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  1. March 20, 2014

    Weale estimates UK has less spare capacity than BoE forecast

    The Bank of England is underestimating how quickly Britain’s economy will reach full capacity and it is impossible to...

  2. March 11, 2014

    MPs expose differences among UK monetary policy makers

    The Bank of England has been censured by MPs for destroying records of its rate-setting meetings, as divisions between its...

  1. March 7, 2014

    The care conundrum – how to pay for your old age

    Longer lives are perhaps the greatest achievement of the past 50 years. Lives that, on average, see men and women carried...

  2. February 25, 2014

    George Osborne under pressure to cut UK taxes as rate rise looms

    George Osborne, chancellor, is under pressure from Tory MPs to use next month’s Budget to announce pre-election tax cuts to...

  3. February 25, 2014

    Osborne ‘relaxed’ about prospect of higher interest rates

    George Osborne said last month that a rise in interest rates would be a “mark of success”, an indication that Britain was...

  4. February 21, 2014

    WhatsApp with world markets?

    After a miserable start to the decade, investors have clearly decided it is time to party again. Confidence is rising: an...

  5. February 20, 2014

    MPC member warns of interest rate rise in 2015

    Britain should prepare for interest rates to rise in spring 2015, according to a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary...

  6. January 23, 2014

    BoE’s Mark Carney signals scrapping of forward guidance

    Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, has signalled that his policy of linking interest rates to the unemployment rate will...

  7. December 11, 2013

    MPC member casts doubt on Bank of England’s forward guidance

    The Bank of England’s policy of forward guidance has not been effective in stimulating the pace of recovery, one of its...

  8. November 15, 2013

    BoE policy maker says inflation expectations now more significant

    What people think will happen to prices in the years ahead matters much more to the Bank of England than it did, because of...

  9. August 25, 2013

    Martin Weale voices concerns over Bank of England guidance

    Bank of England policy makers have the difficult task of kick-starting a recovery without appearing to have gone soft on...

  10. August 14, 2013

    Doubts and dissent over Mark Carney’s big idea

    Investors found more reasons to doubt the Bank of England’s promise to hold rates low for three years on Wednesday,...

  11. August 14, 2013

    Mark Carney faces lone voice of dissent: Who is Martin Weale?

    Martin Weale, the lone dissenter against Mark Carney’s big idea, is an old-fashioned sort of rate-setter. The 58-year old...

  12. August 14, 2013

    Minutes reveal BoE split on forward guidance

    Mark Carney, the new Bank of England governor, faced dissent from within the Monetary Policy Committee on forward guidance,...

  13. April 25, 2013

    What a floating currency gives and what it does not

    The crisis has brought important lessons about the benefits of possessing a freely floating currency. One benefit, UK...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2013

    A Minutes worth of sterling freefall [updated]

    Here’s the dovish BoE minutes that started sterling sliding (click through for the pdf): The minutes put the MPC far closer...

  15. February 16, 2013

    MPC member sees ‘no rebalancing progress’

    Britain has made “no progress with rebalancing” in spite of the most dramatic decline in the value of sterling since the...

  16. November 27, 2012

    King attacked over Treasury surplus swap

    Sir Mervyn King issued a rare apology on Tuesday over the appearance that the Bank of England’s independence to set monetary...

  17. November 20, 2012

    MPC member warns against more easing

    Injecting more stimulus into the UK economy would probably just stoke inflation unless there was also an improvement in the...

  18. Money Supply

    August 10, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  19. June 21, 2012

    Inflation risk less, says Weale

    There is “much less” risk of high inflation becoming entrenched than a few months ago and “appreciably more room for further...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2012

    Bank of England turning dovish

    The minutes from the latest MPC meeting are out, and it seems the doves are gaining ground: Regarding the stock of asset...

  21. Money Supply

    May 23, 2012

    MPC minutes hard to call

    Were the minutes of May’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting, out today, dovish or hawkish? The vote, which left David Miles...

  22. March 1, 2012

    Manufacturers report rise in input costs

    Manufacturers suffered a sudden surge in input costs last month, a survey found, highlighting the risk that rising commodity...

  23. Money Supply

    March 1, 2012

    BoE: great speech marred by Bank secrecy

    Martin Weale, one of the external members of the Monetary Policy Committee, delivered an excellent speech last night on the...

  24. Money Supply

    November 25, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  25. Money Supply

    November 18, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  26. November 17, 2011

    QE convert states the case for stimulus

    There is a “very strong case” for extending the Bank of England’s money-printing operations next year unless the outlook...

  27. Money Supply

    September 27, 2011

    How to spot a banking crisis

    A lot has recently been written on the causes of banking crises. Central banks – many of which have taken on responsibility...

  28. Money Supply

    September 23, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our emails...

  29. September 22, 2011

    UK economy: Rates come into focus as MPC hawks turn dovish

    Homeowners are benefiting from low interest payments on their mortgages, and now traders are also making money on falling...

  30. Money Supply

    September 21, 2011

    BoE minutes: The other policy options

    The minutes of the September Monetary Policy Committee meeting make QE2 a matter of when, not if. However, as FT...

  31. September 18, 2011

    Economic Outlook: On alert for stimulus signs

    The outlook for further stimulus measures will be closely watched by traders this week, with a rate announcement due from...

  32. September 8, 2011

    MPC votes to hold rates and QE

    Britain’s monetary policymakers voted on Thursday to hold interest rates at their current record lows of 0.5 per cent and...

  33. September 4, 2011

    Rate-setters to consider more stimulus

    In a radical change of direction for Bank of England policymakers, discussion at this week’s rate-setting committee meeting...

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2011

    BoE 'hawk' makes call for QE2

    Britain’s weakening economy may require another round of monetary stimulus, according to one of the “hawks” on the Bank of...

  35. August 25, 2011

    MPC member Weale makes call for QE2

    Britain’s weakening economy may require another round of monetary stimulus, according to one of the “hawks” on the Bank of...

  36. August 17, 2011

    Bank more dovish amid signs of slowdown

    The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has edged further away from the idea of raising interest rates as evidence...

  37. June 28, 2011

    MPC conflict over direction hardens

    The split in the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee over direction is hardening, with a number of members...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 22, 2011

    Reasons for a UK QE2 trade

    To the minutes of the last Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting… … specifically paragraph 25 where the majority...

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