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  1. May 25, 2014

    BoE’s Charlie Bean expects 3% interest rate within 5 years

    The UK’s main interest rate is likely to reach 3 per cent within three to five years, according to a top Bank of England...

  2. May 21, 2014

    Outgoing BoE policy maker Charlie Bean warns of ‘potholes’ ahead

    Financial markets bear worrying similarities to conditions that prevailed before the crash of 2007-09, a senior Bank of...

  1. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Concerns over durability of exports and investment

    Exports and business investment have been disappointing features of the UK’s economic recovery so far, although the latter...

  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...

  3. 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...

  4. March 10, 2014

    Sterling under pressure after BoE’s Charlie Bean warns on exports

    Sterling came under pressure on the foreign exchange market on Monday after a senior Bank of England official warned that a...

  5. October 23, 2013

    Time for real guidance on the Bank of England’s intentions

    Forward guidance is an 11 week-old ugly duckling. The dilemma for Mark Carney is whether he should slay it or whether the...

  6. September 10, 2013

    Bank of England considers switch to plastic banknotes

    The Bank of England looks set to part company with paper banknotes after more than 300 years, becoming one of a growing...

  7. Money Supply

    August 6, 2013

    Forward guidance, BoE style: five questions

    (Getty) 1. Wednesday’s inflation report press conference has been billed as a massive day for the MPC, in particular the new...

  8. June 30, 2013

    Formidable to-do list awaits new Bank of England governor

    When Mark Carney enters Threadneedle Street, the new governor will be met with a formidable to-do list: revive the economy,...

  9. May 29, 2013

    Bank of England’s Charles Bean warns on export performance

    Britain’s cheaper currency may be failing to boost exports because demand for the country’s goods and services has become...

  10. March 3, 2013

    Policy makers eye radical options for UK

    As the UK’s monetary policy makers prepare to meet this week to decide whether to print more money, those who make a living...

  11. February 27, 2013

    Bean defends BoE’s inflation policy

    A Bank of England deputy governor has weighed into the debate on whether the UK should scrap its inflation target, setting...

  12. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A powerful convexity in short-term Vix futures: As noted on theOption Pit blog on...

  13. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2013

    Some early morning Bean on NGDP

    It’s Charlie Bean, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for monetary policy, on nominal income targets. An old wine in a...

  14. Money Supply

    November 9, 2012

    Poland's Marek Belka on limits of 'orthodox' monetary policy

    Marek Belka (right) with José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. Image by Getty The debate over monetary...

  15. Money Supply

    November 2, 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...

  16. October 30, 2012

    BoJ action pushes yen higher

    The Japanese yen hit its strongest level in more than a week after the Bank of Japan announced further monetary easing in...

  17. Money Supply

    October 26, 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...

  18. August 13, 2012

    Employment signs positive, study finds

    Many businesses plan to hold on to more staff than they need, a report published on Monday suggests. The balance of...

  19. August 8, 2012

    Employment rises despite growth stagnating

    When economic growth is stagnating, it is usual to expect that employment growth is stagnating too, or perhaps even...

  20. Money Supply

    August 3, 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...

  21. Money Supply

    July 2, 2012

    BoE governor takes a pay cut

    No-one could accuse the governor of the Bank of England of following the lead of his counterparts in the private sector and...

  22. May 23, 2012

    Only one MPC member voted for QE

    Only one member of the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee voted this month for more quantitative easing to...

  23. May 10, 2012

    Will the real BoE please stand up?

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, When quantitative easing was introduced in March 2009, Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of...

  24. Money Supply

    April 18, 2012

    BoE governor race is on

    Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England There is still more than 14 months to go before Sir Mervyn King leaves the Bank...

  25. March 9, 2012

    Bank’s critics point to QE’s victims

    As quantitative easing has its third anniversary, the Bank of England has come in for criticism that the policy...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2012

    Bean to British pensioners: 'Just wear it'

    Charlie Bean of the Bank of England (deputy governor, monetary policy) has been brave enough to visit Glasgow, telling...

  27. February 15, 2012

    Recession’s toll on growth puzzles Bank

    One of the great puzzles about the economy has been whether the nation’s underlying productive capacity has been permanently...

  28. Money Supply

    February 15, 2012

    Live blog: Inflation Report press conference

    Mervyn King. Image by Bloomberg. Hello and welcome to the live blog on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report press...

  29. January 17, 2012

    ‘Sumo’ struggle to govern Bank of England

    When Alistair Darling, former chancellor, compared Sir Mervyn King to a “Sun King around whom the court revolves”, he deftly...

  30. Money Supply

    October 25, 2011

    Live blog: Sir Mervyn takes questions from MPs

    Mervyn King. Image by Bloomberg. Welcome to our live blog on Sir Mervyn King’s appearance at the Treasury Select Committee....

  31. Money Supply

    October 21, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Bank set for a grilling on QE2 Bank governor Sir Mervyn King and his deputy Charlie Bean, have been called before...

  32. Money Supply

    September 20, 2011

    Mr Bean goes to Washington – but not Sir Mervyn

    Sir Mervyn King is not known for his fondness for international travel, preferring to send one of his two deputies – Charlie...

  33. September 18, 2011

    Spare capacity doubt clouds growth picture

    An estimate of spare capacity lies at the heart of any decent economic forecast. It is fundamental to predicting economic...

  34. August 10, 2011

    King cuts growth forecast for UK

    The continuing squeeze on UK household incomes will ensure “sluggish” growth in the near term, the Bank of England warned on...

  35. Money Supply

    June 30, 2011

    A delicate MPC balance

    Financial markets think Bank of England meetings on monetary policy will be a bore for almost another year. The minutes last...

  36. June 28, 2011

    MPC conflict over direction hardens

    The split in the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee over direction is hardening, with a number of members...

  37. May 20, 2011

    Robbery? But the cash is still in the bank . . .

    Are you being robbed? If you have cash, the answer is probably yes. With the retail price index (RPI) running at 5.3 per...

  38. Money Supply

    May 19, 2011

    Charlie Bean - swing voter?

    Charlie Bean, deputy governor of the Bank of England, has been seen as one of the swing voters on the Monetary Policy...

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