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    1. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney promises a return to normality

      Do you want the good news or the good news? Elsewhere in Europe falling prices are brewing a headache for the monetary...

    2. February 12, 2015

      Volatility rising but beware the hawkish shock

      Another day, another central bank surprise. The Riksbank caught traders on the hop by moving Sweden’s rates into negative...

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    1. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England says UK inflation could fall below zero

      A period of deflation due to falling oil prices would be “unambiguously good” for the UK economy, the governor of the Bank...

    2. Westminster Blog

      February 12, 2015

      Live Blog: BoE quarterly inflation report

      Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday presented the central bank’s last quarterly inflation report before the May...

    3. FT Data

      February 12, 2015

      Four things to watch for in the UK inflation report

      The Bank of England is studiously non-party political. But with the UK economy – and the cost of living – centre stage in an...

    4. February 11, 2015

      Eurosceptic Britain’s advice falls on deaf ears

      Perhaps two years before a referendum on EU membership, Britain is learning how an exit might feel. On Monday, David Cameron...

    5. February 9, 2015

      Policy makers eye corporate cash piles in bid to boost growth

      Since the financial crisis, policy makers have been obsessed with growing levels of public debt. But as economic growth in...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      Will I be pretty, will I be rich...

      Is that the calming fragrance of sanguinity? Perhaps. Lets return to the bond market and the state of answers to the...

    7. February 5, 2015

      BoE keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold, demonstrating no rush to end five years of ultra-low borrowing...

    8. February 2, 2015

      Climate of fear deters investors

      It’s often said that asset markets are driven by greed and fear. Professor Robert Shiller is in no doubt which of the two is...

    9. February 1, 2015

      Liquidity fears loom over fund industry

      The great and the good of the asset management industry no doubt enjoyed their soirée at the World Economic Forum in...

    10. January 29, 2015

      Carney is wrong about how to solve Europe’s problems

      Mark Carney travelled to Dublin yesterday to teach the eurozone a lesson. The leaders of Europe’s monetary union, the...

    11. January 28, 2015

      BoE’s Mark Carney calls for common eurozone fiscal policies

      Mark Carney waded into the debate over the eurozone, arguing that for the single currency to succeed, member states must be...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney needs to learn that less is more

      For central bankers, less is always more when it comes to guiding financial markets. Mark Carney, Bank of England governor,...

    13. January 24, 2015

      Carney warns investors on low interest rates

      Mark Carney has warned investors that the UK’s historically low interest rates are unlikely to continue for as long as they...

    14. January 23, 2015

      Anshu Jain in Davos regulation clash with Jack Lew and Mark Carney

      Anshu Jain, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has clashed with Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, and Mark Carney, governor of...

    15. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    16. January 13, 2015

      Sterling falls after UK inflation hits low

      Sterling slipped back against the dollar on Tuesday after inflation data for December returned to a series low, casting...

    17. January 13, 2015

      UK inflation at lowest since 2000

      Tumbling oil prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to its lowest level since 2000 and with further falls inevitable in the...

    18. January 5, 2015

      Most homeowners not saving for interest rate rise, survey finds

      Three-quarters of UK homeowners are not saving extra money to cope with the interest rate rise that is expected for this...

    19. December 16, 2014

      BoE’s first stress exam signals issues ahead

      For most of this year, the Bank of England’s first ever public stress test exercise has been hanging ominously over the...

    20. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      OMG: When 120 teenage girls met Mark Carney

      Being seated inside the hallowed court room of the Bank of England was the last place 14-year-old school pupil Rachel...

    21. December 16, 2014

      UK inflation at lowest level for a decade

      Falling oil and food prices have driven UK inflation to its lowest level in more than a decade, delivering a boost to the...

    22. December 11, 2014

      Governor Mark Carney sweeps aside secrecy at Bank of England

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, swept aside much of the secrecy that traditionally surrounds the central bank’s...

    23. December 10, 2014

      A banking grandee’s rethink on the rules of the game

      If financial services were a sport, Sir David Walker would be torn between refereeing and playing. Five years ago, the City...

    24. December 9, 2014

      Tesco: big shop of horrors

      Tesco has begun to resemble a retail chamber of horrors more than a supermarket chain. “Enter, my pretties!” intones chief...

    25. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    26. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    27. November 30, 2014

      Bank of England to examine financial risks linked to fossil fuels

      The Bank of England has revealed it is to examine formally for the first time the risks fossil fuel companies pose to...

    28. November 27, 2014

      In parched bond markets, sparks are dangerous

      Last week Mark Carney revealed an extraordinary statistic. According to the governor of the Bank of England, it now takes...

    29. November 25, 2014

      MPC’s new ‘hawkish dove’ causes a flutter

      Divergent views on the outlook for the global economy and the amount of slack remaining in the labour market are the key...

    30. November 24, 2014

      Deloitte to probe BoE payments crash

      The Bank of England has appointed Deloitte to investigate a major glitch that disrupted Britain’s payments system last...

    31. November 20, 2014

      Osborne gives up on challenge to bank bonus cap

      George Osborne on Thursday night abandoned his bid to overturn the EU banker bonus cap, saying he would focus on reforming...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2014

      On the pluses and minuses of paying employees in non-cash instruments

      On Monday Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, injected fear into the hearts of highly paid bankers everywhere by stating…...

    33. November 17, 2014

      Forex trade body ACI accepts prospect of exchange-based dealing

      The head of the industry body that represents foreign exchange traders has admitted that a shift to regulated,...

    34. November 17, 2014

      Cameron changes tack on economy amid ‘headwinds’

      For months, David Cameron has painted a radiant picture of the UK recovery. In his autumn conference speech, he boasted...

    35. November 17, 2014

      BoE’s Mark Carney urges banker bonus overhaul

      Bankers’ salaries, not just their bonuses, should be threatened if they break the rules, the Bank of England governor has...

    36. November 17, 2014

      BoE chiefs send warning on disinflation

      Two of the most senior Bank of England officials have made it clear that they are a long way from increasing interest rates...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Eurozone policy makers braced for weak growth figures

      The economic strategy of eurozone leaders is set to come under renewed pressure on Friday, with gross domestic product data...

    38. The World

      November 12, 2014

      Live blog: Bank of England quarterly inflation report

      Mark Carney, governor, unveiled the Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the UK economy and gave further guidance on the...

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