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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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....

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. July 29, 2012

    World’s top executives query strategy

    After months of relentless pressure from British business leaders for more effective growth-promoting measures, David...

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