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  1. March 18, 2014

    Broadbent steps up to oversee BoE monetary policy

    Ben Broadbent, who spent a decade at Goldman Sachs before joining the Monetary Policy Committee as an external member in...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Carney warns risks building in financial system

    Mark Carney unveiled a radical shake-up of the Bank of England on Tuesday, introducing sweeping changes to senior management...

  1. March 17, 2014

    Overhaul to be announced at top of the Bank of England

    An overhaul at the top of the Bank of England is likely to be announced as soon as Tuesday, as Mark Carney prepares to...

  2. February 26, 2014

    Britain’s economic recovery is rooted overseas

    Demonstrators outside the lavish London apartment of Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s wealthiest man, have brought the crisis on...

  3. January 17, 2014

    Real incomes set to rise in 2014, MPC member says

    Most people in the UK will start to feel a little better off in 2014 with real wages likely to begin to grow after six years...

  4. October 21, 2013

    MPC member plays down fear of increase in interest rates

    Interest rates could rise significantly before UK homeowners found it difficult to meet mortgage repayments, Ben Broadbent,...

  5. October 9, 2013

    Forecasting beset by tendency to think we are good at predictions

    When it comes to predictions about the economy, our judgments are flawed partly because human beings tend to think they can...

  6. October 9, 2013

    Britain’s perplexing performance proves bane of economists

    Economists have done little to win back the Queen’s confidence in the five years since she demanded to be told why no one...

  7. FT Long Short

    September 26, 2013

    Saving the world from 1994?

    The Bank of England has finally snapped. It is fed up with being constantly criticised for messing up its forward guidance...

  8. September 23, 2013

    Bank of England’s Broadbent defends guidance

    The Bank of England launched a defence of its forward guidance on Monday, with one of its monetary policy makers claiming...

  9. May 28, 2013

    Falling insolvency figures could return to 2005 levels

    A rise in “zombie debtors” – people paying only the interest charges on their debt and not the debt itself – is masking the...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2013

    A Minutes worth of sterling freefall [updated]

    Here’s the dovish BoE minutes that started sterling sliding (click through for the pdf): The minutes put the MPC far closer...

  11. November 27, 2012

    King attacked over Treasury surplus swap

    Sir Mervyn King issued a rare apology on Tuesday over the appearance that the Bank of England’s independence to set monetary...

  12. November 2, 2012

    Construction loses jobs as orders fall

    Britain’s construction companies cut more jobs in October as their new orders fell for the fifth successive month, according...

  13. October 29, 2012

    Outlook lifts for commercial property

    The collapse in commercial property values as the financial crisis set in was, unusually, not preceded by a construction...

  14. Money Supply

    September 12, 2012

    Broadbent: focus on jobs, not output

    Last Friday the FT’s economics editor Chris Giles took issue with the use of “the Niesr chart”, so-called because of its...

  15. September 12, 2012

    UK employment defies gravity in slowdown

    Employment in the UK has “defied gravity” and risen during the crisis despite the fall in output because of the poor health...

  16. September 2, 2012

    Effects of recession puzzle economists

    Britain’s economy has behaved very strangely since the start of the financial crisis. The combination of weak output and...

  17. July 18, 2012

    BoE split on decision to boost QE

    Two members of the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee did not want to restart the printing presses this...

  18. Money Supply

    June 26, 2012

    BoE Treasury Committee hearing

    The Treasury Committee held its latest hearing with the Bank of England this morning. The governor, Sir Mervyn King, along...

  19. Money Supply

    June 22, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2012

    Bank of England turning dovish

    The minutes from the latest MPC meeting are out, and it seems the doves are gaining ground: Regarding the stock of asset...

  21. Money Supply

    May 25, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  22. April 19, 2012

    Some Tolstoyan advice for the UK on debt

    The UK’s debt problem has been exaggerated. That was the thesis of a provocative speech on “deleveraging” by Ben Broadbent,...

  23. Money Supply

    April 5, 2012

    BoE May vote: will they, won’t they?

    Commuters pass the Bank of England. Image by Getty As expected, the Bank of England today kept interest rates on hold at...

  24. Money Supply

    March 23, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

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  25. Money Supply

    March 15, 2012

    The case for a Bank of England LTRO

    British householder, the time for chastisement is over. The banking system’s woes are not your fault. You did not borrow too...

  26. Money Supply

    February 6, 2012

    Q&A: more quantitative easing from the Bank of England?

    So the Bank of England’s decision is out at noon on Thursday. More money printing is pretty much of a dead cert isn’t it? ...

  27. Money Supply

    December 19, 2011

    Why has the UK economy not rebalanced?

    The Bank of England has pinned much of its hopes for the UK economy’s long-term success on economic rebalancing, ie,...

  28. Money Supply

    November 28, 2011

    Live blog: Sir Mervyn King at the Treasury committee

    Sir Mervyn King. Image by Getty. Welcome to our live blog on Sir Mervyn King’s appearance at the Treasury select committee....

  29. Money Supply

    November 25, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

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  30. FT Alphaville

    October 24, 2011

    MPC member warns of euro fallout risks

    Ben Broadbent, a member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee, told the FT that policymakers would not be...

  31. October 23, 2011

    FT interview transcript: Ben Broadbent

    This is an edited transcript of an interview between Ben Broadbent, external monetary policy committee member, and Chris...

  32. October 23, 2011

    QE is no act of panic, says MPC new boy

    Unusually for the new boy on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, Ben Broadbent has perhaps the grandest office...

  33. October 23, 2011

    Britain warned of risks from euro fallout

    Policymakers would not be able to insulate Britain from a deepening crisis in the eurozone, Ben Broadbent, a member of the...

  34. Money Supply

    October 23, 2011

    BoE's Broadbent on QE2

    Ben Broadbent, an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, talked to the FT’s economics editor...

  35. September 30, 2011

    UK plc begins to feel eurozone flames

    Readers could be forgiven for feeling thoroughly frustrated with the eurozone by now. In spite of a seemingly endless parade...

  36. Money Supply

    September 29, 2011

    The Bank's dismal lending data

    Yesterday’s Financial Policy Committee statement well illustrated the bind officials find themselves in. On the one hand,...

  37. Money Supply

    September 26, 2011

    Does the sclerotic banking system explain the sterling riddle?

    The need for a second round of quantitative easing, which now appears likely, highlights the Bank of England’s misplaced...

  38. September 26, 2011

    Bank system hampers exports, says Broadbent

    The UK’s “sclerotic” banking system is hampering the much-needed rebalancing of the economy towards exports, according to...

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