Outlook The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street likes drama to be reserved firmly for the stage. So yesterday's announcement from her Financial Policy Committee on "potential amplification channels" of financial risks was characteristically short on hyperbole.
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Friday 20 September 2013
Thursday 25 July 2013
The Supreme Court has thrown out a controversial ruling that handed pension holders priority over unsecured creditors when companies fail.
Saturday 20 July 2013
The unemployment figures came out on Thursday and showed a better-than-expected improvement, with the rate now the lowest since December 2010.
Monday 18 March 2013
Home sellers are finally growing in confidence, judging by a survey by Rightmove of more than 100,000 asking prices across the country.
Monday 18 February 2013
Property asking prices have neared their pre-crisis peaks, according to the latest RightMove House Price Survey, published today.
Monday 04 February 2013
The number of new City jobs trebled last month, but only against December’s count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.
Monday 04 February 2013
The number of new City jobs trebled last month but only against December's count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The first float of a UK company this year cheered the City yesterday as housebuilder Crest Nicholson unveiled plans for a £500m return to the stock market.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
If you're lacking in inspiration, go and chat to the students of Featherstone Sixth Form in Southall, like I did last Friday. They will shatter any clichéd prejudices about an apathetic X-Factor generation who stare blankly when politics is even mentioned. These bright young women and men were full of excitement and eloquence as they discussed their futures, as well as those of Britain and the world; and they were full of fury and frustration about the fact their generation was the first to face being poorer than their parents since Berlin fell to the Allies.
Monday 01 October 2012
The chief of the new Financial Conduct Authority smells blood
Book of The Week: How Much Is Enough? The love of money, and the case for the good life, By Robert Skidelsky & Edward Skidelsky
Saturday 07 July 2012
Time to bank on virtue as the market cult collapses
Thursday 05 July 2012
NYSE Euronext has hired Patrick Birley, the former head of clearing company LCH.Clearnet, as chief commercial officer at its London-based clearing house, which the exchange plans to open next June.
Friday 04 May 2012
A Parliamentary inquiry into the performance of the Bank of England during the financial crisis should be ordered immediately, MPs said last night, after the Bank's Governor Sir Mervyn King made the surprise statement that he would be happy to co-operate with such a probe.
Friday 27 April 2012
It's up to the Labour leader to offer the country a coherent Plan B
Friday 09 March 2012
Those of us who imagined that the perfect lives in The Truman Show constituted a glimpse of the future could have no better reality check than The Near and the Elsewhere, a potent exhibition of visual artworks at the PM Gallery at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, London. These unsettling freeze-frames – by turns surreal, mysterious, or coruscatingly depressing – are like slides from some urban-cum-architectural pathology lab.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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