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    1. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    2. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      UK economic surprise index leaps to 3-year high

      Citi’s UK Economic Surprise Index has surged to a three-year high following a week of unexpectedly decent UK economic...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      HSBC eyes extra £50bn in UK government borrowing

      “When uncertainty reigns, turn to Keynes.” Not sure about the poetry, but the point here from HSBC is interesting: the...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Pound up 1.6% on the week after slew of post-Brexit vote data

      The pound is currently on course to end the week around 1.6 per cent higher against the dollar after the first...

    3. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      UK productivity shows no improvement in Q2

        Productivity: the big puzzle about the post-crisis economy. And according to the latest set of jobs and growth...

    4. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      All eyes on the labour force after Brexit vote: economists react

      Britain’s labour market held steady with unemployment and earnings remaining largely unchanged in the three months to...

    5. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      No Brexit effect... yet: UK unemployment still at 11-year low

      Britain’s headline unemployment is stuck at an 11-year low of 4.9 per cent, according to the latest data from the...

    6. August 14, 2016

      UK business revels in low-rate regime

      For nearly a decade, companies have lived with ultra-low interest rates across the West. The UK took a step further...

    7. August 14, 2016

      Bank of England rate cut unleashes bond fund spree

      Global bond funds attracted their highest inflows in almost 18 months after the Bank of England unleashed its largest...

    8. August 12, 2016

      Interest rates are a spent economic force

      For a central banker, this was about as blunt as it gets. “I am not a fan of negative interest rates,” announced Mark...

    9. August 12, 2016

      The Bank of England sledgehammer hits limits in the gilts market

      It has taken less than a week for doubts to set in over the Bank of England’s latest set of stimulus policies. Monetary...

    10. August 11, 2016

      Assessing the impact of the BoE’s economic ‘sledgehammer’

      When the Bank of England announced how it intended to tackle the anticipated economic downturn following the Brexit...

    11. August 10, 2016

      Brexit Briefing: Trouble ahead for the Bank of England

      When Bank of England governor Mark Carney announced last week the bank would be initiating a corporate bond purchase...

    12. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      RBA's Stevens: 'We need some realism' on monetary policy limits

      He may not have been wearing a glitter tattoo (a la Mark Carney), but Glenn Stevens – in his final speech as governor...

    13. August 5, 2016

      A quiet shift in focus for economic policymakers

      This week, the Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time since 2009 and expanded its programme of...

    14. The Exchange

      August 5, 2016

      An 'A' for the Bank of England on policy design and communication

      The policy package announced on Thursday by the Bank of England is yet another illustration of how — for decades now —...

    15. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      HSBC to pass BoE rate cut on to mortgage customers

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said there is “no excuse” for high street lenders not to pass yesterday’s cut...

    16. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: That BoE rate cut, US jobs

      The British pound is sitting slightly higher this morning after a sharp tumble on Thursday as the Bank of England cut...

    17. August 4, 2016

      The Bank of England has delivered – now for a fiscal response

      Mark Carney had a lot of doubts to dispel as he announced a monetary stimulus to offset the shock of the UK’s vote for...

    18. August 4, 2016

      Carney tells UK banks to pass on rate cut

      The Bank of England governor has told banks they have “no excuse” not to pass on the cut in interest rates to...

    19. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      The BoE's new £100bn bazooka? What is the Term Funding Scheme?

      A new acronym for central bank fans. TFS – or the Term Funding Scheme – was the big policy innovation announced by Mark...

    20. August 4, 2016

      Carney’s bold move hinges on private confidence for its success

      Good things come to those who wait. The Bank of England wanted to reward the economy’s patience, it seems: while it...

    21. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Carney stresses opposition to negative rates. Repeatedly.

      No. Absolutely not. Nope. No way. Mark Carney feels negatively about negative interest rates. Underlining the point, he...

    22. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Carney warns Hammond that BoE can't do everything

      A flurry of letters about stimulus packages and inflation. The Bank of England has published governor Mark Carney’s...

    23. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      'First responder' Carney pledges 'whatever action is needed'

      Not quite Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ moment from 2012, but not far off. BoE governor Mark Carney says it’s...

    24. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2016

      The BoE and those companies materially contributing to the UK

      Mark Carney is still giving more details of today’s policy actions (press conference here). But for now, if you’re a...

    25. Westminster Blog

      August 4, 2016

      Bank of England cuts rates, expands QE - as it happened

      The Bank of England has cut interest rates for the first time since 2009, as it calibrates its response to the Brexit...

    26. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      'Spooked into action'? - Economists react to BoE interest rate cut

      Finally. The Bank of England has announced the first change to its benchmark policy rate since 2009, and a raft of...

    27. August 4, 2016

      Carney issues stark warning with package to ease Brexit downturn

      The Bank of England launched its biggest stimulus package since the financial crisis on Thursday and said it stood...

    28. August 3, 2016

      The BoE’s Brexit day: what investors expect

      The Bank of England’s rate setters on Thursday will offer their latest assessment on the outlook for the British...

    29. Tech blog

      August 2, 2016

      #fintech: Transferwise steps up assault on banks

      Transferwise is best known for its aggressive adverts bashing banks for over-charging customers to move money across...

    30. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      BoE should throw kitchen sink at Brexit economy - BAML

      Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Bank of England should throw the monetary equivalent of the kitchen...

    31. July 31, 2016

      Carney expected to slash UK growth forecast close to zero

      The Bank of England will this week downgrade its growth forecasts following the vote to leave the EU and explain what...

    32. July 26, 2016

      Gilts at 2-week high after rates U-turn from BoE's Weale

      Gilts have jumped to a two-week high and markets have priced in a 97 per cent probability that the Bank of England will...

    33. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Post-Brexit markets 'functioning effectively' - FSB

      Financial markets have managed to withstand the immediate impact of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, according to global...

    34. July 18, 2016

      Sweden’s AP4 pension fund avoids fossil fuels in landmark move

      One of Sweden’s largest pension funds has made the biggest single commitment to low carbon investing by an...

    35. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Carney holds fire

      BOE rates unchanged and European banks count the costs of Brexit. FT Opening Quote, with commentary by Lex Editor...

    36. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: France in mourning

      At least 80 people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday when a truck driver ploughed into a...

    37. July 14, 2016

      Global stocks shrug off BoE rate inaction

      Thursday 21:00 BST. The Bank of England’s surprise decision not to cut interest rates failed to derail the post-Brexit...

    38. July 14, 2016

      Hammond and Carney plot way to save economy from recession

      Britain’s new chancellor of the exchequer and its central bank governor will spend the summer thrashing out a...

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