By Nick Beecroft - 11 February 13:17
The Federal Open Market Committee is keen to hold fund rates in spite of falling unemployment. It's the first act of a newer, stricter committee.
By Duncan Exley - 20 November 16:38
An inequality test should be applied to all government policies to assess whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest.
By Nick Beecroft - 20 November 11:58
The Bank is still underestimating the strength of the recovery - and its latest report, puzzlingly, contained large changes to its expectations for both unemployment and inflation.
By Alex Andreou - 21 June 12:05
The newly ennobled Mervyn King blames “a collective lack of imagination” for the financial crisis. We, all of us, failed to see the iceberg. The only problem is that most of us were in the engine room shovelling coal.
By New Statesman - 14 June 11:32
Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.
By Alex Hern - 26 February 17:23
Negative interest rates are like candy floss to central bankers, it is believed.
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 15:38
The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.
By Alex Hern - 12 October 9:48
Interest is tricky.
By Alex Hern - 11 October 13:27
The University of Cambridge is apparently a safer investment than the UK.
By Alex Hern - 28 September 8:53
The focus narrows, and anti-fraud measures are introduced, but the interbank rate is sticking around.
By Alex Hern - 26 September 8:12
The government may want a place in the process.
By Carl Packman - 12 September 9:05
Building societies and credit unions stand to benefit if we move towards a paid-for model.
By Alex Hern - 31 August 13:05
One of the problems fiscal conservatives have is that most of them can't actually agree about what they are conservative about.
By Alex Hern - 14 August 12:29
"Sound money", raising interest rates and Ayn Rand: he's got it all.
By Alex Hern - 02 August 14:16
A day of rest for the central banks, it seems.
By Alex Hern - 24 July 10:48
Moody's move is ballsy, but makes no sense.
By Alex Hern - 05 July 15:35
It's central bank mania!
By Alex Hern - 30 May 15:27
£30bn infrastructure programs! Ending taxation!
By Alex Hern - 23 May 15:11
Zero coupon bond sold for a yield of 0.07 per cent.
By Carl Packman - 21 May 14:54
And more importantly, would you let them do so to your children?
By Dom Boyle - 17 May 17:46
Low interest rates have nothing to do with "our hard-won credibility"
By Carl Packman - 14 May 13:24
A cap on interest is the first step to transforming predatory lenders into responsible ones.
By Alex Hern - 09 May 11:58
Alexis Tsipras wants Greece to stop paying odious debt. But does it have any?
By Alex Hern - 03 May 16:56
Interest rates remain at 1 per cent, despite calls for a cut.
By Alex Hern - 01 May 11:18
Lower-than-expected growth and higher mortgage rates prompted cut
By David Blanchflower - 18 April 14:44
It’s time for a heavyweight at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.