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      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 March...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 Bank...

    2. 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 the...

    3. 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 borrowing...

    4. 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 in...

    5. 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 thought...

    6. 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 Monetary...

    7. 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 keep...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 of...

    11. December 28, 2014

      About our contributors

      Alan Greenspan was chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve System from 1987 to 2006. He is president of...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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