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  1. July 11, 2014

    BoE eyes limits on use of coco bonds to meet leverage goal

    Banks face restrictions on their use of coco bonds when attempting to meet leverage rules under tough new proposals from the...

  2. July 2, 2014

    UK house prices surpass 2007 peak, data show

    Average house prices in the UK have surpassed their 2007 peak, rising nearly 12 per cent in the past year and stoking fears...

  1. July 1, 2014

    BoE splits emerge over way to curb risky borrowing

    Internal differences have emerged within the Bank of England’s stability committee over the best way to curb risky...

  2. June 27, 2014

    Merciless investment lessons from the Ming era

    A new exhibition – Ming: The Golden Empire – has just opened at the National Museum of Scotland. I wandered around it this...

  3. June 26, 2014

    Mortgage lenders relieved after limited FPC intervention

    Mortgage brokers downplayed the impact of moves by the Bank of England to limit lending on Thursday, saying it was not the...

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    London gets a monetary policy

    The PRA and the FCA should ensure that mortgage lenders do not extend more than 15% of their total number of new residential...

  5. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why the vultures aren’t the big problem: Joseph explains why the pari passu saga’s...

  6. June 26, 2014

    Bank of England limits mortgages to protect recovery

    Mark Carney has become the first leading central banker to try to prevent a new credit boom from derailing the economic...

  7. Money Supply

    June 26, 2014

    Live blog: Bank of England financial stability report

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 11:56 on 26 Jun 2014.Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of...

  8. June 26, 2014

    FTSE builders climb after mortgage rules

    New mortgage lending conditions unveiled by the Bank of England on Thursday were more lenient than investors expected,...

  9. June 24, 2014

    Bank of England: Crashing the party

    In June 2010 George Osborne, Britain’s newly appointed chancellor, stood before a stony-faced audience of bankers and money...

  10. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    Call it liquidity leverage

    More on the topic of liquidity, which we’re choosing to understand as the ability to buy or sell when you want to without...

  11. June 23, 2014

    Housebuilders hit FTSE 100

    London’s FTSE 100 fell in opening trade on Monday, with housebuilders under the most pressure on reports that the Bank of...

  12. June 18, 2014

    The Old Lady is right that prudential policy is not everything

    Mark Carney set the cat among the pigeons in his Mansion House speech last week. Saying the first interest rate rise “could...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, Would you like to hear Steve Englander, Paul Lambert, Kit Jukes, and Stephen Lewis discuss FX? Or...

  14. June 17, 2014

    UK house prices surge 9.9% in year to April

    House prices surged in April, according to the official measure, putting further pressure on the Bank of England to prevent...

  15. June 13, 2014

    Why the FPC should do nothing next week

    In May it was Mark Carney. Last week it was the EU. This week it’s the IMF. For all I know, next week Pope Francis could...

  16. Westminster Blog

    June 12, 2014

    Is this the moment Osborne admits there is a London housing bubble?

    Tonight is the annual speech by George Osborne to a City audience at Mansion House. We revealed this morning that the...

  17. June 9, 2014

    UK rates rise decision ‘more balanced’

    The decision over whether to raise interest rates is “becoming more balanced” but the UK economy can still grow “a little...

  18. June 9, 2014

    Confidence in UK financial system hits post-crisis high

    Confidence in the UK financial system has hit a new post-crisis high as risk officers play down the danger of a major shock...

  19. June 6, 2014

    Further lending curbs unlikely

    Mortgage providers are unlikely to follow the lead of state-backed lenders by imposing fresh restrictions on borrowing in...

  20. June 4, 2014

    BoE crisis prevention powers have limits, says policy maker

    A Bank of England policy maker has given warning of limits to the central bank’s ability to spot and ward off looming...

  21. FT Alphaville

    May 28, 2014

    Macro-pru versus UK housing

    First take a trip down Gavyn Davies way where he’ll explain that macro prudential controls are nothing new, that they’re...

  22. May 21, 2014

    Cooling London’s housing market

    When house prices rise because people gorge themselves on debt, the ensuing recession tends to be particularly deep and...

  23. May 20, 2014

    Lloyds scales back high-risk home loans

    The UK’s biggest mortgage lender has clamped down on high-risk loans in London amid mounting fears that households in the...

  24. Gavyn Davies

    May 18, 2014

    Britain's housing dilemma

    The UK’s very British economic recovery, dominated by London housing in particular and the consumer more generally,...

  25. May 14, 2014

    Confusion reigns in the face of three inflation reports

    Economists, markets and consumers were left in confusion on Wednesday, as it appeared that three inflation reports gave...

  26. May 13, 2014

    BoE’s Jon Cunliffe urges more bank failure reforms

    Further reforms are needed before the problem of “too big to fail” banks is resolved, a senior figure from the Bank of...

  27. May 12, 2014

    Investors bet on BoE acting to ease property market and raise rates

    Investors are betting the Bank of England will confirm on Wednesday that it will act to take some heat out of the housing...

  28. May 4, 2014

    BoE eyes moves to cool housing market

    The Bank of England is examining a number of politically controversial measures as it assesses whether to take action to...

  29. May 1, 2014

    BoE warns that housing bubble risks derailing economy

    The Bank of England has given its strongest warning yet that a housing bubble threatens to derail the UK economy, saying...

  30. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2014

    So, you thought London house prices were barmy...

    Goldman Sachs has had a look attempts to lean against house price cycles by central banks, in 20 OECD countries from 1990 to...

  31. April 30, 2014

    Housing market a threat to stability, MPs told

    A leading Bank of England official has warned that Britain’s housing market poses the biggest threat to its financial...

  32. April 11, 2014

    Osborne’s victory dance in DC

    It was billed as the “told you so” tour. And, in the end, George Osborne’s visit to the International Monetary Fund spring...

  33. April 4, 2014

    Asset management poses mounting risk to stability, BoE warns

    Regulatory pressure for a clampdown on the world’s $87tn asset management sector intensified on Friday as a leading Bank of...

  34. April 4, 2014

    Asset managers pose a risk to stability, BoE warns

    A senior Bank of England official has warned about the risks that the asset management industry poses to financial...

  35. March 28, 2014

    Dame Clara Furse warns on appetite for equity

    Low interest rates may be masking a long-term problem of low investor appetite for equity, potentially threatening to starve...

  36. March 27, 2014

    Bank stress tests focus on housing and interest rate shocks

    The Bank of England will assess lenders’ ability to weather a major shock in the housing market and an upward lurch in...

  37. March 24, 2014

    City watchdogs train sights on biggest hedge funds

    City watchdogs are stepping up their oversight of the biggest hedge funds as the industry becomes bigger in the UK and more...

  38. March 18, 2014

    Broadbent steps up to oversee BoE monetary policy

    Ben Broadbent, who spent a decade at Goldman Sachs before joining the Monetary Policy Committee as an external member in...

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