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  • UK interest rate hike a 'bad idea': BCC

    John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says that an interest rate rise in the U.K. would hit spending and affect businesses.

  • UK not ready for rate rise: Pro

    We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • Is BoE forward guidance working?

    Pat McFadden, a U.K. Labour Party politician, discusses the Bank of England's forward guidance, which he says has failed to provide "clarity and certainty".

  • Santelli Exchange: Grading Yellen

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Yra Harris, Praxis Trading partner, discuss how markets test the Fed and grade the performance of Janet Yellen.

  • BoE's Carney: Rockstar to unreliable boyfriend

    As Mark Carney completes a year at the helm of the Bank of England, CNBC's Catherine Boyle looks back at the highs and lows.

  • The dollar looked set for a second week of losses on Friday, after a string of poor U.S. economic data that gave investors no reason to expect higher interest rates soon.

  • UK to be fastest-growing G10 economy this year: Pro

    Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, comments on the U.K GDP data and says the Bank of England should be the first major bank to hike rates.

  • I've been faithful and consistent: BoE's Carney

    The Bank of England has always provided its forward guidance "faithfully and consistently" says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, brushing off "unreliable boyfriend" criticism.

  • BoE unveils mortgage 'affordability test': Carney

    The Bank of England has issued two recommendations to limit risk of household indebtedness with regards to the U.K. housing market says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.

  • BoE has a 'whole range in the arsenal': Pro

    Chris Walker, foreign exchange strategist at Barclays, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was very clear that he "hasn't shown its entire hand" and explains why a rate hike later this year is still possible.

  • Will the Bank of England surprise?

    Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, discusses the macro measures the Bank of England could unveil in an effort to cool down the U.K. housing market.

  • UK housing is cooling down: Economist

    Richard Woolhouse, chief economist at BBA, says the U.K. housing market is cooling down, adding that the Bank of England is likely to hike rates this year.

  • BoE faces 'historic' moment: Pro

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England faces a "historic" moment as it decides how to take the heat out of the U.K.'s housing market.

  • UK earnings growth to accelerate: BoE's Carney

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says that recent U.K. wage data has been softer than the bank had anticipated but that earnings growth should accelerate in the second half of 2014.

  • The Australian and New Zealand dollars both jumped on Monday, after a promising China manufacturing survey.

  • UK interest rate rise will be gradual: Pro

    Jonathan Ashworth, UK Economist at Morgan Stanley, says the interest rate rise in the U.K. is going to be gradual so the economic recovery is not threatened.

  • Will the BoE hike rates in 2014?

    John Hardy, foreign exchange strategist at Saxo Bank, says the market is "aggressively" pricing in a Bank of England rate hike in 2014, and comments on the latest minutes.

  • UK inflation 'undershooting' BoE forecast: Pro

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, says that the U.K. inflation data "is undershooting" the Bank of England's expectations and discusses the timing for a rate hike.

  • BoE will hike interest rates in November: Pro

    Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says the Bank of England will raise interest rates in November, though better data out of the U.K. could bring the hike forward.

  • The dollar was up around a third of a percent against the yen as markets listened to the Bank of Japan's latest comments on policy on Friday.