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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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