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  1. February 11, 2014

    UK rate rise likely this year, say experts

    UK interest rates will rise sooner than markets expect, possibly before the end of the year, according to three former...

  2. February 8, 2013

    Pryce ‘ashamed’ of Huhne article

    Vicky Pryce, Chris Huhne’s former wife, told a court she was “ashamed and upset” when a newspaper article appeared revealing...

  1. Money Supply

    February 4, 2013

    Will the Bank of England ease policy on Thursday?

    Pretty much everyone is expecting the Monetary Policy Committee to do the same thing it has done for the past six votes and...

  2. Money Supply

    February 4, 2013

    An honest argument for a dual mandate

    Asked today whether the Treasury should scrap the Bank of England’s 2 per cent inflation target, former policy maker and...

  3. November 2, 2012

    Former BoE officials call for reform

    Former senior officials at the Bank of England on Friday called for the central bank to implement recommendations from...

  4. November 2, 2012

    Damaging culture at court of ‘Sun King’

    Speaking on BBC Radio in May, Sir Mervyn King rejected calls for a wholesale inquiry into the Bank of England’s conduct...

  5. July 17, 2012

    Things can’t get much worse for Tucker

    For someone favourite to become the next Bank of England governor, things do not get much worse than the publication of...

  6. Money Supply

    July 17, 2012

    Those Tucker/ Diamond emails

    Some embarrassment for Paul Tucker today in the form of a chummy email exchange between him and Bob Diamond (see the final...

  7. May 9, 2012

    April showers wash out retail sales

    Retail sales were poor last month amid unusually cold and wet weather, according to trade association data, which come as...

  8. January 2, 2012

    Economists see bleak year ahead

    The coming year will rival 2009 for economic weakness as output is hit by the continuing debt crisis in the eurozone,...

  9. Money Supply

    December 19, 2011

    Should the FPC be scrapped?

    Former Bank of England deputy governor Sir John Gieve writes in today’s Financial Times that the plan to put the new...

  10. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Edward Luce: The long haul in Washington gridlock At this stage in...

  11. December 19, 2011

    Committee backs calls for curbs on bank executives

    Measures to hold UK bank executives “strictly liable” for poor or risky decisions or mandatory bonus deferrals should be...

  12. December 18, 2011

    A better plan for Bank of England governance

    Even if European leaders avert a disastrous collapse of the eurozone, the prospects for the coming year are bleak. Much of...

  13. Money Supply

    November 9, 2011

    New horizons for inflation targeting?

    The reputation of inflation targeting, which before the crisis was one of central banking’s sacred cows, has taken a...

  14. May 10, 2011

    Pace of UK growth under threat

    Britain’s economy is unlikely to grow as fast as before the financial crisis because its most productive sectors have been...

  15. January 3, 2011

    UK austerity measures expected to pay off

    Britain’s deficit-reduction programme will remain on track this year because tax rises and spending cuts will not stunt...

  16. November 2, 2010

    Doubts cast on four-year cuts plan

    The coalition will find it extremely difficult to keep to its four-year programme of public spending cuts, two top former...

  17. October 16, 2010

    Man eying prize

    The Man Booker prize’s shortlisted authors were not the only ones at the dinner this week waiting for the successful...

  18. April 28, 2010

    Parties accused of plotting harsh cuts

    All political parties are planning harsher and more sustained cuts to public services than those under Margaret Thatcher's...

  19. April 27, 2010

    Parties accused of plotting harsh cuts

    All political parties are planning harsher and more sustained cuts to public services than those under Margaret Thatcher’s...

  20. Money Supply

    April 27, 2010

    Co-operation after the election

    The UK election is dominated by the ramifications of no political party gaining a parliamentary majority and the cross-party...

  21. February 5, 2010

    Whitehall told to save 'windfalls'

    If government borrowing comes in lower than expected this year, the money should be saved rather than ploughed into extra...

  22. February 4, 2010

    Whitehall told to save ‘windfalls’

    If government borrowing comes in lower than expected this year, the money should be saved rather than ploughed into extra...

  23. FT Alphaville

    January 4, 2010

    Happy new year (not) for the UK and Europe...

    Sorry we couldn’t be more positive today but here’s the latest New Year gloom from UK and Europe-based economists and...

  24. January 4, 2010

    Year in the doldrums likely, say economists

    Britain is in danger of succumbing to a budgetary crisis this year, with the economy likely to stay in the doldrums until at...

  25. January 4, 2010

    Britain at risk of fiscal crisis, say experts

    Britain is in danger of succumbing to a budgetary crisis in 2010 with the economy likely to still be in the doldrums at the...

  26. January 3, 2010

    UK deficit warning from City economists

    Britain is in danger of succumbing to a budgetary crisis this year, with the economy likely to stay in the doldrums until at...

  27. December 8, 2009

    Joined-up recovery depends on an agreed framework

    The pre-Budget report can point to some encouraging signs that the economy is beginning its recovery. Households and...

  28. December 6, 2009

    Movers and shakers: Dec 7

    ● Cardano has hired Claire Bowyer as head of legal. Ms Bowyer was previously a senior associate at Travers Smith. ● Marc...

  29. July 28, 2009

    Eulogies for Steady Eddie

    Current and former central bankers, politicians and other City figures crammed into St Paul's Cathedral for a service of...

  30. June 29, 2009

    King does not have a monopoly of wisdom

    You have to admire Mervyn King’s chutzpah. The governor of the Bank of England has been speaking lately with customary...

  31. June 28, 2009

    Regulating banks calls for attack on inertia

    At the Group of 20 summit in April, there was wide agreement on the main areas for regulatory reform: more and...

  32. May 19, 2009

    King stirs row over teetering banks

    The Bank of England has waded back into a long-running disputewith the Financial Services Authority over what powers it...

  33. May 18, 2009

    King stirs row over teetering banks

    The Bank of England has waded back into a long-running dispute with the Financial Services Authority over what powers it...

  34. May 13, 2009

    ATM beauty and the Bank beast

    Sir John Gieve has made his first move into the boardroom since leaving the Bank of England as deputy governor three months...

  35. May 13, 2009

    Gieve calls for MPC rethink

    Sir John Gieve, the former deputy governor of the Bank of England, argues today that the monetary policy committee should...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: Hungarian lessons for a world crisis At the Group...

  37. May 12, 2009

    Gieve calls for MPC rethink

    Sir John Gieve, the former deputy governor of the Bank of England, argues on Tuesday that the monetary policy committee...

  38. May 11, 2009

    Central banks need to avoid fighting the last war

    The immediate task facing governments and central banks is to pull the world economy out of its tailspin. But our collective...

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