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  • UK Launches QE2     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    "I think the risk of deflation is much greater than the risk of inflation because of all the headwinds that are against us, and there is no real sign that there is a wage-price spiral building up here," Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, told CNBC.

  • Bank of England Seen Holding Rates; Easing Unlikely Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:26 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    The UK’s central bank, the Bank of England, is expected to hold interest rates at their current level of 0.5 percent on Thursday as the global economic crisis appeared to worsen and the International Monetary Fund warned that a second global recession could not be ruled out.

  • There are four potential combination outcomes for the Bank of England and European Central Bank meetings on Thursday. Here's how to trade them.

  • Dollar Slumps, British Pound Slips Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Nerves ahead of a Fed policy decision, doves at the Bank of England - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Bank of England Minutes Suggest More QE Possible Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    The Bank of England (BoE) considered a further round of quantitative easing to help boost the flagging UK economy, the latest minutes of its interest rate setting committee, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) showed on Wednesday.

  • How to Trade Today's Euro Zone Aid Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Sink with faucet running

    Central banks are coordinating to open up funding for European banks, and the euro is up on the news. Whether it will last is another story.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Central Banks Fix Liquidity, Not Solvency Problems Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    Five of the world's largest central banks have announced a coordinated injection of dollars into banking systems, in response to growing concerns over liquidity problems in the euro zone. However, analysts say, they cannot solve the underlying solvency crisis.

  • Cash

    Central bankers across the globe acted today to end a growing dollar liquidity crunch for European banks by offering three-month dollar loans.

  • UK Chancellor Opens Door to Quantitative Easing Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 9:57 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, appeared to clear the path for a second round of quantitative easing (QE)  over the weekend, telling journalists at the G7 meeting in Marseilles, France, that he saw no barriers to such an action, if the Bank of England asked for it.

  • Is British Pound About to Get a Beating? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    With all the action on the Continent, the British pound has been out of the spotlight. It's time for a look — and you might not like it.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • Central banks go easy and the Australian jobs report disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • UK Should Be Rated A+, Not AAA: Danske Bank Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The United Kingdom should lose its AAA credit rating and be cut by four notches to A+, according to analysts at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.

  • UK Set for More Money-Printing: Goldman Sachs Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 4:28 AM ET

    With the financial system facing renewed stress and global growth faltering economists at Goldman Sachs are predicting Britain will embark on a second round of quantitative easing in the coming months.

  • UK's Osborne Still the Darling of the Bond Market? Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 3:53 AM ET
    Big Ben

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  • Britain Must Escape Its Longest Depression Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 12:16 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The current UK depression will be the longest since at least the first world war. Without a dramatic surge in growth, it is also quite likely to generate a bigger cumulative loss of output than the “great depression”, Martin Wolf writes in the FT.

  • UK Set for Slow Growth but No Recession Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 7:08 AM ET
    Big Ben

    Despite the widespread gloom, the consensus is that Britain will not re-enter a recession, Norma Cohen writes in the FT.

  • Banking regulators should consider temporarily lowering capital requirements in an effort to boost the feeble supply of credit to the economy, according to a top official at the Bank of England, the FT reports.

  • UK off 'Front Line' of Economies in Danger: Gieve Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The UK, with its high level of public debt, low growth, closeness to the US and reliance on financial services, was once viewed as one of the European economies most in danger of a double-dip recession.