2015

      Bank of England set to open doors for additional scrutiny

      The Bank of England is set to open its door to the UK’s official auditors, according to government plans aimed at...

    19. July 21, 2015

      Sterling bulls ride BoE rate debate

      Sterling is being tipped to strengthen over the summer as currency strategists gear up for a split in Bank of England...

    20. July 20, 2015

      Markets, data and official hints point to a rate rise

      More than Greece, more even than the Shanghai stock market, the US interest rate cycle obsesses financial markets. The...

    21. July 20, 2015

      Committee minutes likely to show unanimous vote on UK rates

      Last week Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave the clearest indication yet as to the path of UK interest rates...

    22. July 17, 2015

      Pound and US dollar follow central banks

      Sterling advanced to its best level against the euro since 2008, while the dollar was broadly firmer as the currency...

    23. July 17, 2015

      Mack the Knife loses shine amid Barclays’ woes

      When John McFarlane took over as Barclays chairman in May, investors were thrilled. Here was an experienced banker with...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - 888 trumps GVC to win bwin

      888 has played a better hand than GVC to win bwin, even though it was outbid. FT Opening Quote is your early City...

    25. July 16, 2015

      Mark Carney hints at move on interest rates around turn of year

      Interest rates could rise as early as the turn of the year, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted, adding...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Sterling hits seven-year high against euro

      Sterling powered to a seven-year high against the euro, providing a fillip not just to eurozone-bound British...

    27. July 15, 2015

      BoE bound to follow US’s move

      The Bank of England can breathe a sigh of relief: it looks like the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates this...

    28. July 15, 2015

      Sterling hit by weak UK jobs data

      Sterling’s run higher was abruptly interrupted on Wednesday as investors sold the pound after unexpectedly weak...

    29. July 14, 2015

      New look Treasury committee goes to work

      Mark Carney and other Bank of England officials on Tuesday went through four hours of questioning that marked the debut...

    30. July 14, 2015

      Public still likely to pay out for bank failures, warns Carney

      Taxpayers would still end up footing the bill if a big bank failed despite seven years of efforts to regulate the...

    31. July 14, 2015

      UK central bank governor says rate rise near despite no inflation

      The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historic low is getting closer but that any...

    32. July 14, 2015

      Shares advance despite caution over Greek bailout deal

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Global stock markets enjoyed another day of gains although the solid chorus of approval that greeted...

    33. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne battles ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’

      Not content with delivering the most radical Budget in years, George Osborne capped his big week with a plan to consign...

    34. July 9, 2015

      Bank of England holds rates at record low of 0.5%

      The Bank of England confirmed on Thursday that interest rates will remain at their record low of 0.5 per cent for...

    35. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Growth drag from fiscal tightening to ease by 2016

      George Osborne’s decision to smooth the pace of austerity has pushed down the growth outlook for this year — but nudged...

    36. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Tax changes aim to subdue buy to let boom

      Estate agents have warned that rents are likely to rise as a result of George Osborne’s plans to subdue Britain’s buy...

    37. July 8, 2015

      Foreign exchange traders focus on US and UK policy race

      With a deferential style at which the British excel, the Bank of England has politely allowed its American cousin, the...

    38. July 7, 2015

      City watchdog wants new regulations to cover algorithmic trading

      Managers responsible for algorithmic trading should be covered by a new accountability regime as part of a push to...

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