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    1. August 29, 2015

      Mark Carney says China does not affect Bank of England strategy

      The prospect of a slowdown in China and other parts of Asia could add to disinflationary pressures but does not yet...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Sterling slips despite stronger UK data

      Sterling fell to a seven-week low against the dollar and dropped against the euro, despite confirmation of steady UK...

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    1. August 24, 2015

      Bank of England urged to review rate-setters’ code of conduct

      An influential group of MPs has urged Bank of England governor Mark Carney to review the code of conduct for experts...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Deskspace: scribes, Dickens and the latest chapter in the story of desks

      Earlier this year the desk on which Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations went up for sale. It was a clumpy...

    3. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    4. August 14, 2015

      Are you ready for a rate rise?

      It is no longer a question of if, but when. This autumn will mark the beginning of the end of the low interest rate...

    5. August 9, 2015

      UK wage growth expected to have slowed

      The Bank of England surprised markets last week with a more dovish stance than expected, lowering the likelihood of a...

    6. August 6, 2015

      BoE optimism on near-term growth signals 2016 rate rise

      The Bank of England has painted a rosy picture of the UK economy, upgrading its growth forecast for this year and...

    7. August 6, 2015

      The Bank of England signals no rises for now

      UK economy-watchers were handed a cornucopia of information on Thursday as the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

    8. The World

      August 6, 2015

      Live - Super Thursday at the Bank of England

      For the first time, at midday today, the Bank of England is publishing simultaneously its decision on interest rates,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Super Thursday for BoE and insurers

      It’s a Super Thursday for the Bank of England’s economic outlook and results from insurance companies, and a...

    10. August 6, 2015

      Buy-to-let heyday may be coming to an end

      Rising interest rates will plunge thousands of buy-to-let landlords into financial difficulties and could see a wave of...

    11. August 5, 2015

      Q&A: BoE shake-up leads to Super Thursday on rates and minutes

      So what is Super Thursday? It is the first time the Bank of England will publish simultaneously at noon its latest...

    12. August 5, 2015

      All eyes on sterling’s ‘Super Thursday’

      The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’s “unreliable boyfriend” is turning over a new leaf, catching the attention of the...

    13. July 30, 2015

      Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

      An influential advisory group has lambasted standards of conduct across the banking industry, calling for boards to...

    14. July 28, 2015

      Hedge fund economist appointed to BoE’s rate-setting panel

      George Osborne has appointed Gertjan Vlieghe, a hedge fund economist and former Bank of England official, as the new...

    15. July 27, 2015

      Yellen and Carney hint at rate rises in spite of unclear figures

      Since the start of the year investors have wondered whether any of the world’s largest central banks will finally begin...

    16. July 22, 2015

      UK on the brink: Doves v Hawks and the debate over interest rates

      With inflation at zero it may seem an odd time for the Bank of England to contemplate raising interest rates from their...

    17. July 21, 2015

      Bank of England set to open doors for additional scrutiny

      The Bank of England is set to open its door to the UK’s official auditors, according to government plans aimed at...

    18. July 21, 2015

      Sterling bulls ride BoE rate debate

      Sterling is being tipped to strengthen over the summer as currency strategists gear up for a split in Bank of England...

    19. July 20, 2015

      Markets, data and official hints point to a rate rise

      More than Greece, more even than the Shanghai stock market, the US interest rate cycle obsesses financial markets. The...

    20. July 20, 2015

      Committee minutes likely to show unanimous vote on UK rates

      Last week Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave the clearest indication yet as to the path of UK interest rates...

    21. July 17, 2015

      Pound and US dollar follow central banks

      Sterling advanced to its best level against the euro since 2008, while the dollar was broadly firmer as the currency...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - 888 trumps GVC to win bwin

      888 has played a better hand than GVC to win bwin, even though it was outbid. FT Opening Quote is your early City...

    23. July 16, 2015

      Mark Carney hints at move on interest rates around turn of year

      Interest rates could rise as early as the turn of the year, the Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hinted, adding...

    24. July 16, 2015

      Sterling hits seven-year high against euro

      Sterling powered to a seven-year high against the euro, providing a fillip not just to eurozone-bound British...

    25. July 14, 2015

      New look Treasury committee goes to work

      Mark Carney and other Bank of England officials on Tuesday went through four hours of questioning that marked the debut...

    26. July 14, 2015

      Public still likely to pay out for bank failures, warns Carney

      Taxpayers would still end up footing the bill if a big bank failed despite seven years of efforts to regulate the...

    27. July 14, 2015

      Fund managers to escape ‘systemic’ label

      The world’s biggest fund managers have escaped tough new rules that threatened to hit their profits and freedom, as...

    28. July 14, 2015

      UK central bank governor says rate rise near despite no inflation

      The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historic low is getting closer but that any...

    29. July 8, 2015

      Foreign exchange traders focus on US and UK policy race

      With a deferential style at which the British excel, the Bank of England has politely allowed its American cousin, the...

    30. July 5, 2015

      George Osborne to leave minimum wage on hold in Budget

      George Osborne has reassured companies that they will not be forced to raise wages to offset £12bn of benefit cuts to...

    31. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    32. June 12, 2015

      Financial world can turn its back on the crisis

      It is notoriously hard to judge history as it is unfolding. But a decade from now, financiers may look back and...

    33. June 11, 2015

      UK bank rule reformers call end to age of big stick

      The cycle of scandal and ever higher fines for banks should be over — provided institutions follow an ambitious suite...

    34. June 11, 2015

      UK plans global fixed-income, currencies and commodities rules

      It is the morning after the night before. The night in question involved the port, pomp and pageantry that defines the...

    35. June 11, 2015

      George Osborne and Mark Carney’s double act in the City

      The Lord Mayor’s Banquet for Bankers and Merchants once marked a celebratory high point in the financial calendar....

    36. June 10, 2015

      George Osborne ready to sell off RBS at a loss

      George Osborne is to start selling the state’s £32bn stake in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss, telling a City audience...

    37. June 10, 2015

      UK plan to extend City regulation provokes mixed response

      A punitive regime that holds senior managers to account for failings on their watch will be extended beyond banking and...

    38. June 10, 2015

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney to extend market abuse rules

      Punitive new rules for senior bankers will be extended to cover thousands of asset managers, hedge funds and even the...

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