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What Has Become of the £375Billion Created by the Bank of England Under Quantitative Easing?

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Politicians and opinion-formers, please stop listening to the "moneymen". Go back to first principles and start using some common sense.

Europe's QE Programme Will Hit UK Manufacturers

Nicola Horlick | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Nicola Horlick

The UK consumer can look forward to further downward pressure on retail prices and this should lead to another increase in consumer spending. However, if the imbalances in the UK economy are to be addressed, British manufacturers urgently need to invest in order to increase productivity, which remains weak...

Europe's Crisis Is Constitutional

Andrew Duff | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Duff

The dilemma in which Mario Draghi found himself over quantitative easing is emblematic of the state of the European Union as a whole. Like other of the EU's crisis management measures, the resort to QE has been criticised for being too little and too late...

Markets Collide: Irresistible Oil Meets Immovable QE

Nicola Horlick | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Nicola Horlick

If QE is a massive block of money (no-one's quite saying it's immovable) tending to pump up prices and spending, the precipitous fall in the oil price has resulted is a near-irresistible force working against it.

This Round of Quantitative Easing Will Be Socialism for the Rich

Richard Murphy | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Murphy

I am not opposed to turning on the money printing presses. But I am if the result is a boom to be followed by a bust with a few benefitting enormously at cost to many in the meantime. This is the time for QE, but Green QE is what we need and is not what we're getting.

Taper-Schmaper?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

So now we're all on tenterhooks until next Wednesday when we hear if the Fed has decided to reduce its monthly bond purchases. Traders, Treasurers, pension pot holders, emerging market Finance Ministers - we all feel a watershed is arriving.

It's Official: There Is a Money Tree

Ann Pettifor | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ann Pettifor

There is a money tree, and it's called the Bank of England.

Charlie Thomas

More Quantitative Easing On The Way?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Sir Mervyn King surprised the markets on Wednesday after it was revealed he, along with committee members David Miles and Paul Fisher, voted for the m...

Bank Of England Holds Interest Rates

Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

The Bank of England has held interest rates at a record low of 0.5%, they announced on Thursday. The Bank also left the scale of its quantitative e...

To QE Or Not To QE?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

The Bank of England is expected to hold back from pumping more cash into the economy despite the deepening threat posed to the UK by the eurozone debt...

Sir Mervyn King: UK Faces Its Most Serious Financial Crisis Ever

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Sir Mervyn King has insisted that the Bank of England's surprise move to pump £75 billion into the UK economy is the right thing to do as the country...

Bank Of England Poised For Another Round Of Quantitative Easing

PA | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Heightened fears of another recession mean it is "touch and go" whether the Bank of England will this week order another dose of ...

Stimulus Boosted Economy By 2 Per Cent, Says Bank Of England

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

The emergency quantitative easing (QE) programme rolled out after the financial crisis boosted the economy by as much as 2%, the Bank of England has s...