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  • Watch out for the challenger banks Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Watch out for the challenger banks

    Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth Bank, talks about the impact of challenger banks on the economy.

  • UK bank levy will be reviewed next month: Pro Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    UK bank levy will be reviewed next month: Pro

    Andrew Naylor, executive director at Cicero Group, discusses the debate over the U.K. bank levy.

  • BoE's Carney calls for new penalties for market abuse Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 5:55 PM ET

    Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, announced looming harsher sentences for bankers guilty of market abuse on Wednesday.

  • Mark Carney to talk tough on market abuse Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Mark Carney to talk tough on market abuse

    Catherine Boyle discusses what Mark Carney and George Osborne are set to announce in their Mansion House speeches.

  • Bank of England holds rates; analysts mull hike date Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Businessmen pass red buses outside the Bank of England in London.

    The U.K. central bank kept monetary policy unchanged, as analysts pondered when interest rates might finally be raised.

  • Bank of England leaves rates unchanged Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bank of England leaves rates unchanged

    The Bank of England opted to leave its main interest rate at a record low of 0.5 percent.

  • Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling

    Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management, says the tone from the Bank of England's minutes isn't aligned with recent mixed data. She also explains why there's a buying opportunity in the pound against the Japanese yen.

  • The U.S. dollar hit a more than three-month low against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales data.

  • A 'much more realistic' BoE forecast Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    A 'much more realistic' BoE forecast

    Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, gives her instant reaction to the Bank of England's inflation report.

  • BoE's Carney: Housing activity is softer Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    BoE's Carney: Housing activity is softer

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle asks the Bank of England Governor about the U.K. housing market in relation to the Bank of England raising rates.

  • BoE: Inflation back at 2% in 2 years Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    BoE: Inflation back at 2% in 2 years

    Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, talks about its new report on U.K. inflation.

  • Bank of England holds rates; hike seen sooner Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Businessmen pass red buses outside the Bank of England in London.

    The U.K. central bank kept monetary policy unchanged on Monday, as the stronger-than-expected Conservative electoral victory refocused markets on the possible date of the first interest rate hike.

  • BOE will need to raise rates in 2016: Economist Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    BOE will need to raise rates in 2016: Economist

    While wage growth remains low, rapidly-diminishing slack in the economy means that the Bank of England will have to hike rates soon, says Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank.

  • Bank of England admits ‘error’ on bond sales data Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    The Bank of England, London

    The U.K. central bank has owned up to a “clerical error” that caused it to publish incorrect figures on debt sales for two months.

  • UK growth data was 'disappointing' Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK growth data was 'disappointing'

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS, says that the British economy looks "meaningfully weaker" than the Bank of England's indicates.

  • Dollar firms slightly on jump in US home sales Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Euro

    The dollar edged upward after a jump in U.S. home sales data lifted expectations Federal Reserve policymakers may soon hike interest rates.

  • UK rate hike debate Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK rate hike debate

    John Wraith of UBS talks about the Bank of England and its future decisions when it comes to a rate hike, especially with expectations of a loose government coalition.

  • How the UK elections may impact rates Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    How the UK elections impacts BoE rates

    Michael Sneyd, FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says that he thinks the Bank of England will hike rates sooner than analysts predict. However, the timing depends on the U.K. election outcome, he says.

  • Bank of England holds firm ahead of tight UK election Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Businessmen pass red buses outside the Bank of England in London.

    The Bank of England kept policy unchanged on Thursday, as investors focused their attention on next month’s too-close-to-call general election.

  • BoE rate remains unchanged Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    BoE rate remains unchanged

    The Bank of England has kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.5 percent.