Bank of England


  • UK recovery is 'awful long way' away: Economist  Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    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.

  • BoE may skew rate debate back to inflation: PIMCO  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, says the Bank of England has some "tricky messaging ahead" regarding forward guidance, as the unemployment threshold looms.

  • UK gears up for move to plastic banknotes  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:50 AM ET

    The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to announce on Wednesday whether it will switch to plastic banknotes, following a public consultation program on the matter.

  • BoE's growth forecast is 'too optimistic': BCC  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    David Kern, chief economist at British Chambers of Commerce, says that the Bank of England's growth forecast for the U.K. is too "optimistic".

  • John Wraith, rates strategist at Bank of America Merill Lynch Global Research, says the U.K.'s economy is not strong enough to cope with higher interest rates.

  • BoE could hike rates before Fed: Soc Gen  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Alain Bokobza, head of global asset allocation at Societe Generale, says an upcoming rise in gilt yields will force the Bank of England to "normalize" monetary policy and push through an interest rate hike in 2015 before the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Why the UK housing market will keep improving  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, says that the housing market is "on course for an ongoing improvement" and that the impact of the Funding for Lending scheme changes will be minimal.

  • BoE's forward guidance has no value: ICAP  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, says the Bank of England set the unemployment threshold too high.

  • Detailed forward guidance weakens currencies: Pro  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, discusses forward guidance ahead of the European Central Bank and Bank of England's latest policy decisions on Thursday.

  • Funding for Lending impact in UK  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • Funding for Lending to focus on SMEs: Carney  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, announces that the Funding for Lending scheme is to be "refocused" in 2014 away from mortgages and home loans to support businesses, especially SMEs.

  • Santelli Exchange: Central banks 'bought time'  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Discussing whether the central banks around the world have made the best use of their "bought time," with Mark Grant, Southwest Securities. "QE helped to pull the economy up to some extent," he says.

  • Bank of England sees 'uncertainties' in recovery Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    The Bank of England's monetary policy committee has expressed uncertainties over the durability of the U.K.'s recovery.

  • UK economy 'doing very well': Economist  Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the key thing to look for in the Bank of England's minutes is a sense that a rise in interest rates "won┬┐t happen anytime soon."

  • CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi questions the Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney on mortgage approvals and the weight of the U.K.'s housing market on the economy.

  • Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, states that the Bank now expects the inflation target to be reached a year earlier than previously forecast and for the unemployment rate threshold to be hit by the end of 2015.

  • More strength in UK recovery than people think: CBI  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 2:45 AM ET

    Stephen Gifford, director of economics at CBI, says that the optimism across several sectors and output growth shows that the UK economy is getting stronger.

  • Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, discusses the U.K. economy ahead of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, as inflation falls to its lowest level in over a year.

  • BoE move would have been 'outstanding'  Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.

  • BoE keep rates unchanged at 0.50%  Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Duncan Weldon, senior economist at the Trade Union Congress, and Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discuss the Bank of England's interest rate decision.