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    1. August 23, 2016

      Bank of England’s corporate bond-buying faces uphill climb

      Vodafone wasted no time. Twenty-four hours after the Bank of England announced in early August it would buy...

    2. August 23, 2016

      UK fiscal policy should take over from the printing press

      Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the Bank of England predictably moved to allay any lingering market fears...

    1. August 22, 2016

      Pensions: Low yields, high stress

      The 400,000 savers and members of the Central States Pension Fund, set up in 1955 to provide for truckers in their...

    2. August 19, 2016

      Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of UK government bonds

      It will be hard to better this week’s example of the Alice in Wonderland world that is today’s fixed income market. On...

    3. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Bank of England has more QE success

      The Bank of England has successfully managed to execute its latest day of asset purchases, snapping up £1.17bn of...

    4. August 16, 2016

      BoE hits target with second long-bond purchases

      The Bank of England’s second effort to buy long-dated gilts proved successful on Tuesday as investors took advantage of...

    5. August 15, 2016

      BoE bond-buying need not end badly for markets

      Investors in long maturity UK government bonds are unlikely to quickly forget the joys of last week. It is rare that...

    6. August 12, 2016

      The Bank of England sledgehammer hits limits in the gilts market

      It has taken less than a week for doubts to set in over the Bank of England’s latest set of stimulus policies. Monetary...

    7. August 12, 2016

      Why gilt investors gave the Bank of England the cold shoulder

      Wanted: 30-year gilts, any condition, all offers considered. The Bank of England this week encountered a setback just...

    8. August 11, 2016

      August delivers historic bond rally

      August usually serves up either torpor or a shock event for investors. This summer is being defined by a stunning surge...

    9. August 11, 2016

      Free Lunch: Don't lose sleep over BoE’s aborted shopping spree

      It's impossible to find good bonds these days For those who keep track of these sorts of things, it was a slight shock...

    10. August 11, 2016

      Assessing the impact of the BoE’s economic ‘sledgehammer’

      When the Bank of England announced how it intended to tackle the anticipated economic downturn following the Brexit...

    11. August 10, 2016

      Fears for pensions as gilt yields turn negative

      British government bond yields traded in negative territory on Wednesday, compounding fears that a global collapse in...

    12. August 10, 2016

      Britain’s bond-buying accelerates fall in global borrowing costs

      Britain’s revived programme of mass bond-buying accelerated a fall in global bond yields on Wednesday in the latest...

    13. August 10, 2016

      FT Explainer: BoE bond buying hits turbulence

      The Bank of England’s revival of large-scale bond purchases has already encountered turbulence after owners of...

    14. August 10, 2016

      When no gilt price is too high for the Bank of England

      News that the Bank of England could not find enough sellers of gilts as it embarked on a new bond-buying programme has...

    15. August 10, 2016

      Parliament must probe company pensions crisis, says ex-minister

      The UK’s former pensions minister has called for MPs to launch an inquiry into company pensions, saying they have been...

    16. August 9, 2016

      Bank of England bond-buying programme hits trouble

      The Bank of England’s attempts to boost the UK economy wth a new bond-buying programme ran into trouble on its second...

    17. August 9, 2016

      UK and eurozone benchmark yields fall to record lows

      UK gilt yields and bond benchmarks in Spain and Ireland plumbed all-time lows on Tuesday, as the tailwind from the Bank...

    18. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Bank of England bond buying hits snag

      The Bank of England’s revived QE programme has run into problems on its second day of operations as investors refused...

    19. August 9, 2016

      Sterling under $1.30 on sluggish data and dovish words on policy

      Sterling fell to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday after a signal from a Bank of England policymaker that further...

    20. August 9, 2016

      UK’s ‘kitchen sink’ easing wins investor plaudits for now

      After holding out for seven years, the UK has finally succumbed to a new round of monetary stimulus — joining the...

    21. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Vodafone bond offers glimpse of BoE impact

      To get an idea of the potential impact of the Bank of England’s £10bn corporate bond buying programme, look no further...

    22. August 4, 2016

      The Bank of England has delivered – now for a fiscal response

      Mark Carney had a lot of doubts to dispel as he announced a monetary stimulus to offset the shock of the UK’s vote for...

    23. August 4, 2016

      Record-breaking Bank of England

      Just a day before the Olympic Games begin, the Bank of England decided to break a record of its own, pushing its...

    24. August 4, 2016

      Bank of England cuts rates and renews QE: how markets are reacting

      On Thursday, the Bank of England surprised investors — by meeting every possible expectation. Policymakers announced a...

    25. August 4, 2016

      Carney’s bold move hinges on private confidence for its success

      Good things come to those who wait. The Bank of England wanted to reward the economy’s patience, it seems: while it...

    26. August 4, 2016

      Carney issues stark warning with package to ease Brexit downturn

      The Bank of England launched its biggest stimulus package since the financial crisis on Thursday and said it stood...

    27. August 4, 2016

      I’m from the central bank and I’m here to help

      Among Ronald Reagan’s many laurels as a president, one achievement as a candidate is perhaps overlooked: he popularised...

    28. August 3, 2016

      Pension funds fret over more QE from Bank of England

      Pension funds in the UK have urged the Bank of England to think carefully about the detrimental effect a fresh round of...

    29. July 28, 2016

      Investors weigh arguments for BoE corporate bond buying

      A week from now, Bank of England officials will conclude one of their most important policy meetings of the decade as...

    30. 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...

    31. July 3, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty calls for stable monetary policy

      We have seen momentous political events in the UK over the past 10 days — the referendum decision to leave the EU, the...

    32. May 30, 2016

      Successful central banks focus on greater purchasing power

      The Bank of Japan has now been conducting quantitative easing — the buying of financial assets by a central bank — for...

    33. March 17, 2016

      Bank of England says fall in pound caused by Brexit vote

      The sharp fall in the value of the pound since last autumn has been caused by uncertainty about the upcoming referendum...

    34. January 31, 2016

      We are the QE generation — and it is quite a burden

      Will quantitative easing ever properly end? To put it another way, will quantitative tightening ever start? As some...

    35. December 2, 2015

      The Bank of England is a dove with clipped wings

      How best to characterise the Bank of England’s monetary policy? Closer to the Federal Reserve and on the verge of...

    36. November 15, 2015

      Senior MP warns Bank of England on bond market liquidity

      A decline in the liquidity in the bond market would pose a threat to financial stability, according to a senior...

    37. November 4, 2015

      Time to ask why we are still in the era of ultra-low rates

      The quiet period for Britain’s monetary policy is drawing to an end. Over the next few months, the Bank of England’s...

    38. September 29, 2015

      Corbynomics fuels debate outside radical circles

      John McDonnell set out his platform for a future Labour government in a speech on Monday, hours after announcing a team...

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