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  • 'I'd be happy to be in Carney's shoes': Pro

    Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the Bank of England's Mark Carney has not lost credibility through forward guidance and has overseen an economic recovery.

  • Carney's message to Scots: You can't pick and choose

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, and Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discuss Bank of England governor Mark Carney's message to Scotland.

  • BoE's Carney on Scotland-UK currency union

    If Scotland becomes independent and keeps the British pound, the Bank of England would "simply implement whatever monetary arrangements" were negotiated, says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.

  • The British economy recorded its fastest annual growth rate since the start of the financial crisis in 2013, the latest official figures have shown.

  • 'I reject forward guidance is a failure': UK Fin Min

    U.K. finance minister George Osborne says he "completely rejects" that forward guidance is a failure, as the Bank of England nears its 7 percent unemployment threshold to consider hiking interest rates.

  • The Bank of England

    The Bank of England will not be "railroaded" into lifting interest rates early, said Roger Carr, the chairman of BAE Systems.

  • 'Huge mistake' if BoE lowers unemployment threshold: Pro

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, says it would be a "huge mistake" if the Bank of England changed its forward guidance.

  • BoE's Carney rejects cap on bonuses

    The Bank of England's governor Mark Carney expressed concerns about capping bankers' bonuses, just hours after U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said cash bonuses at the Royal Bank of Scotland would be limited to £2,000 ($3,284).

  • Is a housing bubble inflating in the UK?

    Alan Clarke, director for fixed income strategy, banking and markets at Scotiabank, discusses Carney's comments on the U.K's housing market and forward guidance.

  • U.K. housing recovery broadening out: Investec

    Philip Shaw, Chief Economist, Investec says the housing recovery in the U.K. is broadening out.

  • BoE to raise rates earlier than expected: Pro

    Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg UK, highlights that U.K. inflation numbers are "bang on target" and that the Bank of England should therefore hike its rates within the next six to twelve months.

  • The conundrum facing the BoE

    Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, discusses the challenges facing the Bank of England as it moves towards it's 7 percent unemployment threshold.

  • ECB needs to do more than leave rates unchanged: Expert

    Adam Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics president, discusses the challenges for the European Central Bank and growth prospects for the euro zone.

  • BoE leaves rates unchanged: The reaction

    The Bank of England keeps the bank rate unchanged at 0.5%. Allister Heath, editor of City AM, and Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, discuss the decision.

  • Periphery bond rally set to continue?

    Moyeen Islam, associate director at Barclays Capital, says he is "positive" on European periphery bonds.

  • BoE should have already hiked rates

    Allister Heath, editor of City AM, says the Bank of England should have raised interest rates already, calling the low rates "distortionary".

  • Time to abandon forward guidance?

    As the unemployment rapidly approaches the Bank of England's 7 percent threshold, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses whether forward guidance should be abandoned.

  • Is the BoE's forward guidance 'botched up'?

    Andrew Lilico, director at Europe Economics, describes the Bank of England's forward guidance as a "daft idea" that has been "misconceived" from the beginning.

  • What effect will a UK rate hike have on consumers?

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi explains how the effects an interest rate hike could have on U.K. household debt.

  • UK recovery is 'awful long way' away: Economist

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, says the U.K. has come a long way but it still has an "awful long way to go" to improve the state of its economy.