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Mark Carney strikes a different tone on Brexit

11 January 2017 17:17

Mark Carney made himself some enemies during the referendum. It wasn’t only his gloomy prophecies that caused trouble. His willingness…


Economists called Brexit wrong, but so did the Bank of England

6 January 2017 10:37

As confessions go, it was hardly the most revelatory. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini admits she has problems with relationships. Sir Philip Green…


The Bank of England needs to pay more mind to the hard-pressed

28 December 2016 10:00

When the Bank of England is not indulging employees with the kind of taxpayer-funded hospitality that would make a bailed-out…

Don’t panic, Jacob Rees-Mogg will never replace Mark Carney

5 November 2016 12:00

For Mark Carney to have returned to-Canada after five years as Governor, as he originally planned, rather than serving until…

The Bank of England made a mistake. It should have admitted it

3 November 2016 12:34

The currency has been devalued by more than 30 per cent. Interest rates have been pushed all the way up…

What the papers say: The ‘posturing governor’ stays put

1 November 2016 10:06

Mark Carney’s decision to stay on as Bank of England Governor until 2019 has been widely welcomed. But not everyone is…

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Mark Carney reveals his personal Brexit plan

31 October 2016 19:42

After days of speculation – and months of simmering tensions – over the Governor of the Bank of England’s future,…


The markets couldn’t care less whether Mark Carney stays or goes – and neither should we

31 October 2016 12:07

A crash in the pound, with sterling trading down at $1.15, and heading to parity. A spike in gilts, and…

It’s time for Mark Carney to go

22 October 2016 13:10

Oh dear. Mark Carney is irritated. His proud independence has been challenged. The Prime Minister had the temerity to admit…

Have our thin-skinned times killed off satire for good?

20 October 2016 13:43

Is satire dying? Zoe Williams asks in the Guardian whether the shrinking of permissible speech is killing comedy. To make her point,…

Don’t listen to the doom-mongers: A rise in inflation isn’t some kind of crisis

18 October 2016 12:10

It takes quite a determined Cassandra to see the rise in Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from 0.6 per cent in…

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Sending shockwaves around the world’s currency markets with Mark Carney

5 October 2016 12:04

If only all my stories had as much impact. My interview with Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of…

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Mark Carney has a shot at redemption tomorrow. Will he take it?

14 September 2016 11:50

There are not many predictions that are safe to make in the financial markets. M&S’s results will always be disappointing…


From paper to the £5 polymer: the origins of the banknote

13 September 2016 12:05

Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There…


‘Serene’ Mark Carney tries to take credit for Brexit bounceback

7 September 2016 17:16

How does Mark Carney feel about his ‘Project Fear’ warnings in the run-up to the referendum? His mild-mannered nemesis Jacob…


Will Theresa May end the era of easy money and call time on QE?

12 August 2016 11:51

When Theresa May was gearing up for a summer-long leadership campaign, she identified a worthy target: George Osborne’s addiction to…

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How the interest rate cut affects you

5 August 2016 11:41

Borrowers rejoice, savers despair. The decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low of…


What about savers and pensions? Ten thoughts on today’s rate cut

4 August 2016 17:15

Today’s rate cut and announcement that there will be more QE means more pain for UK pensions – yet the Bank of England statement…

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The Bank of England has just taken a huge risk – on a Brexit boom

4 August 2016 16:00

Plunging output. The FTSE in freefall. A financial collapse. Unemployment rising rapidly and trade falling off a cliff. At first…


‘Stimulus now’: Bank of England cuts interest rate down to 0.25pc

4 August 2016 12:06

As expected, the Bank of England has cut base interest rates down to 0.25 per cent- the first movement since…

Money digest: Britain braced for ‘Super Thursday’ interest rate cut

1 August 2016 10:44

Britain’s financial status could be downgraded this week amid reports the Bank of England will cut interest rates on Thursday. The…


Bank of England holds the base rate at 0.5 per cent

14 July 2016 12:10

So, the Bank of England didn’t do it: against market expectations that there would be a cut, the base rate…

Mark Carney Begins Role As New Governor Of Bank Of England

Will Mark Carney Brexit by Christmas?

13 July 2016 12:49

Critics say the Bank of England put itself under suspicion by entering the referendum fray. Now Mark Carney says its…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…


Mark Carney should admit that the Bank of England fell for Project Fear

5 July 2016 12:53

A stable government, led by a good-looking modernising liberal. A free trade agreement that gives it unrestricted access to the…