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  • Lord John McFall, former labour minister and chair of the Commons Treasury Select Committee, says the "financial architecture" is not to blame for the crisis but the lack of "engagement" and "judgment" by individuals is.

  • Was BoE's Mervyn King a Tyrant?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:56 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, a close colleague of outgoing Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, tells CNBC that he was not a tyrant but a perfectionist.

  • Mervyn King Should Have 'Shouted Louder'     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, says outgoing governor, Mervyn King, should have "shouted louder" about the dangers brewing in the banking sector.

  • PMI 'Supportive' of Sterling: Pro     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, European head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, discusses sterling following better-than-expected services PMI and whether central bank stimulus has peaked in the U.K.

  • Europe Woes Ease But Euro Zone Growth 'Some Way Off' Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 4:29 AM ET

    Europe's economic woes eased slightly last month, but a chronic shortage of new orders means an economic recovery in the euro zone still looks some way off.

  • Mervyn King's Next Move: Learn to Dance     Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Outgoing Bank of England governor Mervyn King says he regrets putting his career before his personal life, speaking on the BBC's Desert Island Discs he also revealed he will now take a 'grey gap year' and learn how to dance.

  • David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce, tells CNBC why the worst thing, incoming Bank of England governor, Mark Carney can do is more quantitative easing.

  • King's Legacy Overshadowed by Financial Crisis?     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Chris Giles, economics editor at The Financial Times, discusses the upcoming Bank of England interest rate decision, which will be Mervyn King's last.

  • Mervyn King to Appear on Desert Island Discs     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Outgoing Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King is to appear on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday. He will be asked to choose various items he would like to have with him if he was stranded on a desert island.

  • Fed Has Learnt From BoE's Policy: Bullard     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    James Bullard, president and CEO of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, says the Fed has learnt from the Bank of England's "ruled-based" policy but that the on "forward guidance", it hasn't been as good as the Fed.

  • Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC they are not pre-committed to any particular path at the Bank of England and there's still a case for having extremely easy monetary policy.

  • Japan in Big 'Monetary Experiment': BoE Member     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.

  • Why Stimulus Tapering Is not on the Cards?     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment, says the weak economic figures and low inflation globally are supportive of further central banks' action.

  • There Is a Modest Recovery in Britain: Pro     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Bill O'Neill, head of chief investment at Wealth Management Research, UBS, talks to CNBC about the changeover of leadership in the Bank of England and the state of the British economy.

  • Bank of England Chief to Offer Some Good News Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:09 AM ET
    Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

    Bank of England chief Mervyn King should be the bearer of some good news on Wednesday in his final forecasts before handing the reins to Mark Carney, even if the British economy remains far from healthy.

  • Bank of England on Bloomberg Breach     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    A Bank of England official commented on the Bloomberg controversy, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche and Steve Liesman.

  • The Bank of England has commented on the Bloomberg breach. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details.

  • Market Will 'Carry on Pushing Up': Pro     Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:50 AM ET

    Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, explains why despite expectations of very slow growth in the UK, the market will continue going higher.

  • Funding for Lending Will Work: Pro     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, explains that the BoE doesn't need to increase its stimulus program as the funding for lending scheme money should start to trickle through to the economy.

  • Can a Policy Change Accelerate UK's Recovery?     Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor at CITYAM and Hugo Dixon, editor at large at Reuters, comments on the U.K.'s economy ahead of the BoE's rate decision, and the effect monetary policy has had until now.