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  • UK economy 'fragile', couldn't cope with higher rates: Pro

    John Wraith, rates strategist at Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Research, says the U.K.'s economy is not strong enough to cope with higher interest rates.

  • BoE could hike rates before Fed: Soc Gen Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:15 AM ET
    BoE could hike rates before Fed: Soc Gen

    Alain Bokobza, head of global asset allocation at Societe Generale, says an upcoming rise in gilt yields will force the Bank of England to "normalize" monetary policy and push through an interest rate hike in 2015 before the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Why the UK housing market will keep improving Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Why the UK housing market will keep improving

    James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, says that the housing market is "on course for an ongoing improvement" and that the impact of the Funding for Lending scheme changes will be minimal.

  • BoE's forward guidance has no value: ICAP Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:45 AM ET
    BoE's forward guidance has no value: ICAP

    Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, says the Bank of England set the unemployment threshold too high.

  • Detailed forward guidance weakens currencies: Pro Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Detailed forward guidance weakens currencies: Pro

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, discusses forward guidance ahead of the European Central Bank and Bank of England's latest policy decisions on Thursday.

  • Funding for Lending impact in UK Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Funding for Lending impact in UK

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • Funding for Lending to focus on SMEs: Carney Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 5:35 AM ET
    Funding for Lending to focus on SMEs: Carney

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announces that the Funding for Lending scheme is to be "refocused" in 2014 away from mortgages and home loans to support businesses, especially SMEs.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central banks 'bought time' Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Central banks 'bought time'

    Discussing whether the central banks around the world have made the best use of their "bought time," with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities. "QE helped to pull the economy up to some extent," he says.

  • Bank of England sees 'uncertainties' in recovery Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    The Bank of England's monetary policy committee has expressed uncertainties over the durability of the U.K.'s recovery.

  • UK economy 'doing very well': Economist Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    UK economy 'doing very well': Economist

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the key thing to look for in the Bank of England's minutes is a sense that a rise in interest rates "won┬┐t happen anytime soon."

  • Don't expect a 'constant acceleration' in housing: BoE's Carney

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi questions the Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney on mortgage approvals and the weight of the U.K.'s housing market on the economy.

  • Inflation target to be reached a year early: BoE's Carney Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Inflation target to be reached a year early: BoE's Carney

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, states that the Bank now expects the inflation target to be reached a year earlier than previously forecast and for the unemployment rate threshold to be hit by the end of 2015.

  • More strength in UK recovery than people think: CBI Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 2:45 AM ET
    More strength in UK recovery than people think: CBI

    Stephen Gifford, director of economics at CBI, says that the optimism across several sectors and output growth shows that the UK economy is getting stronger.

  • Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014? Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, discusses the U.K. economy ahead of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, as inflation falls to its lowest level in over a year.

  • BoE move would have been 'outstanding' Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    BoE move would have been 'outstanding'

    Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.

  • BoE keep rates unchanged at 0.50% Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    BoE keep rates unchanged at 0.50 percent

    Duncan Weldon, senior economist at the Trade Union Congress, and Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discuss the Bank of England's interest rate decision.

  • Former BoE MPC member discusses rate hike prospect Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Former BeO MPC member discusses rate hike prospect

    Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discusses the "knockouts" for a rate hike and whether unemployment is a good indicator for when to increase interest rates.

  • Higher interest rates from BoE a long way off: Pro Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Higher interest rates from BoE a long way off: Pro

    George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, says that the Bank of England will most likely raise interest rates towards the end of 2015.

  • Remedy for the UK economy? Don't ask Carney! Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 12:41 AM ET
    Remedy for the UK economy?  Don't Ask Carney!

    Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates explains why Mark Carney isn't that best person to ask about how to fix the British economy.

  • UK growth momentum is picking up Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK growth momentum is picking up

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, discusses the U.K. economy and expects unemployment to fall faster than the Bank of England anticipates.