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  • Watchful for signs of persistence in low inflation: BOE

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney explains why low inflation predominantly comes from the sharp fall in commodity prices globally.

  • Carney: Challenges facing the UK Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:01 AM ET
    Carney: The challenges facing the UK

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney says global financial conditions have deteriorated significantly, with all of the effects posing a downside risk to the U.K.

  • Could the Bank of England cut rates? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:37 AM ET
    Could the Bank of England cut rates?

    Ross Walker, U.K. economist at RBS, says the BoE would consider an interest rate cut if growth and business confidence fell.

  • What is Super Thursday? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:26 AM ET
    SuperThursday Explainer

    It's Super Thursday in the U.K. and all eyes are on the Bank of England. Why? Here's your cheat sheet.

  • Sterling sell-off will continue: Englander Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:46 AM ET
    We'll continue to see the sterling sell-off: Englander

    Steven Englander, global head of G10 FX strategy at Citi, discusses how the Bank of England and Brexit referendum are affecting sterling.

  • Here’s what is rocking European banks Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 6:41 AM ET
    The headquarters of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, the oldest surviving bank in the world and Italy's third-largest bank.

    2016 is proving a difficult year for European banks, as the industry grapples with nonperforming loans, rocky markets, increasing regulation and EM volatility.

  • The BoE will raise rates in August: Economist Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 3:30 AM ET
    The BoE will raise rates in August: Economist

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, expects there will be enough evidence of domestic inflation for the Bank of England to raise interest rates by August.

  • May still expected date for rate hike Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    May still expected date for rate hike

    Jacob Nell, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, says he expects the Bank of England to raise interest rates in May, although the U.K. referendum could change this.

  • Have we hit the bottom for sterling? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    Have we hit the bottom of sterling?

    Jacob Nell, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses how the Bank of England's decision to hold rates affects the value of sterling.

  • BOE holds interest rates Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:55 AM ET
    BOE holds interest rates

    The U.K. central bank committee voted 8-to-1 to maintain the current level of interest rates.

  • BOE decision is a holding exercise: UBS economist Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:55 AM ET
    BOE decision is a holding exercise: UBS economist

    David Tinsley, U.K. economist at UBS, says the BOE's decision to keep interest rates unchanged is a holding exercise and a reminder to markets about the strength of the economy.

  • Still serious prospect for BoE hike in 2016: Pro Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:10 AM ET
    Still serious prospect for BoE hike in 2016: Pro

    Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at RBC Capital Markets, explains why “material changes” from the Bank of England are more likely to happen in February, when the inflation report is due.

  • Why the BoE won’t hike in January Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why the BoE won’t hike in January

    The Bank of England (BoE) is meeting for its first monetary policy meeting of 2016 on Thursday, but analysts expect a dovish stance.

  • Bank of England will move in May: Strategist Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    Bank of England will move in May: Strategist

    Geoffrey Yu, investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management, says he thinks the U.K. central bank will not move rates until May and says Carney may lean against dovish tailwinds coming from the U.S. and Europe.

  • Will the Bank of England stay dovish? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 1:50 AM ET
    Will the Bank of England stay dovish?

    Rob Wood, U.K. economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says he expects a dovish announcement from the Bank of England.

  • Dollar advances for 3rd day as risk appetite improves Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 3:48 PM ET

    The dollar rose for a third straight session as gains on Wall Street and calmer financial markets enhanced risk appetite.

  • Could this be the new model for central banks? Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 10:47 AM ET

    The Bank of England should scrap its rate-setting committee and use quantitative easing as its main monetary tool, says a new study.

  • Will asset bubbles burst in 2016? Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Will asset bubbles burst in 2016?

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, says he is concerned by the potential of bubbles to form as a result of central bank monetary policy.

  • Will Bank of England follow Fed rate hike in 2016? Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    With U.K. inflation hovering near zero, an interest rate rise by the BoE looks increasingly less likely to come hot on the heels of the U.S. hike.

  • Fed made the right move: Ex-BOE member Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    Fed made the right move: Ex-BOE member

    Andrew Sentence, ex-Bank of England MPC member and a senior economic adviser at PwC, says the Federal Reserve made the right choice to raise rates, though he suggests they were a little late on the move.