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Bank of England confirms EU exit research

The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.

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UK inflation negative for first time since 1960

Britain's annual rate of consumer price inflation fell below zero for the first time in more than half a century, official figures showed on Tuesday, though Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the dip was likely to be brief.

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BoE may 'increase interest rate earlier'

Britain could become the first major economy to tighten monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled, sending sterling shooting towards a five-year high against the dollar yesterday.

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UK regulator relaxes key asset quality rule

Britain's banking regulator has relaxed a new rule determining the quality of assets banks must hold to cover risks from pension liabilities. The Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) had proposed that al

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From manufacturing to car sales, Britain bounces back

British manufacturing grew much more strongly than expected in June, suggesting the country's recovery is broadening just as the Bank of England prepares to set out its plan for steering the economy back to health.  

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Banks ‘vulnerable to abrupt rise in global rates’

The Bank of England warned banks and borrowers on Wednesday they may be vulnerable if there is an abrupt rise in global interest rates which could require lenders to bolster their capital cushions again. Global bond yields have ju

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BoE chief slams UK banks for lobbying

Bank of England (BoE) governor Mervyn King, making probably his final public comments before retiring, accused British banks of lobbying senior politicians to undermine a new system of financial regulation. King said some banks ha

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Bank of England top official to step down

Bank of England (BoE) deputy governor Paul Tucker, beaten to the central bank's top job by Mark Carney, will stand down later this year, giving the Canadian an early chance to help reshape the BoE's upper echelons. Tucker,

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British firms reject external funding

British manufacturers are increasingly turning away from external funding to grow their businesses, a survey has found, despite tentative signs that the cost of credit is easing. Nearly 52 per cent of companies polled by manufactu

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Sterling hits 2-1/2 year low vs dollar on rating cut

Sterling hit a two-and-a-half year low against the dollar and a 16-month trough against the euro on Monday after ratings agency Moody's stripped the UK of one of its prized triple-A ratings, rounding off a week of woe for the currency.

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