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  • BoE leaves rates unchanged: The reaction   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    BoE leaves rates unchanged: The reaction

    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
    Periphery bond rally set to continue?

    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
    BoE should have already hiked rates

    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
    Time to abandon forward guidance?

    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
    Is the BoE's forward guidance 'botched up'?

    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?

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

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

    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
    BoE may skew rate debate back to inflation: PIMCO

    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
    UK gears up for move to plastic banknotes

    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
    BoE's growth forecast is 'too optimistic': BCC

    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".

  • UK economy 'fragile', couldn't cope with higher rates: Pro

    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
    BoE could hike rates before Fed: Soc Gen

    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
    Why the UK housing market will keep improving

    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
    BoE's forward guidance has no value: ICAP

    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
    Detailed forward guidance weakens currencies: Pro

    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
    Funding for Lending impact in UK

    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
    Funding for Lending to focus on SMEs: Carney

    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
    Santelli Exchange: Central banks 'bought time'

    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
    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."