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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. August 20, 2014

      MPC dissenters still seen as outliers unable to shift policy

      It seems dissent is back in fashion at the Bank of England. Rune watchers no longer need to speculate about the...

    22. August 20, 2014

      A split emerges in Threadneedle St

      In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

    23. August 20, 2014

      Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

      The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine...

    24. July 23, 2014

      Bank of England rates decision becoming ‘more balanced’

      Members of the Bank of England’s rate setting committee voted unanimously this month to keep rates and quantitative...

    25. June 5, 2014

      Bank of England holds rates and QE

      The Bank of England has held interest rates at record lows as it waits for the economic recovery to become more...

    26. May 28, 2014

      Spotlight falls on unlikely rebel

      Martin Weale feels a weight of responsibility as he sits in his wood-panelled office in the Bank of England and ponders...

    27. May 28, 2014

      MPC member urges UK rate rise ‘sooner’ rather than later

      Britain needs to start raising interest rates sooner rather than later if it wants to avoid sharp and painful increases...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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:...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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