Bank of England

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,…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

Mark Carney uses interest rate decision to put the boot in over Brexit again

16 June 2016 12:36

The Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates pegged at 0.5 per cent won’t surprise anyone. What is more…

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Bank of England Brexit bust-up shows the referendum campaign is getting nastier

16 June 2016 9:21

With a week to go until the referendum, nerves are running high in both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns. This…

The IMF serves up more Project Fear – and it’s working

13 May 2016 13:18

Another day, another warning about the economic bombshell which would follow Brexit. This time it’s the turn of the IMF.…