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    1. September 30, 2014

      MPC member David Miles defends Bank of England’s vague guidance

      The Bank of England should keep its guidance that interest rates will rise in “limited and gradual” steps rather than trying...

    2. Money Supply

      June 27, 2014

      Carney's (old) new normal

      There are many uses of the phrase “new normal” in economics these days. Usually, it is used to signify lower growth or a...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2014

      Guest post: No, you can’t have your risk-free returns back

      From Tomas Hirst, editorial director of Pieria, commissioning editor at the World Economic Forum and sometime playwright…...

    2. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of FX traders: Joy Rajiv, who formerly worked in the Foreign Exchange...

    3. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2014

      UK rates: this time will be different, for a while

      The transition to a new normal monetary policy, by David Miles, Monetary Policy Committee member, click to read in full That...

    4. February 27, 2014

      Risk-averse investors keep UK rates low, says BoE’s Miles

      Reduction in risk appetite among investors since the financial crisis explains why UK interest rates are likely to remain...

    5. Money Supply

      February 25, 2014

      The BoE's monotone communications

      Once upon a time, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee sounded like a group of nine individuals with differing...

    6. November 14, 2013

      High mortgages ‘create problems’ for economy

      Large mortgages and high levels of household debt can fundamentally destabilise the economy a UK central bank policy maker...

    7. October 24, 2013

      Why the Bank of England must gamble on growth

      For only the third time since the late 1800s – and the other two were just after the world wars – the UK’s private sector...

    8. 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...

    9. September 24, 2013

      Bank of England hits back at critics of forward guidance

      The Bank of England has hit back at critics of its new forward guidance framework, saying sceptics have misconstrued its...

    10. September 24, 2013

      UK public hazy on role of Mark Carney

      While the Bank of England has been at pains to clarify its forward guidance on interest rates, the signs are that the great...

    11. September 24, 2013

      MPC external member backs policy on guidance

      One of the UK’s monetary policy makers has defended the Bank of England’s view that it will take another three years for...

    12. 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...

    13. Gavyn Davies

      July 21, 2013

      UK productivity the key puzzle for Carney

      Macro investors remain very intrigued by Mark Carney‘s arrival at the Bank of England, which could have major implications...

    14. July 11, 2013

      ‘Debt peril’ awaits 1.25m UK households if rates rise

      Up to 650,000 more UK households face “debt peril” if mortgage rates rise unexpectedly before the economy returns to full...

    15. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      FT markets round-up:“Efforts by global central bankers to reassure markets that there would be no rush away from...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Noah Smith posts some links related to our Abenomics podcast with him. - The Fannie and Freddie...

    17. April 17, 2013

      Policy makers split on more stimulus

      Sir Mervyn King found himself in a minority for the third month in a row in April after the bulk of the Bank of England’s...

    18. March 20, 2013

      MPC split 6-3 over more stimulus

      The governor of the Bank of England called for more monetary stimulus for the second successive month in March, the minutes...

    19. March 19, 2013

      Mears benefits from taking over rival

      Mears, the social housing maintenance group, boosted its revenues to record levels and removed a key competitor by taking...

    20. March 7, 2013

      Bank of England decides against further QE

      The Bank of England has decided against additional government bond buying, disappointing hopes that the Monetary Policy...

    21. February 20, 2013

      Pound falls as King seeks more QE

      The pound slid against the dollar and the euro on Wednesday after it emerged the governor of the Bank of England had wanted...

    22. 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...

    23. February 7, 2013

      MPC holds line on QE and rates

      Britain’s monetary policy makers have kept rates and the size of the Bank of England’s gilt purchasing programme on hold,...

    24. February 6, 2013

      Carney faces first of many grillings

      When Mark Carney faces British MPs for the first time on Thursday , one question is likely to dominate: what will he do to...

    25. January 23, 2013

      MPC shows little appetite for more QE

      The Bank of England’s top policy makers voted eight to one this month in favour of keeping borrowing costs and the size of...

    26. December 19, 2012

      BoE minutes show 8-1 split on further QE

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted eight to one in favour of holding the BoE government debt buying...

    27. November 21, 2012

      Rate setters back Treasury stimulus ploy

      The Treasury’s decision to ease monetary policy this month by apportioning £37bn of the gains from the Bank of England’s...

    28. September 19, 2012

      Cash-return hopes lift AstraZeneca

      Cash-return hopes gave AstraZeneca its biggest gain in six weeks as the FTSE 100 rallied. The drugmaker rose 1.9 per cent to...

    29. September 16, 2012

      Economic outlook: UK stimulus clues

      There will be fresh insight into the Bank of England’s thinking on economic stimulus this week as the minutes from its...

    30. Money Supply

      September 14, 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...

    31. September 11, 2012

      MPC member launches defence of gilt purchases

      The Bank of England’s current strategy of using large-scale gilts purchases to help boost demand within the economy is not...

    32. Money Supply

      September 11, 2012

      The new man on the MPC

      Ian McCafferty, who has replaced Adam Posen on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, appeared before the House of...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 25, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      The Bank of England’s leading dovish policymaker has called for at least £50bn of fresh quantitative easing. David Miles...

    35. June 24, 2012

      Spare capacity boosts QE case, says Miles

      Spare capacity is on David Miles’s mind. He believes that the UK economy is rolling in it. Companies could increase their...

    36. June 24, 2012

      MPC member wants £50bn easing

      The Bank of England needs to pump at least another £50bn into Britain’s “stalled” economy, says David Miles of its interest...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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