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    1. September 9, 2014

      Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

      Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

    2. June 18, 2014

      Regulatory tussle centres on ‘repo’

      In the spring of 2008, financial regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York watched in shock as money market fund...

    1. September 19, 2013

      West’s debt explosion is real story behind Fed QE dance

      The danger with addictions is they tend to become increasingly complusive. That might be one moral of this week’s events. A...

    2. September 13, 2013

      Banks feel pinch of the shoe on the other foot

      As Lord Turner, the former UK regulator, once eloquently explained, consumers can easily recognise and return a defective...

    3. July 10, 2013

      Former FSA chairman’s 57% pay rise in final year

      Lord Turner’s pay as chairman of the now defunct Financial Services Authority rose nearly 57 per cent last year as he took...

    4. May 5, 2013

      TV preview: Bankers, BBC2

      The old horror of “talking heads” once prevalent among television directors was always irrational. It depends on what the...

    5. March 31, 2013

      Turner appointed to job at think-tank

      Lord Turner, outgoing City regulator, has landed a job at a research group co-founded by George Soros, billionaire...

    6. March 26, 2013

      Capital rules relaxed for new UK banks

      New applicants for UK banking licences will find “relaxed” capital and liquidity requirements and will be guaranteed a...

    7. March 5, 2013

      FSA says it was slow on Libor scandal

      The City’s regulator has admitted it was slow off the mark when the first indications emerged six years ago that banks were...

    8. February 28, 2013

      Lord U-Turner leaps ahead to the past

      Capitalism depends for its success on its permissive attitude to failure. So we should be heartened that the Financial...

    9. February 27, 2013

      Scales tip in favour of bank minnows

      It always looked like a self-defeating prophecy. UK policymakers have been busily insisting that banks should buttress their...

    10. February 27, 2013

      Capital road eased for new banks

      New UK banks will be allowed to operate with lower capital requirements than their established peers, as part of a...

    11. February 12, 2013

      The case for helicopter money

      “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” This comment of...

    12. February 7, 2013

      Carney charms MPs in first big test

      He arrived as the rock star central banker with a rock star salary – a dangerous billing after financial crisis ruined the...

    13. February 7, 2013

      A case to reset basis of monetary policy

      Are the targets and instruments of the UK’s monetary policy framework “fit for purpose”? For once, this ugly phrase sums up...

    14. February 6, 2013

      The five questions Carney must answer

      Billed by Chancellor George Osborne as “quite simply the best, most experienced and most qualified person in the world to do...

    15. February 6, 2013

      Helicopter money and supply-siders

      Three months ago the Financial Times called for a frank debate on the merits of “helicopter money” – of putting newly minted...

    16. February 6, 2013

      Print money to fund spending – Turner

      Lord Turner, the departing chairman of the Financial Services Authority has defended financing government spending by...

    17. February 6, 2013

      Turner defends permanent money printing

      Lord Turner is no stranger to controversy. The chairman of the Financial Services Authority fell out with Gordon Brown in...

    18. February 6, 2013

      Transcript of interview with Lord Turner

      This is an edited transcript of an interview with Lord Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, by Chris Giles,...

    19. January 17, 2013

      MPs warn watchdog chief of tough challenges

      The chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority will face a tough task if he is to live up to his pledge that the new...

    20. November 26, 2012

      Carney handed job to shake up BoE

      George Osborne brushed convention aside on Monday installing a foreigner, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of Canada, as...

    21. November 22, 2012

      End-of-the-pier review for Bumi investors

      Hard these days to find a real concert party. Seaside Pierrot troupes went out in the thirties. But the Takeover Panel...

    22. November 19, 2012

      Call for BoE to be more accountable

      The Bank of England must be made more accountable to parliament and its decisions must be transparent or it will be unable...

    23. November 15, 2012

      The right man for the Old Lady

      There are few more important tasks facing George Osborne than the selection of the next governor of the Bank of England....

    24. November 14, 2012

      Outsider makes her pitch to take BoE role

      Sharon Bowles is the outsider in the contest to be Bank of England governor and very proud of it. Should the shortlisted MEP...

    25. October 31, 2012

      BoE delays response to crisis reviews

      The Bank of England will not give a full response to internal reviews of its handling of the financial crisis until a new...

    26. October 26, 2012

      Eighties nostalgia and ‘free’ banking

      In the early 1980s, Rowan Atkinson did a stand-up tour of the UK, hot on the heels of his success with Not the Nine O’Clock...

    27. October 24, 2012

      King says there are no economic shortcuts

      Two questions arise when the lacklustre performance of the UK economy is discussed: what more should be done? And what more...

    28. October 23, 2012

      King warns BoE action reaching limit

      The Bank of England’s unorthodox actions to turn round the UK’s flagging economy were reaching the limits of their...

    29. October 19, 2012

      MPs in call for powers to block bank mergers

      The new financial regulator should be given explicit powers to block big bank mergers to avoid a repeat of Royal Bank of...

    30. October 12, 2012

      It’s (not) the Turner prize-job application

      Dear Chancellor (can I call you George I wanted to write to you privately to follow up on my application for the job of Bank...

    31. October 12, 2012

      UK needs to talk about helicopters

      Monetary policy in the UK and the rest of the western world departed from orthodoxy early in the crisis. In a speech on...

    32. October 12, 2012

      Going liquid, or money down the drain?

      The cynical lobe of my brain has gone into overdrive. Within the past ten days or so, I’ve received two press releases about...

    33. October 11, 2012

      Turner urges bold action for growth

      Britain needs leaders willing to tear up the rule book for both monetary policy and bank regulation to combat the aftermath...

    34. October 8, 2012

      Financial stalwarts line up to lead BoE

      The deadline for aspirants to what is arguably the most powerful central bank governorship in the world passed on Monday,...

    35. October 7, 2012

      O’Donnell withdraws from BoE race

      Gus O’Donnell, former cabinet secretary, has decided not to apply to become Bank of England governor, restricting the...

    36. September 26, 2012

      Regulators ease insurer surcharge fears

      Regulators trying to prevent a repeat of the failure of insurer AIG are minded to slap capital surcharges on the...

    37. September 12, 2012

      Cummings’ thought crime was unwarranted optimism

      Former HBOS executive Peter Cummings has accused the Financial Services Authority of “Orwellian process” after it fined him...

    38. September 11, 2012

      Applications sought for ‘near-impossible job’

      George Osborne launched the contest to become the next Bank of England governor on Tuesday, as he published the...

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