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    1. August 14, 2015

      Are you ready for a rate rise?

      It is no longer a question of if, but when. This autumn will mark the beginning of the end of the low interest rate...

    2. August 5, 2015

      Q&A: BoE shake-up leads to Super Thursday on rates and minutes

      So what is Super Thursday? It is the first time the Bank of England will publish simultaneously at noon its latest...

    1. July 22, 2015

      UK on the brink: Doves v Hawks and the debate over interest rates

      With inflation at zero it may seem an odd time for the Bank of England to contemplate raising interest rates from their...

    2. May 20, 2015

      MPC minutes show unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold

      Policy makers voted unanimously to keep UK interest rates on hold in May, with the minutes of the monthly meeting...

    3. May 11, 2015

      Bank of England keeps rates and monetary policy on hold

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has kept interest rates at 0.5 per cent and the stock of assets bought...

    4. April 22, 2015

      BoE hints at rate rise sooner than market expects

      Sterling moved higher on Wednesday as minutes of the Bank of England’s rate-setting meeting contained a hint that rate...

    5. February 18, 2015

      Splits emerge on Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

      There are signs of a three-way split emerging on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee, with one member...

    6. December 30, 2014

      UK wage growth to remain weak, says CIPD report

      UK wage growth is likely to remain weak for at least another year because employers are finding it easy to recruit and...

    7. December 17, 2014

      MPC focus remains on wage growth, minutes show

      The majority of members on the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee want to see more evidence of pay growth before...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Bank of England keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold for another month, deciding that subdued inflationary pressures and...

    9. November 19, 2014

      Differences emerge on Bank of England policy group over interest rates

      Divisions are beginning to show within the majority on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee who want...

    10. October 22, 2014

      High stakes to keep rates low

      Aweak global economic outlook, the eurozone flirting with deflation, British inflation of only 1.2 per cent and paltry...

    11. October 22, 2014

      MPC minutes point to UK interest rates staying on hold

      Expectations that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future have been boosted by a dovish set of Bank of...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Chinese deposit growth, but not as we knew it: The stuttering state of Chinese...

    13. October 17, 2014

      BoE’s Haldane calms homeowner and market fears on rate rises

      A persistent concern among some homeowners and businesses has been that the Bank of England was set on a path of...

    14. September 17, 2014

      Bank of England’s MPC votes to hold interest rates

      The Bank of England appeared no closer to raising interest rates in its September meeting, although its Monetary Policy...

    15. September 4, 2014

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England remains unconvinced of the case for interest rate rises as its rate-setting body voted for no...

    16. August 20, 2014

      MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

      Catch the news about the Monetary Policy Committee out of the corner of your eye, and you’d be mistaken for thinking...

    17. August 20, 2014

      A split emerges in Threadneedle St

      In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

    18. August 20, 2014

      Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

      The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine...

    19. July 1, 2014

      UK productivity data remain weak

      Britain’s weak labour productivity performance continued in the first quarter of the year as the increase in the number...

    20. June 26, 2014

      Poor productivity is no puzzle

      Ian McCafferty, an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, believes “Britain’s...

    21. June 19, 2014

      MPC member Ian McCafferty argues for early rate rise

      Britain’s “productivity puzzle” will persist as the economy recovers because much of the decline in output is...

    22. June 9, 2014

      UK rates rise decision ‘more balanced’

      The decision over whether to raise interest rates is “becoming more balanced” but the UK economy can still grow “a...

    23. 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...

    24. January 22, 2014

      UK investment recovery at ‘early stages’

      Britain is in the “very early stages” of a business investment recovery that should make the economy’s growth spurt...

    25. 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...

    26. January 18, 2013

      Weak demand blamed for drop in productivity

      The newest member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee has blamed weak demand for the drop...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. Money Supply

      July 6, 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. July 6, 2012

      CBI’s McCafferty appointed to MPC

      Ian McCafferty, chief economist of the CBI employers’ organisation, was appointed on Friday to the vacant position on...

    33. June 29, 2012

      Financial services sector sheds 11,000 jobs

      The financial services industry cut 11,000 jobs in the three months to June – all in banking – as concern about...

    34. February 23, 2012

      Outlook improves for UK manufacturers

      Britain’s manufacturing sector saw a solid rise in orders in February, according to an industry survey, with export...

    35. February 13, 2012

      CBI says economy has turned corner

      Britain’s economy is growing again and will gather strength as the year progresses, although not fast enough to stop...

    36. January 8, 2012

      Financial services braced for bumpy year

      Banks will try to pass on higher regulatory costs to customers this year as the financial services industry braces for...

    37. January 2, 2012

      Reasons for poor productivity remain a puzzle

      Feeble output but relatively strong employment levels since the financial crisis started in 2007 have created what...

    38. December 20, 2011

      Business fears fallout from tax dispute

      Business is “very worried” about the potential fallout from a row over corporate tax disputes, the CBI warned, adding...

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