Bank of england
15 May 2015
Economist and creator of the term 'BRICs' Jim O'Neill is to become a Treasury minister in the new government.
13 May 2015
Sterling has fallen after the Bank of England downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy while indicating it could start to raise interest rates in mid-2016.
07 May 2015
The Bank of England has admitted to making errors in its reporting of foreign investors’ purchases of UK government bonds in recent weeks.
30 April 2015
Jeremy Wharton, manager of the £175m Church House Investment Grade Corporate Bond fund, has increased his allocation to floating rate notes (FRNs) from almost zero at the start of 2014 to 30%, as a means of protection against future interest rate rises.
22 April 2015
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has become less concerned with deflation risks, according to it latest minutes, despite CPI inflation dropping to 0%.
16 April 2015
Central banks may resort to 'helicopter drop' measures to stave off the threat of deflation, according to Investec's Alastair Mundy.
16 April 2015
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned global markets could be hit by turmoil worse than the 2013 'taper tantrum' when interest rates rise.
02 April 2015
Chris Higham, bond fund manager at Aviva Investors, has argued the market is overly focused on interest rate movements, and investors should look more closely at other policy decisions.
25 March 2015
The Treasury Select Committee has called for an inquiry into the initiation of a criminal investigation over the Bank of England’s financial crisis liquidity auctions.
24 March 2015
UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation continued its precipitous fall in February, dropping more than expected to hit zero for the first time.
20 March 2015
Sterling slumped against the US dollar after the Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane said the UK has an equal chance of seeing a rate cut as a rate hike, contrary to consensus expectations.
18 March 2015
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has warned ongoing sterling strength could prompt a prolonged period of lower inflation expectations.
18 March 2015
A Bank of England official has said asset managers, insurers and clearing houses in UK should be subject to the same stress tests faced by banks.
11 March 2015
Mark Carney has told MPs it would be ‘extremely foolish’ for the Bank of England to cut interest rates further in order to combat falling inflation.
05 March 2015
With this week's BoE monetary policy announcement marking six years of rates being held at a record low level of 0.5%, Investment Week looks at the funds which have produced the best performance over the period.
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