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  1. September 16, 2014

    Bank of England signals dim view of household debt

    The Bank of England has signalled that it is minded to take a dim view of household borrowing in future, blaming the...

  2. The A-List

    July 9, 2014

    Does the Bank of England still have an independent monetary policy committee?

    Since Mark Carney took over from Lord King as governor of the Bank of England a year ago, the members of the Monetary Policy...

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  1. July 7, 2014

    Gilt strategists look for Carney’s Maradona feint

    British homebuyers who pay attention to the UK’s gilt market may be feeling a little anxious right now. Last month Mark...

  2. June 17, 2014

    Bank of England bucks jobs loss trend by adding 581 to payroll

    The Bank of England has bucked the trend of job losses among public servants, adding almost 30 per cent to its headcount...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why the housing bubble tanked the economy and the tech bubble didn’t. - A response to Sufi and...

  4. April 11, 2014

    Are men’s shirt collars an economic indicator?

    Collars and dollars Style watchers are likely to be familiar with that barometer of economic strength known as the hemline...

  5. March 27, 2014

    Osborne faces questions over Co-op’s Lloyds bid

    George Osborne is facing fresh questions over whether he put undue pressure on Lloyds Banking Group to sell a portfolio of...

  6. January 24, 2014

    Davos shows Mark Carney’s style as BoE governor

    The change of style under the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney was on full display this week in Davos. While his...

  7. November 12, 2013

    Mark Carney brings luck of the Irish to BoE

    Since his arrival as governor of the Bank of England in July Mark Carney has had the luck of the Irish, enjoying rising...

  8. November 7, 2013

    RBS to name Cullinan head of ‘bad bank’

    Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to announce that it has persuaded Rory Cullinan, the head of its now defunct “non-core”...

  9. October 30, 2013

    Mark Carney is wise to nurture the City’s future in finance

    Few things are as alluring as optimism and Mark Carney sees the banking glass as half-full. The Bank of England governor has...

  10. October 25, 2013

    Carney’s change of tone signals outbreak of peace with City

    Mark Carney was always seen in the Treasury as the new broom that would sweep away the peculiarities that went unquestioned...

  11. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses failed to extend the momentum seen in the US, as concerns of a liquidity squeeze in China continued...

  12. October 24, 2013

    Central banks need to ‘keep up’ with markets says Mark Carney

    The Bank of England, Mark Carney said on Thursday night, is open for business. The governor’s message to the City was clear....

  13. Money Supply

    October 24, 2013

    Mark Carney speaks live at the Bank of England and Financial Times event

    Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced a dramatic easing of the central bank’s attitude towards...

  14. October 17, 2013

    Extracts from the 2013 shortlist

    The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers (UK subtitle); Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire (US...

  15. August 28, 2013

    Carney takes cue from rock music

    For a man dubbed the “rock star” of central banking, it was a fitting quip. While his predecessor Lord King often peppered...

  16. August 28, 2013

    Mark Carney’s words fail to quell expectations of rate rise

    Mark Carney failed to push back expectations of an increase in borrowing costs, despite stressing that the Bank of England...

  17. August 26, 2013

    MPs step up campaign for break-up of RBS

    MPs are stepping up their campaign for a break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland amid suspicions in Westminster that RBS and...

  18. August 15, 2013

    Mervyn King leaving gifts include portrait costing £10,000

    Lord King, former governor of the Bank of England, was given three send-offs when he left Threadneedle Street last month, in...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    August 14, 2013

    Mervyn King's Bank of England leaving present

    Diana Blakeney/PA/Bank of England On stepping down as governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King was presented with this...

  20. 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...

  21. August 11, 2013

    Summers or Yellen? The best Obama can do is toss a coin

    Here is a small heresy. The brouhaha about Barack Obama’s choice for the next chair of the US Federal Reserve is in inverse...

  22. August 7, 2013

    Carney starts with deference not swagger

    For a man touted as the nearest thing the staid world of central banking has to a rock star, Mark Carney displayed little of...

  23. August 4, 2013

    Treasury officials seek an exit from Help to Buy scheme

    Insurers would take on £12bn worth of government-backed mortgages under plans being considered by Treasury officials as they...

  24. July 30, 2013

    Mark Carney’s risky revolution

    Since his appointment as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has made it clear he intends to change the way the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - No to Summers, part one. - No to Summers, part two. - No to Summ–but pessimistic all the same. -...

  26. July 22, 2013

    Mervyn King to join NYU as visiting professor

    Sir Mervyn King, the former Bank of England governor, has accepted a visiting professorship at New York University. Sir...

  27. July 11, 2013

    George Osborne defends Help to Buy scheme

    George Osborne told MPs on Thursday the government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme was endorsed by Sir Mervyn King, then Bank...

  28. July 5, 2013

    Mervyn King has Lunch with the FT: interview transcript

    A transcript of an interview for Lunch with the FT between Sir Mervyn King, then outgoing governor of the Bank of England,...

  29. July 4, 2013

    Sterling tumbles as Carney signals policy shift

    The Bank of England told financial markets on Thursday they were wrong in expecting interest rate hikes relatively soon, in...

  30. Gavyn Davies

    June 30, 2013

    Challenges and choices for Carney

    Mark Carney will stride into Threadneedle Street on Monday morning, the most powerful governor of the Bank of England since...

  31. June 28, 2013

    Will he be Mr Governor or will he make it Mark?

    Past the doormen in top hats and pink tails, through the mausoleum-like entrance and beyond a flowered courtyard cut out of...

  32. June 28, 2013

    The list: women on banknotes and other currency controversies

    With Sir Winston Churchill replacing Elizabeth Fry as the new face of the £5 note, the Queen will now be the only woman to...

  33. June 28, 2013

    Sir Mervyn bows out with mixed legacy

    Sir Mervyn King is renowned for fretting about his legacy, but in public says the matter is for others to judge. He has...

  34. June 28, 2013

    King’s reign ends – would anyone have done better?

    Follow certain people and organisations on Twitter and you’ll find they have barely a good word to say about Sir Mervyn...

  35. June 27, 2013

    A change of guard at the Old Lady

    Twenty-two years after crossing the threshold at the Bank of England, and 10 years since becoming governor, Sir Mervyn King...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    FT markets round-up:“Efforts by global central bankers to reassure markets that there would be no rush away from...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Noah Smith posts some links related to our Abenomics podcast with him. - The Fannie and Freddie...

  38. June 26, 2013

    Banker lobbying ‘destabilises’ effective UK regulation

    Lobbying by bankers is “destabilising” efforts to build a regulatory system that can protect financial stability, the head...

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