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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. September 22, 2015

      Central banks have made the rich richer

      Labour’s new shadow chancellor has got at least one thing right. Amid the brickbats thrown at John McDonnell, there is...

    6. September 22, 2015

      Hedge fund co-founder backs Corbyn’s ‘people’s QE’

      Jeremy Corbyn has found an unlikely supporter for one of the leftwing Labour leader’s main economic policies: from the...

    7. September 17, 2015

      Shine some new light upon the Old Lady

      The remarkable power accorded to central banks inspires two opposite reactions. The first is an angry awe at the sheer...

    8. September 4, 2015

      Bank of England’s QE through the looking glass

      Next Monday the Bank of England will dish out £38bn to the holders of 4.75 per cent UK Treasury 2015 stock as it...

    9. The Exchange

      August 24, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn's 'people's QE' scheme misses the point

      Jeremy Corbyn’s “people’s QE” scheme has been widely discussed in the media. In fact, the key policy of the UK’s...

    10. August 13, 2015

      People’s quantitative easing — no magic

      Although Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal of “people’s quantitative easing” is described in his economic manifesto as only “an...

    11. August 13, 2015

      Advocate of Corbyn’s key economic policy predicts new crisis

      The man behind Jeremy Corbyn’s most eye-catching economic policy says the Labour leadership hopeful’s plan will only...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold in the face of mixed signals about the strength of the UK recovery....

    13. 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...

    14. April 9, 2015

      Cameron first PM since 1950s to enjoy whole term with no rate rise

      David Cameron has become the first UK prime minister since Clement Attlee in the 1940s and 1950s to serve a whole term...

    15. March 10, 2015

      ‘Foolish’ to cut interest rates, says Mark Carney

      Mark Carney says it would be “foolish” to cut interest rates or expand quantitative easing in response to falling oil...

    16. February 5, 2015

      BoE keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold, demonstrating no rush to end five years of ultra-low...

    17. January 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates and policy on hold

      The first UK interest rate rise in more than five years remains a distant prospect, as the Bank of England voted to...

    18. January 4, 2015

      A handy tool — but not the only one in the box

      Richard Koo has a big hammer: it is the idea of the “balance sheet recession” — which happens when the indebted focus...

    19. December 10, 2014

      Look, no gilts: why ECB should ape BoE

      How many gilts did the Bank of England buy during its quantitative easing programme? Trick question: the Bank of...

    20. November 21, 2014

      Bank of England to probe whether staff helped rig money auctions

      The Bank of England has opened a formal investigation into whether its officials knew of – and even facilitated – the...

    21. November 10, 2014

      Printing money to fund deficit is the fastest way to raise rates

      What is the right course for monetary policy? The International Monetary Fund seems to answer with forked tongue. Its...

    22. October 31, 2014

      Farewell to the Fed’s QE3, a monetary job well done

      The Federal Reserve this week quietly ended its third bout of quantitative easing, an experiment that contrived to...

    23. October 24, 2014

      The risk that QE will generate inequality

      It was inevitable that two of the greatest obsessions of the economics world – inequality and quantitative easing –...

    24. October 21, 2014

      Debate rages on quantitative easing’s effect on inequality

      Since quantitative easing began in the US, Japan and UK, their central banks have created billions of dollars, yen and...

    25. August 7, 2014

      Bank of England keeps rates and QE programme on hold

      The Bank of England has left interest rates at their historic low of 0.5 per cent and will maintain its stock of gilts...

    26. July 10, 2014

      Bank of England holds rates and QE

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee kept interest rates and monetary policy on hold, judging that slack in...

    27. June 27, 2014

      The BoE’s biggest test is yet to come

      When the US housing and credit bubble burst in 2008, there were some hard lessons, but they were clear. Asset bubbles...

    28. June 13, 2014

      Carney’s journey from dove to hawk

      Barely a year ago, the prospect of the Bank of England raising interest rates seemed remote. The strength of the UK...

    29. 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...

    30. May 21, 2014

      Low rates for a long time is a perilous promise

      The good thing about central bankers promising low rates for a long time is it should encourage businesses to take...

    31. May 8, 2014

      Bank of England votes to keep rates and QE on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent and its bond-buying programme unchanged. In its...

    32. April 10, 2014

      Bank of England maintains course on rates and QE

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday, with the base rate at...

    33. Andrew Smithers

      March 25, 2014

      When should UK interest rates rise?

      “When will the Bank of England raise interest rates?” is the usual question. “When should it?” is the important one....

    34. March 20, 2014

      Former Credit Suisse bonds trader fined and banned in UK

      A senior bond trader formerly at Credit Suisse has been banned by the UK financial watchdog and fined £663,000 in a...

    35. March 5, 2014

      Criticism of BoE monetary policy appears unfounded

      Monetary policy has created winners and losers since the Bank of England first set an interest rate in 1694 but rarely...

    36. March 5, 2014

      Merits of Bank of England’s QE still spark debate five years on

      The most extraordinary experiment in the Bank of England’s 300-year history marked its fifth birthday on Wednesday,...

    37. March 5, 2014

      The BoE’s big test is yet to come

      Before the Great Recession, monetary policy in the UK was hardly creative. The Bank of England was in charge of a...

    38. March 5, 2014

      Five years at 0.5 per cent

      Five years ago today, the Bank of England cut its base rate to 0.5 per cent and embarked on the first phase of...

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