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    1. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      BoE holds rates for 83rd month: analysts react

      The BoE held rates at a record low 0.5 per cent for the 83rd consecutive month today. Ian McCafferty, the lone hawk who...

    2. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    1. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Sterling dips after BoE lone hawk folds

      Sterling has dipped after the long-standing lone hawk on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee caved in and...

    2. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Shell profits have slumped with the oil price, AstraZeneca sales are stalling, the Bank of England is set to hold...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Bank of England — reading the runes on inflation and interest rates

      The future path of interest rates is one of the few issues to make bean-counters and the general public sit up and...

    4. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Carney: Fed rise 'made contribution' to turmoil

      Mark Carney says the US Federal Reserve’s move to raise rates last month has “made a contribution” to the market...

    5. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Better UK wage growth needed for rate rise

      UK wage growth isn’t robust enough to justify the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time since the...

    6. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Brazil central bank unexpectedly holds rate

      Brazil’s central bank has kept interest rates on hold in a surprise decision as the country struggles with the highest...

    7. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      IMF revision casts doubt on Brazil rate rise

      IMF growth forecasts are rarely market moving news. In most cases, they tend to be in line with what most private...

    8. January 19, 2016

      UK not strong enough for rate rise, says Carney

      Britain may still be sitting close to the top of the international growth table for advanced economies, but in a speech...

    9. January 18, 2016

      UK rates may stay below norms for decades, says Bank new recruit

      UK interest rates may remain substantially lower than historic norms for decades to come, according to the newest...

    10. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      BoE's Vlieghe: conditions not there for rate rise

      The UK economy needs to show more vigour and inflationary pressures before the Bank of England raises interest rates...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Economists push back timeframe for UK rate rise

      Economists pushed back their forecasts for the timing of the first interest rate rise on Thursday after the Bank of...

    12. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Sterling recovers as BoE lone hawk holds strong

      Sterling has pared back its losses for the day and jumped into positive territory after the Bank of England’s lone hawk...

    13. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Interest rates to stay low

      British households can look forward to another year of ultra-low interest rates, with most economists expecting a...

    14. December 17, 2015

      Bank of England not expected to hurry to follow US Fed

      The Bank of England is not expected to hurry to follow the US Federal Reserve and raise UK interest rates, financial...

    15. December 10, 2015

      Bank of England votes 8-1 to keep interest rates at 0.5%

      The Bank of England voted eight to one to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5 per cent in December, judging that there...

    16. December 9, 2015

      Bank of England takes centre stage, but not for long

      The Bank of England takes the spotlight on Thursday when its Monetary Policy Committee will announce the outcome of its...

    17. December 1, 2015

      UK economy: BoE deputy governor Jon Cunliffe joins rate debate

      Sir Jon Cunliffe, Bank of England deputy governor, has placed himself at the centre of the debate on interest rates,...

    18. November 5, 2015

      Bank of England signals rates can remain at lows until 2017

      Interest rates are set to remain at their current historic low well into next year after the Bank of England struck an...

    19. November 5, 2015

      The Bank of England’s great Monetary Policy Committee mystery

      To paraphrase Churchill, if you put nine economists on a Monetary Policy Committee, you will get nine opinions on where...

    20. The World

      November 5, 2015

      Bank of England’s Super Thursday: As it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 14:18 on 5 Nov 2015.UK economy watchers will be greeted with a deluge of data today,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      November 5, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - BoE's Super Thursday fireworks

      Plenty of economic fireworks expected from the Bank of England at noon today, although the interest rate decision...

    22. FT Data

      November 5, 2015

      What to watch for on 'Super Thursday'

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    23. November 4, 2015

      What to watch for on Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    24. November 4, 2015

      Time to ask why we are still in the era of ultra-low rates

      The quiet period for Britain’s monetary policy is drawing to an end. Over the next few months, the Bank of England’s...

    25. November 4, 2015

      UK service sector activity accelerates for first time in 4 months

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector increased for the first time in four months in October, boosting hopes...

    26. October 20, 2015

      MPC member highlights increased role of alternative lenders

      Non-bank sources of finance are likely to become increasingly important for both small and large businesses in the UK,...

    27. October 18, 2015

      Bank of England’s mandate is not set in stone

      Unless all forecasts are wrong, the Downing Street postman will have his Christmas delivery round augmented by another...

    28. October 13, 2015

      Treasury committee accuses BoE of poor judgment over Vlieghe

      The chairman of parliament’s Treasury committee has accused the Bank of England of misjudgment over the way it handled...

    29. October 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s new rate-setter faces grilling by MPs

      Gertjan Vlieghe, the new appointee to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, appears before the Treasury...

    30. October 8, 2015

      Mark Carney challenges view that interest rates will stay put

      Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, highlighted the strength of the domestic British economy on Thursday,...

    31. October 8, 2015

      Sterling concerns hang over UK rate rise timing

      The Bank of England is concerned about sterling’s long-term strength rather than its sell-off in recent months, saying...

    32. October 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5%

      The Bank of England has voted overwhelmingly to keep interest rates on hold, saying the renewed fall in oil prices...

    33. October 1, 2015

      UK productivity back to pre-crisis levels

      Productivity in the UK has finally climbed above its pre-crisis level, although the feat has taken seven years and left...

    34. September 29, 2015

      Corbynomics fuels debate outside radical circles

      John McDonnell set out his platform for a future Labour government in a speech on Monday, hours after announcing a team...

    35. September 28, 2015

      Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

      Economists and opposition politicians have long attracted each other. For politicians, the academics provide...

    36. September 16, 2015

      Overseeing the Bank of England: who will guard the guardians?

      Now that the Bank of England’s powers extend well beyond interest rates to areas such as bank supervision, the...

    37. September 15, 2015

      Slide in fuel costs helps push August UK inflation back to zero

      Falling fuel costs and muted rises in clothes prices helped push UK inflation back to zero in August as global...

    38. September 11, 2015

      Bank of England official raises prospect of interest rate rise

      A Bank of England official has played down the effect a stronger pound is having on UK inflation, arguing that the...

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