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    1. December 17, 2014

      MPC focus remains on wage growth, minutes show

      The majority of members on the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee want to see more evidence of pay growth before...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      MoneySupply: Why the BoE is talking nonsense

      Nonsense is a rude word. But there isn’t a milder way of describing the Bank of England’s estimates of UK labour market...

    5. November 12, 2014

      Dovish Bank of England report suggests delay in rate rises

      Mark Carney has presented very weak forecasts for inflation in a dovish quarterly report which pushed back market...

    6. November 6, 2014

      Bank of England keeps policy on hold

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep the base interest rate at its record low of 0.5 per cent...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Polish QE?

      With the European Central Bank keeping everyone guessing on the prospect of Eurozone QE, uncertainties over exactly how...

    8. November 2, 2014

      Mixed data to include purchasing managers’ reports in UK and US

      A broad mix of survey and official data become available over the following week as well as scheduled rate announcements...

    9. October 27, 2014

      BoE deputy governor sets high bar for raising rates

      Minouche Shafik, one of the Bank of England’s new deputy governors, has given a first clue about her thinking on interest...

    10. October 22, 2014

      Long wait ahead for eurozone earnings growth

      Onwards we go, but not upwards. Call it moderation or stagnation, but the near future appears set to remain much like the...

    11. October 22, 2014

      High stakes to keep rates low

      Aweak global economic outlook, the eurozone flirting with deflation, British inflation of only 1.2 per cent and paltry wage...

    12. October 22, 2014

      MPC minutes point to UK interest rates staying on hold

      Expectations that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future have been boosted by a dovish set of Bank of England...

    13. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Just the minutes

      The last Monetary Policy Committee meeting was on October 7 & 8, and much has happened in the last two weeks. Volatility has...

    14. October 17, 2014

      BoE’s Haldane calms homeowner and market fears on rate rises

      A persistent concern among some homeowners and businesses has been that the Bank of England was set on a path of interest...

    15. October 17, 2014

      Andy Haldane on UK economy’s ‘Twin Peaks’

      For the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane, the UK economy has reached extremes of “agony” and “ecstasy”. In a...

    16. October 17, 2014

      Bank of England’s Andy Haldane known for punchy views

      It was thanks to a punchy speech at the 2012 Kansas City Fed gathering at Jackson Hole that Andy Haldane, then the Bank of...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Dollar hit by taper delay speculation

      Investors drew breath on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for financial markets, leaving the US dollar the main...

    18. October 14, 2014

      UK inflation falls to 5-year low

      An imminent rise in the UK’s ultra-low interest rates of 0.5 per cent looks less likely after inflation dropped to 1.2 per...

    19. October 9, 2014

      Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

      George Osborne has said the eurozone risks slipping back into crisis and warned the UK economy could not be immune to its...

    20. October 1, 2014

      MPC’s Kristin Forbes dovish on interest rate rises

      Kristin Forbes, the newest member of the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee, gave a strong indication on...

    21. September 30, 2014

      MPC member David Miles defends Bank of England’s vague guidance

      The Bank of England should keep its guidance that interest rates will rise in “limited and gradual” steps rather than trying...

    22. September 17, 2014

      Bank of England’s MPC votes to hold interest rates

      The Bank of England appeared no closer to raising interest rates in its September meeting, although its Monetary Policy...

    23. September 17, 2014

      UK unemployment rate falls to 6.2%

      Britain’s jobless rate has dropped to 6.2 per cent after the biggest fall in unemployment in 26 years, but after five years...

    24. September 16, 2014

      UK inflation falls to 1.5% in August

      Britain’s inflation rate has fallen further below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target to the joint lowest in five years,...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2014

      BoE on the potential of the blockchain

      The key finding of the BoE’s report on cryptocurrencies is that the technology which supports digital currencies, the...

    26. August 31, 2014

      Rate decisions from leading central banks provide focus

      Monetary policy announcements lead the week’s data releases with rate decisions from the Bank of England, European Central...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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