Bank of England

Why women make better senior bankers than men

4 May 2019 9:00 am

If you’re a bloke in a suit who’d like to apply for the governorship of the Bank of England (deadline…

The price of Bitcoin has fallen from a high of £14,354 to just under £5,000

All change: is the bitcoin revolution coming?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Dismiss bitcoin at your peril: its global adoption would alter everything, says Matthew Lynn

Why Mark Carney’s successor is likely to be woman

26 May 2018 9:00 am

If Ben Broadbent’s Daily Telegraph interview last week was the launch of a bid for the governorship of the Bank…

Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one…

Bad news: a small interest rate rise is almost completely irrelevant

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The interest-rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee on Thursday 2 November — shortly after we went…

Monarch was an airline from an earlier era – but were its owners to blame for its demise?

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Monarch Airlines was the ghost of an earlier age of holiday travel. When I used to see its planes lined…

Don’t get too excited about a November rate rise – we’ve been here before

23 September 2017 9:00 am

It is more than three years since Bank of England governor Mark Carney was accused by Labour MP and Treasury…

Is Britain ready for recession? You wouldn’t put money on it

5 August 2017 9:00 am

For anyone considering a career in economic forecasting, the Bank of England’s inflation report for August 2007 ought to be…

Michael Gove’s welcome move to protect our fishermen after Brexit

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I voted Remain last year for two reasons. First, however irritating I found some aspects of the EU, I could…

The Bank of England is enslaved by green groupthink

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I do find it odd that I’m so often having to write about the science of global warming, species extinction…

Why stop at keeping Gibraltar? Let’s take over the bits of Spain around it

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Since Article 50 was triggered last week, City traders have been avidly watching the fluctuations of the pound. Analysts at…

Charlotte Hogg belongs to boardrooms’ real endangered species

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Tesco chairman John Allan provoked feminist fury by telling would-be non-exec directors, ‘If you’re a white male, tough: you’re an…

How Socrates judged experts

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

Why Philip Hammond should be getting ready to break up RBS

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The new series of The Missing is surely the gloomiest television of the year. But it has nothing on the…

What can Theresa May really promise Nissan?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

I wrote last month that a key test of Brexit success will be whether Nissan is still making cars here…

Mark Carney has to go. Here’s why

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The Bank of England governor’s ‘forward guidance’ is reliably wrong. His other interventions are even worse

Interest rates have been too low for too long

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Central banks are still keeping interest rates at rock bottom. When the 2007-8 financial crisis struck, reducing interest rates was…

The new world of work is a jungle — but don’t call workers ‘animals’

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The TUC general secretaryFrances O’Grady doesn’t get a lot of airtime. Compared with predecessors a generation ago, such as Vic…

The Brexit bounce that’s making doom-mongers look foolish

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Remainers promised instant catastrophe. It’s not happening. What are they to do now?

Why negative interest rates are mad, bad – and dangerous

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Negative interest rates are too crazy to contemplate, right? But they may be just around the corner

Warning: the FTSE100 isn’t out of the woods just yet

23 April 2016 9:00 am

When the FTSE100 fell close to 5,500 in February, we all said ‘Mr Bear is back’. On Tuesday the index…

Portrait of the week

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

Brexit is none of Mark Carney's business

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Surely there is a difference between Mark Carney’s intervention in the Scottish referendum last year and in the EU one…

George Osborne has made his own 'dangerous cocktail' of economic risk

9 January 2016 9:00 am

When David Cameron said this week that he is worried his children would not be able to afford to buy…

David Cameron leaves the headquarters of the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in 2008 (Photo: Getty)

We must play the blame game over HBOS. How else will bankers learn?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

‘Everyone remembers the names of Applegarth of Northern Rock and Goodwin of RBS, but history may judge the HBOS men…