Bank of England


  • 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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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  Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    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

    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

    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.

  • UK MP: Financial regulations need to be reviewed  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Greg Clark, Member of Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury of the U.K., says his group is working to develop global financial regulations to establish investor trust in financial markets again.

  • What forward guidance works best?  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, discusses forward guidance and explains why the ECB might have the "most effective" version.

  • UK consumers spending more: economist  Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.

  • How the UK is in a 'wait and see' stage  Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, reacts to the Bank of England's minutes and highlights the Bank is in "wait and see" mode and won't change its policy "any time soon".

  • Should UK’s Carney take action to sway markets? Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Mark Carney

    Big doubts remain about whether a U.K. recovery that's been helped by housing and a consumer upturn can lead to strong investment-led growth.

  • How UK inflation will remain 'relatively high'  Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, expects U.K. inflation to remain high heading into winter and discusses the Bank of England ahead of Wednesday's minutes.

  • Should UK house inflation be capped?  Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.