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  • BoE minutes: Will anyone vote for a rate hike? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    BoE minutes: Will anyone vote for a rate hike?

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at Royal Bank of Scotland, Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, and Richard Kelly, head of European rates at TD Securities, discuss what to expect from the Bank of England's minutes.

  • 'Juice left' in euro zone bonds: Pro Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:49 AM ET
    'Juice left' in euro zone bonds: Pro

    Gianluca Salford, European fixed income strategist at JPMorgan, says he is upbeat on the prospects of the euro zone economy and sees "juice left" in the region's bonds.

  • UK labor market a 'mystery': Pro Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    UK labor market a 'mystery': Pro

    Andrew Lilico, executive director and principal at Europe Economics, says the characteristics of the U.K.'s labor market are a "mystery" to economists.

  • Do markets need to rejig rate expectations? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    After a slew of bad data across the globe, the market may need to rejig its expectations for the end of easy monetary policy, some analysts said.

  • UK housing: BoE can take 'a lot of credit' Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK housing: BoE can take 'a lot of credit'

    Josh Miller, senior economist at RICS, says the Bank of England can take a lot of credit for the softening in U.K. house prices and discusses the outlook for the housing market.

  • Market 'overexcited' about BoE rate hike: Pro Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:45 AM ET
    Market 'overexcited' about BoE rate hike: Pro

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says the market was "overexcited" about the prospects of a U.K. rate hike and discusses the price movement of sterling.

  • BoE should nudge up rates now: Pro Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    BoE should nudge up rates now: Pro

    Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, argues that it is time for the Bank of England to start normalizing rates.

  • BoE guidance 'dull and repetitive': Carney Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:34 AM ET
    BoE guidance 'dull and repetitive': Carney

    Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, defends the central bank's forward guidance and says that it's been "entirely consistent" for months and therefore "dull and repetitive".

  • UK wage growth 'remarkably weak': Carney Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    UK wage growth 'remarkably weak': Carney

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says that although slack in the labor market is being used up faster than expected, productivity and wage growth have been "remarkably weak".

  • Mark Carney on housing market risk Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Mark Carney on housing market risk

    The risk surrounding the U.K. housing market is a "medium term risk" to the economy's recovery, Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England replies to CNBC.

  • BoE faces 'a conundrum': Economist Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    BoE faces 'a conundrum': Economist

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, reacts to the latest U.K. unemployment and wage growth numbers and discusses what it means for the Bank of England.

  • Why is wage growth so low in the UK? Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Why is wage growth so low in the UK?

    Ian Temple, chairman and co-founder of Hydrogen, says there is a rise in U.K. employment and labor participation which hasn't caused upward pressure on wages.

  • The wage growth puzzle facing BoE's Carney Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 1:15 AM ET
    The wage growth puzzle facing BoE's Carney

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, discusses why wages aren't rising in the U.K. and what this could mean for an interest rate hike.

  • 'Comfortable' with UK rate hike if wages rise: Pro Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:05 AM ET
    'Comfortable' with UK rate hike if wages rise: Pro

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, says a rise in wages would make the market "comfortable" with an interest rate rise in the U.K.

  • BoE: Could it be the end of the consensus? Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:05 AM ET
    BoE: Could it be the end of the consensus?

    Martin Beck, senior U.K. economist at Oxford Economics, says that one or two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee could vote in favor of a rate hike on Thursday.

  • Wage growth 'crucial' to UK rate hike: Pro Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    Wage growth 'crucial' to UK rate hike: Pro

    Simon Wells,chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says that until there is a rise in real terms income, the Bank of England will be "cautious" about raising interest rates.

  • BoE to raise rates in November? Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    BoE to raise rates in November?

    Michael Sneyd, foreign exchange strategist at BNP Paribas, comments on the U.K. economy following the release of the latest manufacturing data.

  • Central banks not answer to growth: Ex-BoE head Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Central banks not answer to growth: Ex-BoE head

    Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King, says central banks are not the answer to stimulating global growth.

  • Mark Carney a 'splendid governor': Ex-BoE head Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:15 AM ET
    Mark Carney a 'splendid governor': Ex-BoE head

    Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King, says current governor Mark Carney is "splendid".

  • A BoE August rate hike would be a 'shock': Pro Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    A BoE August rate hike would be a 'shock': Pro

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates in August.