Bank of England


  • UK economy 'doing very well': Economist     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the key thing to look for in the Bank of England's minutes is a sense that a rise in interest rates "won┬┐t happen anytime soon."

  • CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi questions the Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney on mortgage approvals and the weight of the U.K.'s housing market on the economy.

  • Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, states that the Bank now expects the inflation target to be reached a year earlier than previously forecast and for the unemployment rate threshold to be hit by the end of 2015.

  • Stephen Gifford, director of economics at CBI, says that the optimism across several sectors and output growth shows that the UK economy is getting stronger.

  • Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, discusses the U.K. economy ahead of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, as inflation falls to its lowest level in over a year.

  • BoE move would have been 'outstanding'     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.

  • BoE keep rates unchanged at 0.50%     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Duncan Weldon, senior economist at the Trade Union Congress, and Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discuss the Bank of England's interest rate decision.

  • Andrew Sentance, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PwC, discusses the "knockouts" for a rate hike and whether unemployment is a good indicator for when to increase interest rates.

  • George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, says that the Bank of England will most likely raise interest rates towards the end of 2015.

  • Remedy for the UK economy? Don't ask Carney!     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 12:41 AM ET

    Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates explains why Mark Carney isn't that best person to ask about how to fix the British economy.

  • UK growth momentum is picking up     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, discusses the U.K. economy and expects unemployment to fall faster than the Bank of England anticipates.

  • Businesses 'loosening purse strings' in UK: CEBR     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Douglas McWilliams, executive chairman of the Center for Economics and Business Research, says that business sentiment is improving in the U.K. as a slow recovery takes place.

  • Carney hires McKinsey for BoE strategy revamp Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England

    The Bank of England governor is pushing ahead with a strategic review of the central bank's resources, appointing McKinsey and Deloitte.

  • Why the BoE is 'very well placed'     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Simon Hayes, chief U.K. economist at Barclays and Jonathan Portes, director of the NIESR, agree that the Bank of England should keep its current "policy setting" untouched for a while.

  • UK needs stability, not hiked rates: Pro     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    David Kern, chief economist at the British Cambers of Commerce, says the U.K. needs the Bank of England to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes Fund Managers, questions the effectiveness of forward guidance and says that the Bank of England has made monetary policy too complex.

  • Andrew Sentance, former Bank of England MPC member, says that the central bank should gradually increase interest rates now or face a steep hike in the future which would damage the economy.

  • Weak PMI reinforces case for BoE to hold fire Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    It looks like it's steady as she goes when the U.K. central bank's monetary policy committees meets this Thursday, said analysts.

  • Watch safe haven currencies: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, MD, Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies, Macquarie explains why he believes the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen will remain stable as long as market uncertainties remain.

  • Greg Clark, Member of Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury of the U.K., says his group is working to develop global financial regulations to establish investor trust in financial markets again.

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