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    1. 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...

    2. 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 the...

    1. 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 to...

    2. 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 wage...

    3. 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 England...

    4. 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 deposit...

    5. 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 interest...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 change...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 Monetary...

    11. 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 of...

    12. 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 ‘productivity...

    13. 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 structurally...

    14. 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 little...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 more...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 in...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 alerts...

    24. 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 the...

    25. 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 economic...

    26. 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 orders...

    27. 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 the...

    28. 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 a...

    29. 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 officials...

    30. 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 that...

    31. December 15, 2011

      CBI survey shows manufacturing weakness

      Orders for goods in the UK’s manufacturing sector fell further in December, according to a closely watched survey, and firms...

    32. November 28, 2011

      Retail jobs cut at fastest pace in two years

      Retailers are cutting jobs at the fastest rate in two years as sales continue to fall in the run-up to Christmas. The...

    33. November 28, 2011

      More gloom in services sector

      Pessimism continues to depress the UK services sector, a survey released on Monday reveals. Consumer services are...

    34. November 8, 2011

      CBI urges road-building boost

      The CBI is urging George Osborne to bring forward state-funded road projects in his autumn statement and do more to unlock...

    35. October 26, 2011

      Manufacturers expect output to fall

      Manufacturers expect output to fall in the next three months after two years of growth, according to a business survey that...

    36. October 2, 2011

      Financial services set to shed 8,000 jobs

      The UK financial services sector is set to shed 8,000 jobs over the next three months as turmoil in global markets damps...

    37. September 22, 2011

      CBI data add to fears on recovery

      Manufacturers’ order books are shrinking and their stocks of goods are piling up, according to a survey from the UK’s...

    38. August 1, 2011

      CBI lowers UK growth forecast again

      The surge in commodity prices and erosion of business confidence is leading to sluggish economic growth, according to the...

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