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    1. July 27, 2016

      How I learnt to love the economic blogosphere

      I once saw a cartoon — I wish I could find it — of an infinite, celestial library. In my mind’s eye, scattered groups...

    2. July 1, 2016

      Summer reading 2016: Economics

      The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse, by Mohamed El-Erian, Yale,...

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    1. Future of the Company

      The business landscape is changing fast, with many past assumptions consigned to the d...
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    1. June 29, 2016

      François Hollande rules out City’s euro clearing role

      The City of London should no longer be able to clear euro-denominated trades, the French president said on Tuesday,...

    2. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Ex-BoE chief Lord King: don't panic over Brexit

      Britain’s exit from the EU is not a simple “doom and gloom” tale for the British economy, the former governor of the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2016

      You can see the computer age everywhere but in the investment statistics

      In case you missed it on Wednesday, Andrew Smithers’ letter to the FT offers a delightfully simple explanation to the...

    4. May 31, 2016

      Central banks as pawnbrokers of last resort

      Will there be another huge financial crisis? As Hamlet said of the fall of a sparrow: “If it be now, ’tis not to come....

    5. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Lowe named as new chief at Australian central bank

      Philip Lowe has been named as successor to Glenn Stevens, and will take over the reins at the Reserve Bank of Australia...

    6. April 28, 2016

      What pawnbrokers can teach central banks

      Three decades ago, the club of triple A-rated American corporate borrowers was a busy place. About 60 big companies,...

    7. April 18, 2016

      Mervyn King quits Aston Villa board

      Mervyn King, the former governor of the Bank of England, has resigned from the board of relegated Premier League...

    8. April 17, 2016

      Don’t let the ‘inflation nutters’ get to you

      After years of what some argue has been monetary policy failure, it seems that central bankers either need to lower...

    9. April 5, 2016

      The enduring certainty of radical uncertainty

      The excellent new book by Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, is inevitably noticed mainly for its...

    10. March 4, 2016

      King’s financial pawnshop for all seasons

      Mervyn King wants to make the job of a central banker more interesting. After what he went through as governor of the...

    11. March 3, 2016

      Uncertainty principles: ‘The End of Alchemy’, by Mervyn King

      The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy, by Mervyn King, Little, Brown, RRP£25/WW...

    12. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Lord Rothschild: we may be in 'eye of a storm'

      Lord Jacob Rothschild has become the latest finance grandee to warn of the considerable risks facing the global economy...

    13. February 29, 2016

      Top 10 hits and misses from Lord King’s list of predictions

      Mervyn King’s prediction that the eurozone will collapse under its own political and economic contradictions raises the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      February 29, 2016

      Markets Live: Monday, 29th February, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:02 on 29 Feb 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    15. February 29, 2016

      Former BoE chief King predicts collapse of the eurozone

      Mervyn King, the former governor of the Bank of England, predicts the collapse of the eurozone in a book published this...

    16. February 25, 2016

      Crisis-era Lloyds chairman defends HBOS deal

      The former chairman of Lloyds Banking Group has said its shareholders “should be grateful” that it did not abandon the...

    17. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Ex-BoE governor Lord King joins Aston Villa

      Struggling Premier League team Aston Villa didn’t do much business in the January transfer window, but has it scored...

    18. January 25, 2016

      Free Lunch: Ask the big question on central banking

      Model or muddle? As a reference for economic policy around the world, Sweden often punches far above its weight. The...

    19. January 19, 2016

      Riksbank review highlights need for change

      Big changes should be made to how Sweden’s central bank targets inflation and financial stability, according to a...

    20. December 18, 2015

      Telling it straight — Mark Carney splits opinion

      Communication with the public and financial markets is a vital element of a modern central banker’s role. “The days...

    21. December 17, 2015

      Focus turns to Carney’s management style

      Men in pink tailcoats and top hats still patrol the huge iron doors of Threadneedle Street. Keys to wind the antique...

    22. December 4, 2015

      Draghi sends clear message to markets

      Mario Draghi got his message across this time. Maybe this was “As Much As It Takes II”. Or maybe his insistence on...

    23. September 30, 2015

      Carney on climate: Central bankers stray from mandate

      Mervyn King, the former Bank of England governor, said “a successful central bank should be boring”. Judging from Mark...

    24. June 26, 2015

      Chance to Shine cricket charity takes guard for ‘second innings’

      In the 10 years since England won a famous Ashes victory against Australia, more than 4,300 state schools have put...

    25. May 13, 2015

      The admirable Engelhardt to leave Admiral with grown-up issues

      When a child grows up, it leaves home. When a business grows up, its parent leaves home. Henry Engelhardt, co-founder...

    26. April 21, 2015

      Governor streets ahead of rivals on London Marathon donations

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney has twice the pulling power of Barclays boss Antony Jenkins — in the charity...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England haunted by crisis decisions

      As the financial crisis unfolded in 2007, the Bank of England was in turmoil, facing a meltdown of the financial sector...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Bangladesh's central banker: QE doesn't work

      Developed country central banks that see quantitative easing as a route to recovery are merely inflating bubbles,...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Will Should the ECB load up on euro denominated equities? - When central bank losses matter....

    30. January 7, 2015

      Bank of England reforms on right track, says Andrew Tyrie

      One of the fiercest critics of Bank of England governance believes that the institution now has the structures in place...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2015

      Your 2007-2009 BoE

      Today we get the minutes of the BoE Court from June 2007- May 2009 (minus a redacted 3 per cent, of course). The...

    32. January 7, 2015

      BoE governing body kept in dark during crisis

      Lord King, the former governor of the Bank of England, kept the governing body of the central bank in the dark on...

    33. November 16, 2014

      NYU School of Law: ‘Oasis’ in Greenwich Village is no remote bubble

      Trevor Morrison, dean of New York University School of Law, describes its campus location as “an oasis”, situated in...

    34. November 10, 2014

      Lehman, the financial crash and the making of history

      As the 2007-2008 financial crisis set in, and the banking system teetered, Mervyn King reminded staff to keep records...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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