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  • Osborne gives Bank of England new mortgage powers Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer.

    British finance minister George Osborne gave the BoE stronger powers to curb mortgage lending and reduce the risks of the housing market.

  • Investors await ECB decision Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Investors await ECB decision

    The Europeans need to build confidence back into the system, says Charles Kantor, Neuberger Berman, talking with Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, about what the ECB needs to do to boost the euro zone economy.

  • UK economy not that 'fantastic': Pro Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    UK economy not that 'fantastic': Pro

    David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that the U.K. "rosy environment" is priced in and that it is not the "fantastic story" people think it is.

  • Mario Draghi's banking problems Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:38 AM ET
    Mario Draghi's banking problems

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on whether ECB President Mario Draghi is likely to unveil stimulus measures that will give the euro zone economy a lift.

  • UK housing: What can the BoE do? Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    UK housing: What can the BoE do?

    Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills and James Sproule, chief economist at the Institute of Directors, discuss the U.K. housing market and the impact BoE measures have had or could have.

  • BoE: Focus is on the housing market Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:53 AM ET
    BoE: Focus is on the housing market

    Investors should expect the housing market to be in focus at the Bank of England's June meeting, but a rate hike is not on the cards, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.

  • UK growth could reach 7-year high in 2014: BCC Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    The U.K. economy will expand at its fastest rate this year since 2007, according to forecasts by the BCC out on Friday.

  • Rising interest rates: Who should you listen to? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 9:30 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    Speculation over when Bank of England will raise rates has started to loom but investors are not preparing for a decision any time soon.

  • Time to take profit on sterling? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Time to take profit on sterling?

    Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, says he is "constructive" on sterling.

  • UK has 'a lot of hidden unemployment': Pro Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK has 'a lot of hidden unemployment': Pro

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the U.K. economy and how there is still slack in the labor market.

  • The euro steadied against the dollar on Wednesday and rebounded from a 16-month trough against the British pound.

  • BoE has 'steady hands': Pro Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 6:26 AM ET
    BoE has 'steady hands': Pro

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, comments on the Bank of England's Inflation Report, saying the bank has a "steady hand" and looks at the breakdown of unemployment "very closely."

  • Exchange rate to affect pace of UK recovery: Carney Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 6:08 AM ET
    Exchange rate to affect pace of UK recovery: Carney

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, discusses the impact of the exchange rate on the U.K. recovery.

  • UK economy still faces headwinds: Carney Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 5:33 AM ET
    UK economy still faces headwinds: Carney

    The U.K. economy continues to face headwinds as the financial sector heals and private and public sector balance sheets continue to be repaired, says Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England.

  • UK economy slack falling at fast pace: Pro Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK economy slack falling at fast pace: Pro

    Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, discusses the U.K. economy following the release of the latest unemployment data.

  • BoE rate rise needs to be driven by real economy: CBI boss

    John Cridland, director general of the CBI, says the business body expects the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the first quarter of 2015.

  • UK business needs the 'power' of the EU: CBI boss Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    UK business needs the 'power' of the EU: CBI boss

    John Cridland, director general of the CBI, says British businesses favor staying in the European Union as it provides a strong trading bloc.

  • How will inflation affect the BoE's interest rate hike call?

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, and Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, discuss how inflation influences the Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates.

  • UK housing market sensitive to interest rates: Pro Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    UK housing market sensitive to interest rates: Pro

    Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard, discusses the U.K. housing market and says it is "extremely interest rates sensitive," far more than previously.

  • The Bank of England left interest rates and asset purchases unchanged on Thursday, despite pressure for it to act to cool the housing market.