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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.
Douglas McWilliams, executive chairman of the Center for Economics and Business Research, says that business sentiment is improving in the U.K. as a slow recovery takes place.
The Bank of England governor is pushing ahead with a strategic review of the central bank's resources, appointing McKinsey and Deloitte.
Simon Hayes, chief U.K. economist at Barclays and Jonathan Portes, director of the NIESR, agree that the Bank of England should keep its current "policy setting" untouched for a while.
David Kern, chief economist at the British Cambers of Commerce, says the U.K. needs the Bank of England to keep interest rates low for a while.
Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes Fund Managers, questions the effectiveness of forward guidance and says that the Bank of England has made monetary policy too complex.
Andrew Sentance, former Bank of England MPC member, says that the central bank should gradually increase interest rates now or face a steep hike in the future which would damage the economy.
It looks like it's steady as she goes when the U.K. central bank's monetary policy committees meets this Thursday, said analysts.
Nizam Idris, MD, Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies, Macquarie explains why he believes the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen will remain stable as long as market uncertainties remain.
Greg Clark, Member of Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury of the U.K., says his group is working to develop global financial regulations to establish investor trust in financial markets again.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, discusses forward guidance and explains why the ECB might have the "most effective" version.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, reacts to the Bank of England's minutes and highlights the Bank is in "wait and see" mode and won't change its policy "any time soon".
Big doubts remain about whether a U.K. recovery that's been helped by housing and a consumer upturn can lead to strong investment-led growth.
Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, expects U.K. inflation to remain high heading into winter and discusses the Bank of England ahead of Wednesday's minutes.
Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.
Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Banking Group, talks about the impact of the U.K.'s forward guidance on the credit market which remains "very skeptical" of its effectiveness.
Bank England Governor Mark Carney said the central bank was ready to act if the U.K.'s fledgling recovery failed to materialize.
Francesco Garzarelli, co-head of global macro & markets research at Goldman Sachs, discusses the impact the Bank of England's forward guidance has had on volatility and on bond yields.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that U.K. bond yields surged on Thursday because the Bank of England did not release a statement following its rate decision.