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updated Mon. May 29, 2017

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Polls presage what could be a rocky spell for sterling and the Bank of England, with the June 8 election coming against a backdrop of a slowing economy and increased security risks.
All money that is returned to the Bank of England is destroyed. According to its website, up until 1990 the notes were incinerated, with the energy generated used to help heat the building.
THE Bank of England's rate-setting team could be down to just seven members for the first time in nearly 11 years as election "purdah" rules will delay ...
The day was dubbed Black Wednesday, while Soros' bets against sterling earned him the tag, "the man who broke the Bank of England". Born in Hungary in 1930 into a Jewish family, Soros has lived a life in the thick of the action. He survived Nazi ...
A rise in crude oil prices has also added to the upward pressure on inflation and last month it hit 2.7%, higher than Economists had been expecting and well above the Bank of England's target for inflation at 2.0%. It was the highest inflation rate ...
The currency had been on a rising path to around $1.2995 in the morning before the 9.30am ONS release, but then fell around a half of a cent to $1.2947 as analysts pushed back their bets on an earlier rate rise from the Bank of England. Sterling ended ...
Warnings about fake notes have been dismissed by the Bank of England, despite cops saying that there could be fakers out there.
As we have reported previously, the Bank of England has announced that it has opened an investigation into the UK car finance market, citing concerns over the state of the sector.
CivilisedBank, an online-only bank aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, received its banking licence from the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority today. The bank hopes to create a "network of local bankers" to serve SMEs without ...
The Bank of England's MPC kept the bank rate and the other policy parameters on hold in May. The MPC minutes released reiterated the readiness of policy to respond in either direction - an implicit 'neutral' policy bias relative to market expectations ...
The comment was probably a reference to an interview given at the weekend by the former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, in which he told the Observer that at lunches, the former Bank of England governor Eddie George "would start with a martini, never eat ...
That is well above the target rate for the Bank of England of just 2.0%. However, in the week before, when the Bank of England met the majority decided to leave interest rates alone for two reasons: First, the bank did not believe inflation would hit ...
But before speculation could go into overdrive about any possible moves to a new central bank, the Bank of England said Mark Carney was at the White House to discuss matters relating to his role as head of the Financial Stability Board, which monitors ...
But her party's manifesto, released on Thursday, indicates that the Bank of England most likely will need to rescue the British economy again.
But speculation that he might jump ship to another central bank has been silenced after the Bank of England told BNN that while the Carney did visit the White House, he was only there on matters related to his role as head of the Financial Stability Board.
The headlines of May 1997 were all about a landslide election victory and central bank independence. Fast forward 20 years, and May 2017 doesn't look too dissimilar; a General Election next month, and a continued debate on central bank independence.
Former British Land director Nick Ritblat is set to step down as chairman of the Bank of England's Residential Property Forum later this year to make way for Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, who left Nationwide Building Society after 25 years earlier this year.
Average weekly earnings in real terms, adjusted for inflation, fell by 0.2 per cent excluding bonuses compared with a year earlier.
Q: As inflation reaches 2.7 per cent: Should the Bank of England raise the base interest rate this year?
Unsurprisingly, last week's meeting of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee concluded with no changes to policy and the key bank rate being kept at 0.25%.
The Bank of England's forecast in August shows inflation hitting two percent in the third quarter of 2017 and rising to 2.4 percent in the second half of 2018.
Official data showed UK manufacturing and construction sector output dropping for a third successive month in March, adding to signs of the economy's weak start to the year.
The Bank of England has decided to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.25 per cent but warned that it might need to start raising rates earlier than markets expect to keep inflation from rising.
This week we passed a notable anniversary for UK monetary policy. It is a decade since the MPC last raised interest rates. When the Bank of England's ...
The Bank of England (BoE) is not expected to make changes to interest rates or its asset purchase program in its policy decision on Thursday, but market players will pay close attention to the bank's tone for indications of a more hawkish stance, while ...
The FTSE 100 index edged higher in lunchtime trading as traders digested the latest mixed pronouncements from the Bank of England after its latest policy meeting. Around 12.30pm, the UK blue chip index was about 6 points higher at 7,390, near the ...
As widely expected, the Bank of England kept its monetary policy on hold during its meeting today. The central bank repeated its neutral stance by stating that it can move in either direction.
The Bank of England voted to maintain its bank rate at 0.25%. The committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at GBP10 billion ...
One of Donald Trump's more endearing characteristics - or irritating conceits, depending on your point of view - is that he seems to think that virtually everything he says or proposes is an original idea conjured up from the brilliance of his own mind ...
London: Sterling slipped against the dollar and the Euro on Thursday after much weaker than expected UK industrial output data for March.
Subscribe. It's data deluge day in London. In addition to a press conference from Mark Carney, the Bank of England will release its monetary policy decision, the minutes from its last meeting and a quarterly inflation report.
The Bank of England is underestimating the potential for difficult Brexit negotiations and its consequences for the UK economy as the bank shows a hawkish stance on rates and inflation prospects, experts have warned.
EUR/USD is marginally higher ahead of this morning's interest rate decision from the Bank of England (BoE). The pair is currently trading at 1.0870, a gain of 0.04% over Wednesday's North American close.
Technical Outlook: Sterling is caught in a tight range just below slope resistance heading into the Bank of England (BoE) interest rate decision tomorrow and although the broader outlook remains weighted to the topside, the immediate advance is ...
The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a majority of 7-1 to leave monetary policy unchanged at today's 'Super Thursday' meeting, as expected.
... all political parties when he appeared during an interview with Sky news presenter Adam Boulton recently. Meanwhile Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, is expected to make a rates announcement this morning which will drive the markets.
London - The resignation of Charlotte Hogg, the Bank of England's chief operating officer, over questions about a possible conflict of interest in March was "disproportionate" the offence, the central bank's court of directors said.
Charlotte Hogg should not have felt the need to resign from her job as the Bank of England's deputy Governor, her bosses have claimed.
The Bank of England on Thursday left its key interest rate at 0.25%, meeting widely held expectations. The vote to hold the rate steady was 7-1, with board member Kristen Forbes backing an increase.
The Bank of England (BOE) held interest rates steady at 0.25 percent, as expected, on Thursday while implementing some widely anticipated modifications to its growth and inflation assumptions over the three-year forecast horizon.
European equity benchmarks were in the red on Wednesday morning as traders took a cautious approach ahead of the Bank of England's monetary policy meeting later in the week and despite a rebound in French manufacturing output and rising oil prices .
In most countries, payment systems for high-value transactions are handled completely by the central bank but in Britain it is split between the Bank of England and a company owned by major British banks called CHAPS Co. The Bank said both it and the ...
The Bank of England has rejected blockchain as the basis for a new payments system, but said it wants to leave the door open for other banks to use the technology to settle transactions.
From a fundamental perspective, the main release for the Pound is the Bank of England (BoE) rate meeting and their quarterly inflation report due at 12.00 GMT on Thursday, May 11.
The Bank of England will release its latest monetary policy decision and unveil its updated forecast for inflation on Thursday.
London (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Friday it had set out indicative requirements for how much loss-absorbing capacity major banks based in Britain need to have to avoid the risk of future big taxpayer bailouts.
The Bank of England is expected to forecast steady economic growth for the year ahead, with GDP bouncing back from a sluggish start to the year.
The main focus of the markets in the upcoming week will be on the Bank of England policy meeting and on US data releases which include inflation and retail sales.
A former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member has predicted that interest rates could rise to 2 or 3 per cent by the early 2020s.
But the more pro-active initiative was to grant the Bank of England its long cherished goal of independence. The twentieth anniversary of this event falls this week.


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