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  • 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.

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, and Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, react to the Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates at 0.5 percent.

  • BoE to hike rates in November? Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    BoE to hike rates in November?

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg U.K., discuss the likely timing of the Bank of England's first rate hike.

  • UK housing bubble? Still too early to tell Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    UK housing bubble? Still too early to tell

    Susan Emmett, research director at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market and says the strong growth in prices in London is starting to filter through to the rest of the country.

  • Britain could do well outside the EU: Pro Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Britain could do well outside the EU: Pro

    Roger Bootle, managing director at Capital Economics, says Britain's economy will perform well even if it exits the European Union.

  • BoE meetings to be more interesting: Pro Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    BoE meetings to be more interesting: Pro

    David Tinsley, U.K. economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the minutes of the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting and says that, with unemployment falling, these get-togethers could get "more interesting" and "fractured."

  • BoE rate hikes will be very cautious: Pro Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    BoE rate hikes will be very cautious: Pro

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International and Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discuss what the "new normal" for U.K. interest rates will be once they start rising.

  • BoE shake-up won't affect rate decision: Pro Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET
    BoE shake-up won't affect rate decision: Pro

    George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says the new appointments at the Bank of England will not significantly affect the timing of the first interest rate rise.

  • Lot of spare capacity in UK: Pro Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Lot of spare capacity in UK: Pro

    Simon Baptist, chief economist at EIU, says that while both manufacturing and services PMI for the U.K. are down in March, they remain at very "healthy" levels.

  • Carney warns on interest rates amid BoE shake-up Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:08 AM ET
    Carney warns on interest rates amid BoE shake-up

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on the change of personnel at the Bank of England amid a shake-up of the bank aimed at changing the image of the institution.

  • 'Great choices' for BoE: Posen Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 5:33 AM ET
    'Great choices' for BoE: Posen

    Adam Posen, president at the Peterson institute for International Economics reacts to the Bank of England's announcement that it had named Nemat Shafik and Ben Broadbent as Deputy Governors.

  • Who could be the BoE's next deputy governor? Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 3:17 AM ET
    Who could be the BoE's next deputy governor?

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the candidates who could be hired as the Bank of England's fourth deputy governor with the responsibility for oversight of markets and banking standards.

  • BoE needs 'fundamental change' in structure: Lawmaker Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:55 AM ET
    BoE needs 'fundamental change' in structure: Lawmaker

    John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, says the Bank of England's structure needs to change after the governor of the central bank was grilled by British members of parliament on allegations of currency manipulation.

  • BoE bolsters oversight with new deputy governor: Carney

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the bank will appoint a new deputy governor to conduct a "root and branch review" of how the central bank conducts "market intelligence".

  • BoE had no information staff knew about FX fixing: Carney

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells an influential committee of British parliament members that there was no information to suggest any Bank of England officials colluded or condoned any currency market manipulation. manipulation.

  • 'High uncertainty' around UK monetary policy: Pro Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    'High uncertainty' around UK monetary policy: Pro

    Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, discusses how a "high degree of uncertainty" around the Bank of England's monetary policy could have an effect on sterling.

  • BoE's Carney in for a rough ride? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    BoE's Carney in for a rough ride?

    CNBC's U.K. business editor Helia Ebrahimi, discusses the topics Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have to face in front of a parliamentary committee Tuesday.

  • Politicians to quiz Carney over forex probe Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:43 AM ET
    Politicians to quiz Carney over forex probe

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the Bank of England's review into allegations that some of its staff were aware of forex manipulation, ahead of Governor Mark Carney's appearance before politicians on Tuesday.