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  1. June 29, 2014

    Movers & shakers: June 30

    ● Aberdeen has a new chief executive for its asset management operations in Thailand. Korawut Leenabanchong joins from UOB...

  2. May 11, 2014

    What are the government’s Help to Buy exit options?

    With so many voices clamouring for a rethink on stimulating the housing market, the chancellor is faced with five options....

  1. April 3, 2014

    King’s Fund report urges single health and social care budget

    England needs a single, ringfenced budget for health and social care, according to a report by an influential think-tank....

  2. January 22, 2014

    Protests over axing of ‘vital’ land price statistics

    The government’s decision to axe the collection of land price statistics threatens ministers’ ability to understand the...

  3. March 26, 2013

    Osborne rejigs BoE’s stability regulator

    George Osborne has rejigged the membership of the Bank of England’s powerful financial stability regulator, drafting in a...

  4. August 23, 2012

    BoE will be too powerful, warns Barker

    A former Bank of England policy maker has warned that the government is handing too much power to unelected technocrats,...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

    The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate that a...

  6. September 15, 2011

    Self-help plan for Northern Ireland

    From Ms Kate Barker. Sir, Suggesting that the UK would be required to pay a “heavy price” to implement corporation tax...

  7. August 21, 2011

    Tax reform ‘would boost N Ireland growth’

    Radical tax reform in Northern Ireland could be “the economic equivalent of the peace process”, according to Owen Paterson,...

  8. June 22, 2011

    Barker adds OBR feather to her cap

    Former monetary policy committee member Kate Barker has added another feather to her cap as she is named as a non-executive...

  9. May 24, 2011

    Alarm raised on Bank governance

    Government proposals to centre responsibility for banking regulation and monetary policy in the Bank of England, giving...

  10. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2011

    Pink picks -- UK budget special

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Kate Barker: Rebalancing is a distant promise A Budget for growth?...

  11. March 23, 2011

    Rebalancing is a distant promise

    A Budget for growth? We have been here before. Under Gordon Brown the Treasury unveiled numerous plans to raise productivity...

  12. Money Supply

    March 2, 2011

    Sentance replacement rumours

    The process of replacing Andrew Sentance is well underway: the job was advertised in The Economist, and apparently a lucky...

  13. February 4, 2011

    Economist moves into Wimpey

    Former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee Kate Barker, who has a self-professed “obsession with...

  14. December 11, 2010

    We’re too modest to be recognisable

    From Ms Vicky Pryce. Sir, In your People column “Brainy banter” (December 4) you bemoaned the lack of female economists at...

  15. December 4, 2010

    Brainy banter

    Chatter at the FT economists’ Christmas party at the start of the week centred on the monetary policy committee’s split over...

  16. Money Supply

    December 1, 2010

    Excessively political 2?

    It has been a bad week for Mervyn King. Accused of being excessively political around the time of the election last Thursday...

  17. November 9, 2010

    Back to Yorkshire

    Kate Barker is returning to Yorkshire Building Society as a director, a role she held before her appointment to the monetary...

  18. October 19, 2010

    Electra move

    Electra Private Equity chairman Colette Bowe has made her first board appointment since she joined in May, turning to former...

  19. July 6, 2010

    MPC becomes an all-boys club

    As Martin Weale takes the seat vacated by Kate Barker on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, the Treasury might...

  20. July 5, 2010

    Weale joins MPC as external member

    Martin Weale, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, was appointed on Monday as an external...

  21. May 24, 2010

    Inflation target-hitter is candid on MPC errors

    For a central banker tasked with controlling inflation, Kate Barker has hit the bullseye. In her nine years as an external...

  22. May 23, 2010

    Inflation target-setter candid on MPC errors

    For a central banker tasked with controlling inflation, Kate Barker has hit the bullseye. In her nine years as an external...

  23. Money Supply

    May 21, 2010

    Barker's bullseye

    As Kate Barker prepares to leave the Monetary Policy Committee, you’ve got to do the stats. She has scored a remarkable...

  24. March 16, 2010

    Fear of political impasse hurts sterling

    The pound lost ground yesterday as the prospect of a hung parliament in the UK and concerns over the country's economic...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2010

    CDS report: All quiet on the sovereign front

    European credit markets started the week on a low note, underperforming weak equity markets. The trend accelerated later in...

  26. March 15, 2010

    Fear of political impasse hurts sterling

    The pound lost ground on Monday as the prospect of a hung parliament in the UK and concerns over the country’s economic...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2010

    The valedictory Barker

    The Bank of England may have made some mistakes, but there was little anyone could do to prevent the financial tempest. At...

  28. March 9, 2010

    Weak housing sales increase price jitters

    The housing market and the high street showed signs of weakness last month, adding to jitters over the strength of the...

  29. March 9, 2010

    Weak housing sales increase price fears

    The housing market and the high street showed signs of weakness last month, adding to jitters over the strength of the...

  30. Money Supply

    February 19, 2010

    UK: Vacancy on MPC due May 31

    The Treasury expects a short vacancy on the monetary policy committee following the announcement that Kate Barker is to step...

  31. Money Supply

    October 19, 2009

    The November MPC scorecard - 1

    The past month has seen a flurry of speeches and interviews by members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee....

  32. September 24, 2009

    Bank cautious despite 'upward spiral'

    The Bank of England left the door wide open to a further expansion of quantitative easing even as it said that the economy...

  33. September 23, 2009

    Bank cautious despite ‘upward spiral’

    The Bank of England left the door wide open to a further expansion of quantitative easing even as it said that the economy...

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2009

    The governor's insatiable appetite for QE

    From the minutes of the last Bank of England monetary policy committee meeting… The Governor invited the Committee to vote...

  35. July 22, 2009

    UK home ownership policies queried

    It is unrealistic to expect everyone in Britain to become a home owner, the economist who led the government’s inquiry into...

  36. March 13, 2009

    MPC member warns on risk

    Fiscal policy may have to be more stringent when the government's finances are flush in order to maintain enough firepower...

  37. March 12, 2009

    Barker urges tougher fiscal policy in good times

    Fiscal policy may have to be more stringent when the government’s finances are flush in order to maintain enough fire-power...

  38. February 25, 2009

    Kick-start for housing construction of all types is needed

    From Mr John Stewart. Sir, Your editorial “Barker’s wrong tree” (February 24) is spot on in its recognition that the call to...

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