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    UK inflation falls to 1.5% in August

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  1. August 26, 2014

    Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

    Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  3. August 20, 2014

    A split emerges in Threadneedle St

    In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

  4. August 20, 2014

    Sterling weakness may be just what the Bank of England ordered

    For most of the past year, sterling’s rise has been relentless. The strength of the UK recovery – in stark contrast with the...

  5. August 20, 2014

    Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

    The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine Monetary...

  6. August 13, 2014

    Wage growth feeble as UK economy recovers

    Mark Carney gave Britain the good news first on Wednesday and then he came to the “but”. The recovery was on track and...

  7. August 13, 2014

    Markets push rate rise bets back after BoE report

    The Bank of England has halved its wage growth forecast for this year, leaving financial markets betting that UK interest...

  8. August 7, 2014

    Bank of England keeps rates and QE programme on hold

    The Bank of England has left interest rates at their historic low of 0.5 per cent and will maintain its stock of gilts for a...

  9. August 5, 2014

    Services survey signals strongest growth in eight months

    Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

  10. August 4, 2014

    Bank of England director Spencer Dale quits for BP job

    The Bank of England’s head of financial stability has quit unexpectedly for a job at oil company BP, leaving a hole at the...

  11. August 3, 2014

    Economic Outlook: Clues sought to timing of UK interest rate rise

    Policy announcements overshadow the week’s data releases with rate decisions from the European Central Bank and Bank of...

  12. July 23, 2014

    BoE governor Mark Carney says UK rate rise drawing closer

    Interest rates “will need to start to rise” in the months ahead, Mark Carney said on Wednesday, while reiterating the Bank...

  13. July 23, 2014

    Bank of England rates decision becoming ‘more balanced’

    Members of the Bank of England’s rate setting committee voted unanimously this month to keep rates and quantitative easing...

  14. July 17, 2014

    Brazil holds interest rates steady

    Brazil’s central bank has voted to keep interest rates steady in spite of high inflation as Latin America’s biggest economy...

  15. July 10, 2014

    Bank of England holds rates and QE

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates and monetary policy on hold, judging that slack in the...

  16. The A-List

    July 9, 2014

    Does the Bank of England still have an independent monetary policy committee?

    Since Mark Carney took over from Lord King as governor of the Bank of England a year ago, the members of the Monetary Policy...

  17. July 6, 2014

    Data likely to cast light on overheating in UK housing market

    The Bank of England and Federal Reserve will be the big focus for markets but data from China and the UK will also provide...

  18. July 1, 2014

    UK productivity data remain weak

    Britain’s weak labour productivity performance continued in the first quarter of the year as the increase in the number of...

  19. June 26, 2014

    Poor productivity is no puzzle

    Ian McCafferty, an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, believes “Britain’s ‘productivity...

  20. June 24, 2014

    MPs accuse Carney of confusing signals over interest rates

    MPs have accused Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, of sending out confusing signals over the timing of interest...

  21. June 20, 2014

    Get on with raising UK interest rates, Mr Carney

    Q. How do you attract the attention of a Missouri mule? A. Hit it briskly over the head with a length of 4x2 planking. This...

  22. June 19, 2014

    MPC member Ian McCafferty argues for early rate rise

    Britain’s “productivity puzzle” will persist as the economy recovers because much of the decline in output is structurally...

  23. June 18, 2014

    Andy Haldane favours ‘front foot’ move on interest rate

    Andy Haldane, the new Bank of England chief economist, indicated on Wednesday night that the central bank would benefit from...

  24. 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...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of darkish pools: US regulators have been demanding that volumes in Alternative Trading...

  26. June 18, 2014

    Bank of England flags prospect of rate rise this year

    The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to hold interest rates at record lows this month but...

  27. June 13, 2014

    Prospects of UK interest rate rise sharpen fears

    The prospect of the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in seven years has heightened fears that some...

  28. June 13, 2014

    Analysts react to Mark Carney’s Mansion House speech

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted that interest rates might rise sooner than had been expected. Five analysts...

  29. June 13, 2014

    Investors bet on BoE rate rise by year-end

    Investors were betting on Friday that the Bank of England will raise rates before the end of the year after Mark Carney told...

  30. June 13, 2014

    Carney warning boosts ECB drive to banish threat of deflation

    The European Central Bank’s attempt to rid the eurozone of the threat of deflation became a little easier on Thursday...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2014

    Guest post: No, you can’t have your risk-free returns back

    From Tomas Hirst, editorial director of Pieria, commissioning editor at the World Economic Forum and sometime playwright…...

  32. 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...

  33. June 5, 2014

    Bank of England holds rates and QE

    The Bank of England has held interest rates at record lows as it waits for the economic recovery to become more entrenched...

  34. May 28, 2014

    Spotlight falls on unlikely rebel

    Martin Weale feels a weight of responsibility as he sits in his wood-panelled office in the Bank of England and ponders how...

  35. May 28, 2014

    MPC member urges UK rate rise ‘sooner’ rather than later

    Britain needs to start raising interest rates sooner rather than later if it wants to avoid sharp and painful increases in...

  36. May 25, 2014

    BoE’s Charlie Bean expects 3% interest rate within 5 years

    The UK’s main interest rate is likely to reach 3 per cent within three to five years, according to a top Bank of England...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    South Africa keeps interest rates on hold

    There were no shocks or surprises from Pretoria today. Rather, South Africa’s Monetary Policy Committee agreed with the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses have taken a positive turn, lifted by a strong session on Wall Street and solid manufacturing data in...

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