UK current-account deficit widens, business investment falls

2018-09-28 13:15

The UK current-account deficit has widened more than economists forecast in the second quarter, raising fresh questions about the sustainability of the shortfall as Britain prepares for Brexit.

BoE sees reversal of decade-long slump in UK productivity

2018-07-06 14:27

Increasing investment by firms in technology means the UK’s abysmal productivity growth should soon start to recover, according to a Bank of England staff blog.

UK productivity worst since industrial revolution - BoE

2018-04-25 13:06

Britons were only beginning to use steam engines, canals and factories the last time the UK experienced such a poor decade of productivity.

UK inflation rate slips to 3%, first decline in six months

2018-01-16 12:13

UK inflation has eased for the first time in six months in December, thanks to the cost of air fares as well as games and toys.

BoE defends guidance on way ahead for UK interest rates

2017-11-21 15:30

Bank of England officials say they see no need to change how they communicate the outlook for interest rates after the central bank started tightening policy this month.

BoE sees scope for some removal of stimulus in coming months

2017-09-14 13:30

The Bank of England says policy makers may see the need to reduce stimulus in the near future as it kept the benchmark interest rate at a record low.

UK consumer borrowing cools as BoE action take toll

2017-08-30 13:00

UK consumer credit has grown at its slowest pace in more than a year, suggesting that Bank of England action is making households less willing to take on debt.

BoE is said to find error behind spike in mortgage arrears

2017-08-04 12:00

A sustained spike in mortgage-arrears data published by the Bank of England has left home loan providers in the UK puzzled. Turns out lenders were entering incorrect data.

UK inflation rate's unexpected drop takes pressure off BoE

2017-07-18 11:15

UK inflation has unexpectedly slowed in June, giving respite to Bank of England policy makers concerned that price growth was getting out of hand.

BoE policy hawks face new signs of weakening UK economy

2017-07-07 13:31

The hawks circling over the Bank of England may have just gotten their wings clipped.


UK politics is the wild card for BoE's August rate hikes

2018-07-11 10:14

Political turmoil fanned by Brexit may be the last hurdle for a Bank of England interest-rate increase in August.

BoE to keep policy unchanged after roller-coaster buildup

2018-05-08 12:45

The Bank of England will probably keep interest rates unchanged after an economic roller coaster that saw market bets on an increase flip from near-guaranteed to almost no chance.

UK consumers put inflation rate at highest since 2014

2018-03-09 13:21

UK consumers are feeling the impact of faster inflation.

UK inflation climbs above 3%

2017-12-12 12:29

UK inflation has unexpectedly accelerated to the fastest in more than five-and-a-half years in November, forcing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to explain.

BoE seen on hold through 2018 after expected hike

2017-10-17 10:18

If economists are to be believed, November could be the last live Bank of England meeting for quite some time.

Brexit squeeze on workers' earnings highlights BoE dilemma

2017-09-11 11:18

You don’t need to tell UK nurses what this week’s inflation and wage data will show. They say their living standards have been squeezed for seven years.

Disappointing UK manufacturing, trade cap sluggish quarter

2017-08-10 11:00

The UK economy has ended the second quarter on a disappointing note as manufacturing stagnated and the trade deficit unexpectedly widened.

BoE cuts growth, wage forecasts as key rate kept at record low

2017-08-03 13:27

The Bank of England has cut its forecasts for economic growth and wages as it extended keeping its benchmark rate at a record low.

BoE's Broadbent says he's not ready to raise rates just yet

2017-07-12 11:45

Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent says he’s not ready to vote for higher interest rates, even though he sees pressures to do so building up.

BoE's Saunders warns of first UK rate hike in a decade

2017-07-05 10:30

Ten years since the Bank of England last raised interest rates, policy makers are warning Britons to prepare for the next one.

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