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Unemployment falls – but so does pay growth

20 January 2016 13:23

The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in the three months to November, putting it at the lowest level…

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Mark Carney abandons even a hint of interest rate rise. Is Britain trapped in the zero era?

19 January 2016 15:20

It’s just as well that Mark Carney is Bank of England governor: he’d have made a lousy forecaster. In August 2013 he…

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George Osborne has made his own ‘dangerous cocktail’ of economic risk

7 January 2016 12:54

When David Cameron said this week that he is worried his children would not be able to afford to buy…

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Mark Carney must avoid becoming the Tony Blair of central banking

5 November 2015 12:05

Just about anyone, except it seems for the Bank of England’s forecasting department, could have seen this one coming. When…

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The real ‘Super Thursday’ will be when interest rates rise

6 August 2015 12:23

Turn-up. Eat lunch. Swap a few pleasantries with the other people in the room, leave interest rates on hold, and…

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The City might miss stroppy regulator Martin Wheatley

21 July 2015 16:59

A City insider at last month’s Mansion House dinner told me the Financial Conduct Authority had become ‘a bit of an…

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People are avoiding retirement because of low interest rates. Who can blame them?

14 May 2015 17:11

‘Bank of England says that migrants are holding down wages’ the headlines screamed this morning. Yet Mark Carney, when interviewed…

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My generation can’t afford to buy a house in London; so what?

28 October 2014 18:58

The UK Land Registry today released its latest report on house prises, showing the ticket-cost of an average home in…

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Alex Salmond remains trapped in a currency quagmire with no way out in sight

11 August 2014 16:45

It has not been a happy few days for supporters of Scottish independence. It remains too soon to say whether…

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Interest rates are poised to rise – which means we’ll find out how much of the recovery is real

13 June 2014 16:10

Mark Carney’s hefty hint that interest rates could rise sooner than markets anticipate is politically awkward but important, as until…

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The politics of interest rates

14 May 2014 8:36

The Bank of England’s inflation report will be published later this morning, which will reveal how strong the bank believes…

Bank Of England Cut Interest Rates To All Time Low

Inflation falls again

15 April 2014 10:06

Wages in the private sector are now rising faster than inflation. The latest CPI inflation figures show that it now…

Bank Of England Cut Interest Rates To All Time Low

Jobs for the girls

13 March 2014 11:22

Martin Vander Weyer tells an interesting tale in his Any Other Business column this week of Business Secretary Vince Cable…

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An EU referendum isn’t ‘bad for the economy’ – businesses want it to happen

18 February 2014 10:30

Mark Carney has been a very successful Governor of the Bank of England. Since coming to office in June last…

Bank Of England Cut Interest Rates To All Time Low

The Battle for Threadneedle Street

30 January 2014 16:13

I thought it obvious that Mark Carney’s trip to Scotland yesterday was a bad day for Alex Salmond and the…

Alex Salmond writes a cheque – in pounds sterling – he cannot honour

29 January 2014 9:52

As I type this, Alex Salmond and Mark Carney are chowing over porridge at Bute House, the First Minister’s official…

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Carney may call for the end of Help to Buy sooner than you think

11 December 2013 11:44

Mark Carney’s speech to the Economics Club of New York yesterday made clear that very low interest rates now ‘put…

Mark Carney giving his first public speech last week.

Charm-y Carney shows his bookish side

2 September 2013 15:46

Mark Carney’s charm offensive continues. I hear that the new governor of the Bank of England was laying it on…

Credit Crisis Threatens Banking Jobs

The Closing of the Nationalist Mind

29 August 2013 17:52

A paper with the title Scottish Independence: Issues and Questions; Regulation, Supervision, Lender of Last Resort and Crisis Management is not…

Mark Carney 'chillaxes' at the Wilderness Festival this weekend.

The creepy cult of Mark Carney

13 August 2013 12:10

Of all the qualities one hopes for in a Bank of England Governor – a brilliant mind, the courage to…

Mark Carney has said that rates will be held until unemployment reaches 7 per cent. (JASON ALDEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Interest rates set to stay low for the foreseeable future

7 August 2013 11:20

Mark Carney made his mark this morning. Moments ago, he opened his inflation report and issued his ‘forward guidance’, which…

Mark Carney on his first day as Governor of the Bank of England. Picture: Getty

What can we expect from Mark Carney?

1 July 2013 17:36

What the Mark Carney era may offer is a little bit more predictability on monetary policy. Under Mervyn King the…

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If they want another woman to depict on bank notes, how about Margaret Thatcher?

27 June 2013 9:00

Jane Austen is a ‘contingency character’, we have just learnt. In his last appearance as Governor of the Bank of…

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Sir Mervyn King to Mark Carney: You’re Worth It!

25 June 2013 13:23

Sir Mervyn King held an emotional farewell with the Treasury Select Committee this morning ahead of his move from the…

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Forget beer and petrol: will MPs debate monetary policy today?

21 March 2013 10:40

MPs are debating the detail of the Budget today, and will doubtless pick over some of the lines from George…