Mark Carney

Mark Carney wades into Brexit debate again

19 April 2016 16:58

Whatever might be said about the Governor of the Bank of England, it’s hard to fault his persistence. Mark Carney…


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…

Bank of England Inflation Report Press Conference

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…


Revealed: how Jeremy Corbyn caused a scene at the China state banquet

27 October 2015 11:47

Last week Jeremy Corbyn appeared to be on his best behaviour when he attended the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour…

Mark Carney makes a speech at The Sheldonian Theatre in the University of Oxford on October 21, 2015 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Mark Carney should avoid the EU referendum and stick to plain monetary economics

22 October 2015 7:45

Governor Mark Carney is no orator, and whoever puts the fancy metaphors into his speech drafts really ought to desist. In…

Carney, speaking in Oxford tonight

Mark Carney may have unwittingly strengthened the case for leaving the EU

21 October 2015 19:12

I suspect that Mark Carney set out to strengthen the case for Britain staying in the European Union with his…

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, speaks during a panel discussion at the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings in Lima, Peru, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

Will Mark Carney’s intervention set the tone for the EU referendum?

20 October 2015 8:03

In 48 hours’ time, Mark Carney will make an intervention on Britain’s membership of the European Union. According to this…


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…


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…


Up the workers!

14 August 2014 13:08

Mr S was interested to read that Mark Carney has sounded the alarm on low wage growth. In light of…

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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…

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Image: Getty

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…

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

Miliband’s big speech challenge isn’t Mark Carney

17 January 2014 10:45

Even though Labour is quite clearly rather peeved by George Osborne’s minimum wage announcement, it is, in one way, a…

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Britain is booming. So do we still need ultra-low interest rates?

7 January 2014 9:10

Car sales are up 11pc, making the FT splash this morning. House prices are soaring again, up 8pc last year.…

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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…

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The economy is booming, says the Bank of England. So why won’t it raise rates?

13 November 2013 12:13

Yet another survey suggests that Britain is booming – this time, it’s from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.…

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Tax cuts R us! Ten points from David Cameron’s Marr interview

29 September 2013 12:43

Here’s what jumped out at me from David Cameron’s interview with Andrew Marr in Manchester this morning: Tax cuts: the…

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…

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

Institute of Directors trial the end of the suit

13 August 2013 17:43

Is this the end of business attire? The slow degradation of the standard issue suit has reached the Institute of…

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…

Chris Bryant is in hot water over his allegations about Tesco and Next. (SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Chris Bryant’s car crash Today interview puts more pressure on Ed Miliband

12 August 2013 9:14

Listen to Chris Bryant’s disastrous interview on Today earlier today: listen to ‘Chris Bryant on immigration and employment’ on Audioboo…

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…

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The View from 22 — the men from the colonies running Britain, the rise of the Death Café and male toplessness

18 July 2013 10:57

Has the British establishment been taken over by men from the Commonwealth? What with a Canadian in charge of the…