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    1. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      ONS recruits Martin Weale to new economics panel

      Michael Gove declared – now famously – during the Brexit campaign that “people in this country have had enough of...

    2. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      BoE policymakers split on £60bn government QE

      The voting breakdown on the three-pronged stimulus package is as follows from the nine-member monetary policy...

    1. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      BoE launches huge stimulus to mitigate Brexit damage

      The Bank of England has slashed its growth forecasts and launched a huge new stimulus package as it attempts to...

    2. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Post-referendum UK manufacturing PMI deteriorates

      Another sign of the post-Brexit loss in business confidence. Manufacturing activity deteriorated at an even sharper...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Time is not on the Bank of England’s side as it seeks clear sign

      Unintentionally, Martin Weale has done his bit to break the umbilical cord tying forex markets to central banks. In...

    4. 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...

    5. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of key central bank meetings this week

      Tension ahead of important central bank meetings this week are bolstering perceived havens like gold, Treasuries and...

    6. July 26, 2016

      MPC member Martin Weale shifts stance to back stimulus call

      One of the UK’s top monetary policymakers has indicated he has changed his mind after a series of negative business...

    7. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      No urgency to cut interest rates - BoE's Weale

      The Bank of England should consider waiting for more information before cutting interest rates, outgoing MPC member...

    8. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: relative calm

      Following a failed coup, a crackdown by the Turkish authorities has begun. More than 2,700 judges and prosecutors have...

    9. July 10, 2016

      BoE set to cut rates to avert predicted Brexit slowdown

      The Bank of England is set to cut interest rates to new historic lows on Thursday in an attempt to ease the pain of a...

    10. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      BoE's Weale warns of inflation overshoot risk

      Martin Weale, the outgoing member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, says inflation could overshoot...

    11. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Citi economist Saunders to join as BoE rate-setter

      Veteran Citi economist Michael Saunders is join the Bank of England’s rate setting Monetary Policy Committee. Mr...

    12. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      BoE's Weale: tightening "appreciably more likely"

      The UK economy is more likely to need higher interest rates than further monetary stimulus over the next two years,...

    13. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Economic think tank NIESR appoints new boss

      One of Britain’s best known economic think tanks has got a new boss. Jagjit Chadha, currently professor at the...

    14. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Bank of England’s MPC votes 9-0 to hold interest rates

      All nine members of the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee have voted to keep interest rates at...

    15. FT Data

      November 5, 2015

      What to watch for on 'Super Thursday'

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    16. October 6, 2015

      Critic of George Osborne quits as head of NIESR think-tank

      Jonathan Portes has stepped down as director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, as the...

    17. August 14, 2015

      Central bankers should take the plunge and raise interest rates

      Can you remember life before the iPhone? The “revolutionary and magical” product first went on sale in July 2007. It...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. June 25, 2015

      The Bank of England ponders going for a rise

      If one of its policy makers has his way, the UK might be the first major economy to lift its interest rates from the...

    21. June 23, 2015

      Bank of England hawk says prepare for UK rate rise

      The Bank of England should be ready to raise borrowing costs as early as August, a member of its Monetary Policy...

    22. May 20, 2015

      MPC minutes show unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold

      Policy makers voted unanimously to keep UK interest rates on hold in May, with the minutes of the monthly meeting...

    23. May 11, 2015

      Bank of England keeps rates and monetary policy on hold

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has kept interest rates at 0.5 per cent and the stock of assets bought...

    24. April 22, 2015

      BoE hints at rate rise sooner than market expects

      Sterling moved higher on Wednesday as minutes of the Bank of England’s rate-setting meeting contained a hint that rate...

    25. February 18, 2015

      Splits emerge on Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

      There are signs of a three-way split emerging on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee, with one member...

    26. January 20, 2015

      Four reasons why QE will be different in the eurozone

      After much hesitation, the European Central Bank is at last expected to fall in line with the world’s other big central...

    27. December 30, 2014

      UK wage growth to remain weak, says CIPD report

      UK wage growth is likely to remain weak for at least another year because employers are finding it easy to recruit and...

    28. December 17, 2014

      Productivity will make or break the next government

      Hard as it is to ignore, the rapid fall of inflation is an irrelevance for UK economic prospects compared with...

    29. December 17, 2014

      MPC focus remains on wage growth, minutes show

      The majority of members on the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee want to see more evidence of pay growth before...

    30. December 4, 2014

      Bank of England keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold for another month, deciding that subdued inflationary pressures and...

    31. November 19, 2014

      Differences emerge on Bank of England policy group over interest rates

      Divisions are beginning to show within the majority on the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee who want...

    32. October 22, 2014

      High stakes to keep rates low

      Aweak global economic outlook, the eurozone flirting with deflation, British inflation of only 1.2 per cent and paltry...

    33. October 22, 2014

      MPC minutes point to UK interest rates staying on hold

      Expectations that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future have been boosted by a dovish set of Bank of...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Chinese deposit growth, but not as we knew it: The stuttering state of Chinese...

    35. October 17, 2014

      BoE’s Haldane calms homeowner and market fears on rate rises

      A persistent concern among some homeowners and businesses has been that the Bank of England was set on a path of...

    36. September 17, 2014

      Bank of England’s MPC votes to hold interest rates

      The Bank of England appeared no closer to raising interest rates in its September meeting, although its Monetary Policy...

    37. September 4, 2014

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England remains unconvinced of the case for interest rate rises as its rate-setting body voted for no...

    38. August 20, 2014

      MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

      Catch the news about the Monetary Policy Committee out of the corner of your eye, and you’d be mistaken for thinking...

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