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  • ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged at 0.75%  Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports on the European Central Bank's decision to keep its key interest rate unchanged at 0.75 percent.

  • Your Setup Trade for the ECB Meeting Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    Both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are meeting tomorrow. Here's your trading plan.

  • Where the Currency Bargains Are Now Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    Emerging market currencies have been laggards, but this strategist thinks that could change.

  • Britain's Banking Mission Impossible Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 4:46 AM ET

    Job-description messages in the "Mission: Impossible" movies self-destruct in five seconds. In the British banking world, the latest was printed in the employment pages for everyone to see.

  • Is It Time to Kill Off UK’s Zombie Companies? Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
    Zombie

    As any horror film buff knows, zombies are difficult to kill. And the zombie companies which are increasingly causing concern in the U.K. are also going to be tricky to get rid of.

  • Japan Eases, Euro Slips, Iceland Steps Back Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    The Bank of Japan eases, euro traders take profits, and Iceland says later for the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Could a Canadian Be the Next Bank of England Governor? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 5:22 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    A high-profile job with a hefty salary, travel, and an almost guaranteed knighthood (unless you really mess up) will be advertised in The Economist this week.

  • Why not apply to be the Governor of the Bank of England? An advertisement for the job will be published in this week's edition of the Economist.

  • To restore economic growth requires policy makers to adopt the all-round perfection of British heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

  • Downing Street Could Ease IPO Rules Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    London Stock Exchange

    Fast-growing technology companies would be allowed to float as little as 10 per cent of their business on the London Stock Exchange under proposals being weighed up by Downing Street, the Financial Times Reports.

  • The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BoE) should all announce stimulus packages next month, a Bank of England (BOE) policymaker told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Dollar Hangs Tough, British Pound Bounces Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retail sales support the dollar and jobs data lifts the pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • King Urged to Widen Recovery Measures Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    An outgoing member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has challenged the governor Sir Mervyn King for his insistence that central banks should buy only government bonds in quantitative easing programs to stimulate growth.

  • Woman using a computer

    Crowdfunding, the financing of projects by multiple lenders via the internet, experienced record breaking customer numbers and lending in Britain last month helped by a series of public relations disasters for major U.K. banks.

  • More Stimulus for UK After Cut in Growth Forecasts? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

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  • Pound Gets a Lift, Kiwi Loses Steam Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    Rate talk at the Bank of England boosts the pound, but the New Zealand dollar is coming back to earth — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • UK Economy Looks Worse: Or Does It? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    The currency is strong against its closest neighbor, the euro, and the cost of its long-term debt is at almost Germanic levels. Yet, to many, the UK doesn’t feel like the safe haven this implies.

  • Central bank meetings loom and Sweden is on a roll — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar Lifts, British Pound Slips Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    Bernanke lifts the buck and the pound gets hit — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • All the Banks Were Fixing Libor: Expert  Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    "The Bank of England at that time were desperate to try and get interest rates down because they were so worried about the state of the economy and the state of the financial system and every bank has an incentive to show that it has a low cost of funds to show that it is financially stable," Jan Toporowski, professor of Economics, SOAS, told CNBC.