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    1. 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...

    2. 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 monetary...

    1. 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 sending a...

    2. 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 under...

    3. 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 Committee,...

    4. 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 bite...

    5. 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 rises...

    6. 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 in...

    7. 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 sustained...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 persists,...

    11. 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 case to...

    12. 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 March...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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