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John Longworth, director general of the British Chamber of Commerce, tells CNBC that the most important message for new Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, is to 'sort out access to finance'.
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, doubts the usefulness of forward guidance in the U.K. and highlights that Mark Carney would have to convince the other members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
Zachary Latif, managing director at TLG Capital, discusses Carney's leadership at the Bank of England and thinks the main difference with his predecessor will be greater use of forward guidance.
Alan Clarke, director of fixed income, strategy, global banking and markets at Scotiabank, discusses macro data, the Bank of England and ECB's upcoming rate decisions as well as Fed tapering.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says the Chancellor's spending review was more political than financial, and highlights the importance of the Bank of England's change of leadership.
Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC Markets says investors will have to focus on macro fundamentals of company's balance sheets as markets now face a much more limited stimulus program ahead.
Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said that markets have "jumped the gun" about when central banks are likely to start raising interest rates.
Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, talks about Mervyn King's crisis management, where they disagreed and what's awaiting Mark Carney.
Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker will stand down later this year, giving the Canadian an early chance to start reshaping the BoE's upper echelons.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says the U.K. is "gathering momentum" following the release of manufacturing and industrial output numbers and expects GDP to reach 0.5% in the current quarter.
The Bank of England voted to keep benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, at Mervyn King's final policy meeting as Governor.
Allister Heath, editor at City AM, highlights that the BoE's voting system could make it harder for Mark Carney to make changes and says the recent data proves that "it's an important moment" for the U.K.'s economy.
Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics and Jonathan Portes, director of NIESR, say the U.K. doesn't need any more monetary stimulus and discuss alternative ways to boost the economy.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie, looks back on Sir Mervyn King's career at the Bank of England and his role during the financial crisis.
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.
Charles Goodhart, a close colleague of outgoing Bank of England Governor, Mervyn King, tells CNBC that he was not a tyrant but a perfectionist.
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.
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'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.
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.