Bank of England

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Picture: Carla Millar

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…

Mark Carney's arrival at the Bank of England will have far greater significance than yesterday's Budget. Picture: Getty

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…

The problem with Mark Carney

14 March 2013 14:52

In Washington last week, I encountered amazement that the Bank of England is about to be run by a foreigner.…

The Bank of England panics and misses the point

27 February 2013 15:55

Wonders never cease. I awoke this morning to hear that the Deputy Governor, Paul Tucker, had announced that consideration should…