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  • 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
    UK economy 'doing very well': Economist

    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."

  • Don't expect a 'constant acceleration' in housing: BoE's Carney

    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.

  • Inflation target to be reached a year early: BoE's Carney

    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
    More strength in UK recovery than people think: CBI

    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
    Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?

    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
    BoE move would have been 'outstanding'

    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
    BoE keep rates unchanged at 0.50 percent

    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.

  • Former BoE MPC member discusses rate hike prospect   Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    Former BeO MPC member discusses rate hike prospect

    Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discusses the "knockouts" for a rate hike and whether unemployment is a good indicator for when to increase interest rates.

  • Higher interest rates from BoE a long way off: Pro   Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Higher interest rates from BoE a long way off: Pro

    George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, says that the Bank of England will most likely raise interest rates towards the end of 2015.

  • Remedy for the UK economy? Don't ask Carney!   Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 12:41 AM ET
    Remedy for the UK economy?  Don't Ask Carney!

    Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates explains why Mark Carney isn't that best person to ask about how to fix the British economy.

  • UK growth momentum is picking up   Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK growth momentum is picking up

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, discusses the U.K. economy and expects unemployment to fall faster than the Bank of England anticipates.

  • Businesses 'loosening purse strings' in UK: CEBR   Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:15 AM ET
    Businesses 'loosening purse strings' in UK: CEBR

    Douglas McWilliams, executive chairman of the Center for Economics and Business Research, says that business sentiment is improving in the U.K. as a slow recovery takes place.

  • Carney hires McKinsey for BoE strategy revamp Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England

    The Bank of England governor is pushing ahead with a strategic review of the central bank's resources, appointing McKinsey and Deloitte.

  • Why the BoE is 'very well placed'   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Why the BoE is 'very well placed'

    Simon Hayes, chief U.K. economist at Barclays and Jonathan Portes, director of the NIESR, agree that the Bank of England should keep its current "policy setting" untouched for a while.

  • UK needs stability, not hiked rates: Pro   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    UK needs stability, not hiked rates: Pro

    David Kern, chief economist at the British Cambers of Commerce, says the U.K. needs the Bank of England to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • Carney's 'crown may slip' if policy too complex: Pro

    Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes Fund Managers, questions the effectiveness of forward guidance and says that the Bank of England has made monetary policy too complex.

  • BoE cannot sustain forward guidance call: Sentance   Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    BoE cannot sustain forward guidance call: Sentance

    Andrew Sentance, former Bank of England MPC member, says that the central bank should gradually increase interest rates now or face a steep hike in the future which would damage the economy.

  • Weak PMI reinforces case for BoE to hold fire Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    It looks like it's steady as she goes when the U.K. central bank's monetary policy committees meets this Thursday, said analysts.

  • Watch safe haven currencies: Pro   Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:35 PM ET
    Fed has more headroom in choosing direction: Pro

    Nizam Idris, MD, Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies, Macquarie explains why he believes the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen will remain stable as long as market uncertainties remain.