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    1. 7 hours ago

      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. 9 hours ago

      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...

    1. 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...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to 14.25% to combat inflation

      Brazil’s central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in nine years as it struggles to put...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. June 29, 2015

      BoE’s Andy Haldane rejects calls for early rise in interest rates

      Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, will on Tuesday reject calls for an early interest rate rise,...

    9. June 25, 2015

      The Bank of England ponders going for a rise

      If one of its policy makers has his way, the UK might be the first major economy to lift its interest rates from the...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Bank of England hawk says prepare for UK rate rise

      The Bank of England should be ready to raise borrowing costs as early as August, a member of its Monetary Policy...

    11. June 4, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold in the face of mixed signals about the strength of the UK recovery....

    12. The Exchange

      June 2, 2015

      Why policy targets are so often self-defeating

      To set a policy target is often to ensure that it will be missed. This uncomfortable phenomenon has had several names,...

    13. May 29, 2015

      Record low home loans pose rate conundrum for consumers and BoE

      The sale of an unmodernised end-of-terrace Notting Hill house, priced at £24m just before the election is the latest...

    14. May 26, 2015

      Bank of England shake-up aims to boost transparency

      The Bank of England will begin an overhaul of the way it sets interest rates on Wednesday with a trial of a new meeting...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      May 25, 2015

      Technology, inflation and the Federal Reserve

      Ever since the crash in 2008, the central banks in the advanced economies have had but one obsession — how to set...

    16. May 20, 2015

      MPC minutes show unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold

      Policy makers voted unanimously to keep UK interest rates on hold in May, with the minutes of the monthly meeting...

    17. May 11, 2015

      Bank of England keeps rates and monetary policy on hold

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has kept interest rates at 0.5 per cent and the stock of assets bought...

    18. May 10, 2015

      Any upward movement in UK interest rates unlikely after election

      Last week’s surprise election result is unlikely to affect any decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy...

    19. May 7, 2015

      Never mind the politicians, worry about the central bankers

      I know there was an election this week, and that a lot of people are complaining about mediocre politicians and sound...

    20. April 22, 2015

      BoE hints at rate rise sooner than market expects

      Sterling moved higher on Wednesday as minutes of the Bank of England’s rate-setting meeting contained a hint that rate...

    21. April 9, 2015

      Cameron first PM since 1950s to enjoy whole term with no rate rise

      David Cameron has become the first UK prime minister since Clement Attlee in the 1940s and 1950s to serve a whole term...

    22. March 27, 2015

      Bank of England deputy Ben Broadbent says deflation risk contained

      The deputy governor of the Bank of England has struck a defiant note on the danger that Britain may fall into a...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Don’t panic on inflation, says Monetary Policy Committee’s Miles

      Britain should not panic and cut interest rates because inflation has dropped to zero and is heading into negative...

    24. March 24, 2015

      UK annual inflation rate falls to zero

      The UK’s annual inflation rate fell to zero in February as the slide in the cost of oil continued to act as a brake on...

    25. March 19, 2015

      UK rate cut may be needed, says BoE chief economist

      The Bank of England’s chief economist has opened the door to a further cut in UK interest rates if low inflation...

    26. March 18, 2015

      Strong pound boosts case for low UK interest rates, says Bank

      Sterling’s continued strength against the euro risks prolonging the period of low inflation in the UK, boosting the...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold, marking the sixth anniversary of ultra-loose monetary policy. In...

    28. February 18, 2015

      Splits emerge on Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

      There are signs of a three-way split emerging on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee, with one member...

    29. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England says UK inflation could fall below zero

      A period of deflation due to falling oil prices would be “unambiguously good” for the UK economy, the governor of the...

    30. February 8, 2015

      Economic Outlook: Europe’s progress in final quarter of last year in data details

      Europe remains the focus of the coming week. Growth numbers for the final quarter of last year for Germany, France and...

    31. February 5, 2015

      BoE keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold, demonstrating no rush to end five years of ultra-low...

    32. February 5, 2015

      UK house price growth picks up pace, says Halifax

      UK house prices rose at their fastest pace for six months in the quarter to January and recorded their biggest increase...

    33. January 28, 2015

      Britain’s economy is a conundrum for central bankers

      F ortune has been smiling on the Bank of England, if not on its forecasts. A year ago the Monetary Policy Committee...

    34. January 21, 2015

      Bank of England MPC unanimous in holding interest rates

      The Bank of England has taken a step back from raising interest rates, after the two dissenters on its nine-strong...

    35. January 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates and policy on hold

      The first UK interest rate rise in more than five years remains a distant prospect, as the Bank of England voted to...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Sterling falls amid disappointing UK services data

      A slowdown in the UK’s services sector pushed sterling to a 17-month low on Tuesday, and provided a further sign that...

    37. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: UK borrowing and taxes to rise

      Britain faces years of steeper public borrowing, slower debt reduction and higher taxes after May’s election, despite...

    38. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Former MPC members urge rate rise

      Interest rates must start rising soon, to wean the UK off crisis-era monetary policy, five former members of the Bank...

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