Bank of england
23 May 2013
Households and businesses should be told borrowing costs will remain at rock-bottom levels until the economy is motoring again, the International Monetary Fund has said.
20 May 2013
While the eurozone economies remained mired by the currency and debt crisis, the UK appears to be breaking free, with a string of more encouraging economics releases. But this has yet to show through in most economists’ forecasts.
20 May 2013
Outgoing Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has urged successor Mark Carney not to spell out how long interest rates will remain low when he takes charge.
15 May 2013
The final Inflation Report of governor Mervyn King’s term has seen the Bank of England revise up growth forecasts but caution inflation will still likely peak above 3% this year.
13 May 2013
Mervyn King, the outgoing governor of the Bank of England, has been tipped to give the Chancellor a helpful boost this week by upgrading growth prospects for the embattled UK economy.
09 May 2013
The Bank of England has held interest rates for the 50th month in a row and opted not to increase the size of its QE programme at its May meeting.
07 May 2013
The UK may be about to experience its first real property crash, according to Justin Urquhart Stewart, founder of Seven Investment Management (7IM).
01 May 2013
George Osborne has said the Bank of England's new Financial Policy Committee must provide "consistent messages" so it does not risk jeopardising the economic recovery.
25 April 2013
The UK's stagnating economy avoided a triple-dip recession today after initial estimates showed it expanded 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013.
17 April 2013
Mervyn King, the outgoing governor of the Bank of England, has warned central banks risk becoming more politicized as a result of their efforts to tackle the banking crisis and subsequent recessions.
15 April 2013
GDP data published for Q4 2012 afforded a slightly better perspective on the year as a whole.
12 April 2013
Iain Stealey and Nick Gartside, managers of the JPM Strategic Bond fund, present the case for widening the scope of fixed income investing.
04 April 2013
The Bank of England has opted not to implement further quantitative easing and held interest rates at 0.5% for the 49th consecutive month.
28 March 2013
It is hard not to feel ever so slightly sorry for the pointy heads over at the Bank of England as they contemplate what to do next about the various quantitative easing programmes, including the Funding for Lending scheme.
27 March 2013
The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has said UK banks had a £25bn shortfall in their capital requirements at the end of 2012, as stricter capital requirements impacted balance sheets.
Sheldon MacDonald, senior investment manager at Architas, looks at the prospects for global equities markets for the rest of 2013 and beyond.
Annabelle Williams talks to Fen Sung, manager of the Premier China Enterprise fund, about the stocks that could benefit from a relaxation of China’s one-child policy.
Although US equity markets have continued to reach new all-time highs this year, sentiment towards the prospect of a sustained US economic recovery has become more tentative in the past few weeks.
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