Central banks in the Western world have set the scene for an "even bigger version" of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards has claimed.» Read More
Jens Nordvig, global head of FX strategy and co-head of global markets research at Nomura Securities International, talks about "central bank activism" and when central banks will eventually raise rates.
The Bank of England has kept its key base rate at 0.5 percent and left its asset purchase program unchanged at £375 billion.has Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy, gives his reaction.
Discussing recent U.K. pension deficits, Danny Vassiliades, head of investment consulting at Punter Southall, explains how quantitative easing is "exacerbating" the situation.
Simon Wells, chief UK economist at HSBC, talks about the possibility of U.K. spending cuts and explains why the upcoming U.K. election will be an "unusual" one.
Ahead of the Bank of England rate decision, Simon Wells, chief UK economist at HSBC explains that the oil price drop had a lot to do with the hawks in the BoE reversing their previous decision.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist with Berenberg Bank, says the Bank of England is under more pressure to tighten than ease at Thursday's meeting.
Discussing spending cuts in the U.K., Paul Johnson, director at IFS, says the difference in policy between Labour and the Conservatives hasn't been this wide since 1992.
Discussing Greece, Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for international economics & former BoE MPC member, says that "in the short term," Greece and Europe are moving in the right direction. However a short-term loss for Greece will not help Europe in the long-term.
Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for international economics & former BoE MPC member says the issue with Greece is that things aren't going to change. So we should just give them the money rather than just "drag out all of Europe for the sake of a few million euros."
Mark McFarland, gobal chief economist at Coutts, does not expect a rate hike in the U.S. amid a weak labor market, and disinflation feeding through from falling oil prices and a soft euro.
Peter Schaffrik, head of U.K. and European rates at RBC, says the country's economy is "ticking along" at a good pace and this could lead to an interest rate rise before the end of the year.
There was good news for U.K. businesses on Monday, after an influential economic group said a long-awaited uptick in lending would start this year.
Adam Chester, head of UK macroeconomics at Lloyds Bank, shares his thoughts on the latest GDP, data for the UK.
If U.K. consumers continue to keep spending, incentivized by low oil prices, then the Bank of England could hike interest rates sooner than we think, says Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch lists its 15 top trades for 2015, covering currencies, commodities, emerging markets and more.
U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says we shouldn't be overly concerned about today's disappointing inflation data, as the U.K. is seeing a strengthening in its labour market, which should push up inflation.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney may have to write a letter to U.K. Chancellor George Osborne explaining why inflation is so far away from the central bank's target.
The Bank of England has announced that it will keep its main interest rate at 0.5 percent. Anthony O'Brien, co-head of European rates strategy at Morgan Stanley, says he expects rates to rise before the end of 2015.
Ahead of the Bank of England rate decision, Jacob Nell, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, says a rate hike will be pushed back to this year's fourth quarter because of the lower outlook for U.K. inflation, and euro zone deflation.