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  • Can the UK keep up its growth momentum?  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    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.

  • 'I'd be happy to be in Carney's shoes': Pro  Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    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  Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    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  Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    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.

  • UK economy records fastest growth in 6 years Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 4:31 AM ET

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

  • 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.

  • Carney won't be 'railroaded' on rates: BAE's Carr Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
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    The Bank of England will not be "railroaded" into lifting interest rates early, said Roger Carr, the chairman of BAE Systems.

  • 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  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    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?  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • UK housing recovery broadening out: Investec  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

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

  • BoE to raise rates earlier than expected: Pro  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    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  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    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?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

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

  • BoE should have already hiked rates  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    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?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    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'?  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    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?  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

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