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.
An inequality test should be applied to all government policies to assess whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest.
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.
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.
Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.
Negative interest rates are like candy floss to central bankers, it is believed.
The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.
Interest is tricky.
The University of Cambridge is apparently a safer investment than the UK.
The focus narrows, and anti-fraud measures are introduced, but the interbank rate is sticking around.
The government may want a place in the process.
Building societies and credit unions stand to benefit if we move towards a paid-for model.
One of the problems fiscal conservatives have is that most of them can't actually agree about what they are conservative about.
"Sound money", raising interest rates and Ayn Rand: he's got it all.
A day of rest for the central banks, it seems.
Moody's move is ballsy, but makes no sense.
It's central bank mania!
£30bn infrastructure programs! Ending taxation!
Zero coupon bond sold for a yield of 0.07 per cent.
And more importantly, would you let them do so to your children?
Low interest rates have nothing to do with "our hard-won credibility"
A cap on interest is the first step to transforming predatory lenders into responsible ones.
Alexis Tsipras wants Greece to stop paying odious debt. But does it have any?
Interest rates remain at 1 per cent, despite calls for a cut.
Lower-than-expected growth and higher mortgage rates prompted cut
It’s time for a heavyweight at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.