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  • Need a business loan? You may be in luck in the UK Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
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    There was good news for U.K. businesses on Monday, after an influential economic group said a long-awaited uptick in lending would start this year.

  • UK economy slows: Reaction   Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK GDP data out: Reaction

    Adam Chester, head of UK macroeconomics at Lloyds Bank, shares his thoughts on the latest GDP, data for the UK.

  • Will BoE raise rates sooner than expected?   Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Will BoE raise rates sooner than expected?

    If U.K. consumers continue to keep spending, incentivized by low oil prices, then the Bank of England could hike interest rates sooner than we think, says Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank.

  • Firm's 15 trades for 2015 include inflation & more Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Bank of America Merrill Lynch lists its 15 top trades for 2015, covering currencies, commodities, emerging markets and more.

  • UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on

    U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.

  • UK inflation falls to 13 year low: Reaction   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK inflation falls to 13 year low: Reaction

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says we shouldn't be overly concerned about today's disappointing inflation data, as the U.K. is seeing a strengthening in its labour market, which should push up inflation.

  • Why the BoE might have to write to the UK Chancellor

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney may have to write a letter to U.K. Chancellor George Osborne explaining why inflation is so far away from the central bank's target.

  • Bank of England holds fire on interest rates: Reaction

    The Bank of England has announced that it will keep its main interest rate at 0.5 percent. Anthony O'Brien, co-head of European rates strategy at Morgan Stanley, says he expects rates to rise before the end of 2015.

  • BoE won't hike rates just yet   Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    BoE won't hike rates just yet

    Ahead of the Bank of England rate decision, Jacob Nell, chief U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, says a rate hike will be pushed back to this year's fourth quarter because of the lower outlook for U.K. inflation, and euro zone deflation.

  • Bank of England meeting: Interest rate hike today?   Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:45 AM ET
    Bank of England meeting: Interest rate hike today?

    CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the challenges facing the Bank of England as it gears up for its monetary policy meeting on Thursday, and whether the central bank will vote for an interest rate hike.

  • Bank of England accused of complacency during crisis

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses the release of minutes detailing how the Bank of England coped in the credit crisis.

  • 'No surprise' BoE unaware of 2007 crisis: Ex-politician

    John McFall, former chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, says that neither U.S. or European regulators were aware of the financial crisis before it happened, so it is no surprise that the Bank of England did not see it coming.

  • BoE board: Asleep at the wheel during credit crisis?

    The Bank of England's senior executives were guilty of complacency in the run-up to the country's credit crisis in 2007, new documents reveal. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • BoE holds interest rates at 0.5%   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    BoE holds interest rates at 0.5%

    The Bank of England's latest monetary policy meeting shows that they will keep their interest rate at 0.5 percent. Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC weighs in, adding that the next "stumbling block for U.K. policies" will be wage negotiations.

  • UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?

    Discussing the Bank of England's stress test results, Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital, says that banks like Lloyds and RBS should be cutting costs to make a good return on capital for shareholders.

  • UK banks 'safer and sounder' after stress test: BoE

    Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England and CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority, says the U.K.'s banking system can withstand "severe shock" after the stress tests.

  • BoE deputy governor on economic risks   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    BoE deputy governor on economic risks

    Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England and CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority, discusses the biggest risks facing the British economy.

  • English banks have limited exposure to Russia   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    English banks have limited exposure to Russia

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England reflects upon the current situation with Russia and how it impacts England's banking sectors.

  • 2015 BoE stress tests all about global risks   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET
    2015 BoE stress tests all about global risks

    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England reflects upon the Bank of England's stress test and discusses their findings, in today's press conference.

  • England's banks are 'un-investable'   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    England's banks are 'un-investable'

    The BoE stress tests demonstrate that banks aren't at risk of going bust, yet they are still "un-investable businesses" for clients says Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management.