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Thursday 16 May 2013
The Governor has delivered his final Inflation Report. But how has Sir Mervyn King's analytical innovation performed?
Sir Mervyn King bows out on a high: Recovery 'in sight' at last for UK economy as Bank of England delivers final forecast
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Chancellor hails improved forecasts as King presents final Inflation Report before stepping down
Saturday 11 May 2013
The Chancellor also pledged UK action on tax evasion and avoidance
Friday 03 May 2013
Sir Winston Churchill to replace Elizabeth Fry on the five pound note - leaving the Queen as only woman on a British bank note
Friday 26 April 2013
War leader will replace penal reformer Elizabeth Fry, leaving the Queen the only woman on a British bank note
Thursday 28 March 2013
Outlook If it were possible to buy and sell stock in Mark Carney I'd be shorter than Warwick Davis.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Dame Clara Furse has joined the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee. The former head of the London Stock Exchange will be alongside Richard Sharp and Martin Taylor on the influential committee, which oversees the UK's financial system.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Lower growth and higher-than-expected borrowing revealed
Sunday 17 March 2013
Friday 15 March 2013
In recent weeks, the Governor of the Bank of England has been shouting his opinions from the rooftops
Friday 15 March 2013
The battered pound fought back from recent near three-year lows today after Bank of England boss Sir Mervyn King said sterling had fallen far enough and assured a recovery was "in sight".
Friday 15 March 2013
Sir Mervyn King, the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, yesterday struck an upbeat tone on economic prospects this year, despite the UK flirting with an unprecedented triple-dip recession.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
The controversial European Union cap for bankers' bonuses is an unhelpful "distraction", according to the UK's top financial sector regulators.
Sunday 24 February 2013
This is bad news. A drop in a credit rating by one agency does not matter that much in itself, for heaven knows, the rating agencies have been absurdly wrong in their judgements. The AAA ratings they gave to dodgy US housing debt were one of the factors in the banking crash of 2008. Both the US and France have seen a similar modest downgrading of their debt. But it matters because it focuses investors on the inherent weakness not just of British national finances at the moment but also of the longer-term commitment of the UK authorities to holding down inflation and assuring investors that they will get paid back in real – rather than devalued – money.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Outlook Every time the Chancellor thinks he's found a pot of gold, he finds that the last lot have already looted it. In gold's case, of course, that's quite literally the case, Gordon Brown having sold off the bulk of the nation's precious metal near the bottom of the market over a decade ago.
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