Central Banks Bank of England


  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank (ECB) upped its growth forecast for 2014 on Thursday, sending the euro higher, but downgraded its outlook for inflation.

  • Bank of England leaves key interest rate at 0.5%

    Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for the U.K. and Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, react to the Bank of England's decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged.

  • Expectations from BoE after 5 years of historic low rates

    Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses what to expect from the Bank of England's policy announcement on Thursday.

  • Is the BOE rate decision going to be a 'non-event'?

    The Bank of England is due to announce its rate decision on Thursday. Will it be a 'non event' like some analysts have called it to be? CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • Could this be the next BoE Deputy?

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, refuses to give a clear answer on whether or not he had applied for the soon-to-be available position of deputy governor.

  • UK GDP to be revised up: BoE's Broadbent

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, says he expects U.K. GDP forecasts for the second half of 2013 to be revised up.

  • Too much focus on BoE rate hike: Broadbent

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, says people are focusing too much on when - or if - the Bank of England will raise interest rates.

  • UK bond market calm despite BoE policy concern: Pro

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says that the uncertainty with which investors look at the Bank of England's monetary policy is not reflected in U.K. bond yields.

  • UK unemployment rate edges up to 7.2%

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses the U.K.'s employment data after the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2 percent in the three months to December 2013.

  • What does the BoE's dovish statement mean?

    Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays, discusses the outlook ahead for the sterling following the Bank of England's bullish GDP growth revision.

  • Carney's guidance 'wasn't doing anything'

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says it was not detrimental for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to adjust his forward guidance as "it wasn't doing anything anyway."

  • Carney's press conference: The reaction

    Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, discusses his thoughts on Bank of England governor Mark Carney's forward guidance message.

  • Broadening forward guidance makes it complicated: Pro

    Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, discusses the forward guidance issued by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.

  • Forward guidance is working: BoE's Carney

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says forward guidance is working amid a wave of criticism of the governor's flagship policy.

  • BoE's Carney sets out next phase of forward guidance

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says when the central bank has to raise rates it will only do so "steadily", while stimulus to the economy will need to remain "exceptional".

  • The 'simpler the message the better' on guidance: Pro

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says the Bank of England should make its forward guidance message simpler so people can make more sense of it.

  • Bank of England: To raise or not to raise?

    Sir Howard Davies, chairman at The Phoenix Group, and Andrew Lilico, economics fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, disagree on whether the Bank of England will raise its interest rates in 2014.

  • Bank of England: Will it change its forward guidance?

    The Bank of England could update its forward guidance on Wednesday as the U.K. unemployment level, to which the guidance is pegged, fell a lot faster than expected, reports CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi.

  • BoE leaves key interest rate unchanged

    The Bank of England has left its key interest rate unchanged. CNBC's panel discusses what this means for U.K. monetary policy.

  • Can the UK keep up its growth momentum?

    Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS, says the U.K. has enough short-term momentum to maintain its growth pace over the next year but warns that underlying structural issues remain.