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    1. 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 productivity...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 the...

    2. 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 to...

    3. 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 wage...

    4. 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 England...

    5. 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 deposit...

    6. 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 interest...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 change...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 semantic...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 Monetary...

    13. 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 easing...

    14. 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 entrenched...

    15. 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 how...

    16. 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 in...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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