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    1. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Bank of England votes 9-0 to hold rates (again)

      All nine members of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have voted to hold interest rates at historic lows...

    2. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      BoE 'lone hawk' McCafferty explains his rethink

      Ian McCafferty, the Bank of England’s lone hawk at its January meeting, says fears about the global economy and...

    1. April 20, 2016

      UK unemployment rises for first time in almost a year

      Unemployment has risen in Britain in a sign that employers are rattled by the global slowdown, rising labour costs and...

    2. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Bank of England again votes 9-0 to hold rates

      All nine members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee have once again voted to hold interest...

    3. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Bank of England’s MPC votes 9-0 again

      All nine members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee have again voted to keep interest...

    4. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      UK inflation creeps higher, to 0.3%

      UK inflation is slowly creeping higher although it remains marginal, seemingly reinforcing the Bank of England’s...

    5. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      BoE holds rates for 83rd month: analysts react

      The BoE held rates at a record low 0.5 per cent for the 83rd consecutive month today. Ian McCafferty, the lone hawk who...

    6. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    7. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      UK rates on hold for 'at least' another year

      UK interest rates are set to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    8. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Bank of England’s MPC votes 9-0 to hold interest rates

      All nine members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee have voted to keep interest rates at...

    9. February 4, 2016

      Bank of England — reading the runes on inflation and interest rates

      The future path of interest rates is one of the few issues to make bean-counters and the general public sit up and...

    10. Fast FT

      January 31, 2016

      This week: US jobs, BoE & Iowa caucuses

      The Federal Reserve said last week that it would monitor economic and financial developments and assess their...

    11. January 17, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Risk markets closely watch Chinese data

      Tuesday’s update on the situation in China is likely to set the tone for markets over the coming week. We get a number...

    12. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      BoE holds rates for 82nd month: analysts react

      The Bank of England has kept rates at their post financial crisis low for an 82nd straight month. Policymakers split...

    13. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Sterling recovers as BoE lone hawk holds strong

      Sterling has pared back its losses for the day and jumped into positive territory after the Bank of England’s lone hawk...

    14. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Lowflation: It's not just oil, stresses BoE

      Inflation remains far too low for the Bank of England to consider raising interest rates, its statement on Thursday...

    15. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      MPC members vote 8-1 to keep rates on hold

      Members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee have voted 8-1 in favour of keeping interest...

    16. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Sterling getting slapped with BoE ahead

      Pounded. Nerves are clearly building in the run-up to the (inevitably boring) Bank of England interest rate decision at...

    17. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Lone BoE hawk key with UK rates decision pending

      If you are expecting excitement out of the Bank of England interest rate decision later today, then you have very low...

    18. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      UK rate rise disappears into November

      The weakest UK industrial production figures in almost three years has prompted another bank to push back expectations...

    19. Fast FT

      January 10, 2016

      This week: Earnings, central banks, US consumer

      With the US jobs report in the rear view mirror, investors gear up for clues on the health of the US consumer and...

    20. January 10, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic outlook: Shift to tighter BoE policy unlikely

      The coming week’s main announcement is the interest rate decision by the Bank of England on Thursday. There was...

    21. December 10, 2015

      Sterling takes a knock after BoE holds rates

      Markets are not thrilled about the latest set of minutes from the Bank of England. Sterling is now down by nearly 0.3...

    22. December 9, 2015

      Bank of England takes centre stage, but not for long

      The Bank of England takes the spotlight on Thursday when its Monetary Policy Committee will announce the outcome of its...

    23. The World

      November 5, 2015

      Bank of England’s Super Thursday: As it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 14:18 on 5 Nov 2015.UK economy watchers will be greeted with a deluge of data today,...

    24. FT Data

      November 5, 2015

      What to watch for on 'Super Thursday'

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    25. November 4, 2015

      Time to ask why we are still in the era of ultra-low rates

      The quiet period for Britain’s monetary policy is drawing to an end. Over the next few months, the Bank of England’s...

    26. October 20, 2015

      MPC member highlights increased role of alternative lenders

      Non-bank sources of finance are likely to become increasingly important for both small and large businesses in the UK,...

    27. October 13, 2015

      Treasury committee accuses BoE of poor judgment over Vlieghe

      The chairman of parliament’s Treasury committee has accused the Bank of England of misjudgment over the way it handled...

    28. October 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5%

      The Bank of England has voted overwhelmingly to keep interest rates on hold, saying the renewed fall in oil prices...

    29. September 10, 2015

      MPC shows no urgency over UK rate rise

      The Bank of England kept interest rates at a historic low of 0.5 per cent on Thursday with little sign of any urgency...

    30. August 14, 2015

      Best of Money: 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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