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    1. August 11, 2016

      Philip Hammond picks former BoE deputy as forecaster

      Chancellor Philip Hammond has nominated Sir Charlie Bean to a highly influential post on the committee that produces...

    2. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Charlie Bean to join UK fiscal watchdog

      Charlie Bean, a former deputy governor at the Bank of England, has been nominated to head the budget committee at the...

    1. May 31, 2016

      How a Eurosceptic Treasury became Remain’s anti-Brexit champion

      Ask almost any Whitehall official which government department is the most Eurosceptic and they would say it was the...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Charlie Bean gives seal of approval to Brexit analysis

      The Treasury was so nervous about forecasting the short-term effects of Brexit that it employed Charlie Bean, the...

    3. March 15, 2016

      The UK economy has changed, so must the way we measure it

      Britain’s Central Statistical Office (now the Office for National Statistics) was founded in 1941 following a direct...

    4. March 11, 2016

      UK richer and growing faster than official figures suggest

      The digital economy has made the UK a richer and faster-growing country than official figures suggest, according to a...

    5. December 2, 2015

      ONS must change culture to protect data quality, says Bean review

      The Office for National Statistics urgently needs to change its culture if Britain’s statistics are to remain fit for...

    6. October 15, 2015

      UK statistical office suffered in Wales move, says former BoE official

      The UK’s statistical office was damaged by its move from London to Wales, but moving it back again would only repeat...

    7. August 17, 2015

      ONS still counting cost of leaving London for Newport

      The Newport headquarters of the Office for National Statistics is a nondescript office block in a windy industrial park...

    8. August 11, 2015

      Miracles of productivity hidden in the modern home

      I can tap my smartphone and a cab will arrive almost immediately. Another tap will tell me the latest news, value my...

    9. August 5, 2015

      Lies, damned lies and a better path for statistics

      Economists are a disputatious bunch, but on the UK’s Office for National Statistics they speak with one voice. Sir...

    10. August 5, 2015

      Free Lunch: Handle with care

      From damned lies to known unknowns The FT's interview with Charlie Bean today (in two parts, here and here) is a good...

    11. August 5, 2015

      UK’s official statistics out of date, says Bean

      Sir Charlie Bean, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, will on Wednesday put the nation’s number crunchers on...

    12. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne battles ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’

      Not content with delivering the most radical Budget in years, George Osborne capped his big week with a plan to consign...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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