The Bank of England's rate-setting committee voted unanimously to keep rates on hold. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on this and U.K. unemployment figures.» Read More
Neil Irwin, author of The Alchemists, says the Fed is likely to send a message of continuity and discusses what is now needed to be a successful central banker.
Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, remains positive on the U.K. pound and expects it to strengthen.
Geoffrey Dicks, chief U.K. economist at Novus Capital Markets, warns that the U.K. GDP figure is preliminary and might be revised down and explains that another round of stimulus is unnecessary.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, discusses expectations for the U.K's first quarter GDP and says the government "missed the trick on the funding for lending scheme".
Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management compares the resilience of the U.K pound to the underdog boxer Rocky.
Sam Hill, fixed income strategist at RBC, explains that the IMF's lower growth forecasts for the U.K. proves that there is a limit to what monetary policy can achieve.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses the Bank of England's minutes and explains why he expects another round of asset purchases.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, talks about the impact the change of leadership at the Bank of England has and will have on the U.K.'s macro picture.
A top Federal Reserve official on Friday defended the central bank's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, but also said he's optimistic the economy is gathering strength.
Anthony Grisanti of GRZ Energy looks at what's moving gold.
After gold plunged Thursday, pros disagreed on how to trade it but came to a consensus on what's pushing it lower.
With the divergence widening between U.S. economic prospects and the outlook for Britain, Japan, and the euro zone, experts see dollar strength ahead.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the ECB will leave interest rates at current levels; Best Buy is discounting Apple's iPad 3 by 30 percent; and Carnival's ship, Triumph had to be towed to port after breaking loose from a dock.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, tells CNBC the Bank of England will keep its focus on short-term growth and the inflation outlook in the medium to long-term.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi remains cautious on the yen while weighing the impact of BoJ easing and other global central bank strategies on major currencies across the board.
Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg, explains why he remains downbeat on the U.K. economy and why he believes the Bank of England should create more monetary stimulus.
Ian Gordon, head of banks research at Investec Securities, tells CNBC that the new capital requirement imposed on U.K. banks by the Bank of England will restrict lending and will lead to more shrinkage.
One firm believes there are reasons to take the other side of the "Sell in May" trade, making the case against selling now.
British finance minister George Osborne has laid the groundwork for a partial revamp at the Bank of England when new Governor Mark Carney arrives in July.
British finance minister George Osborne turned to the Bank of England on Wednesday to do more to help spur the country's stagnant economy as he announced a halving of the 2013 growth forecast.