Quantitative Easing

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.

This Round of Quantitative Easing Will Be Socialism for the Rich

Richard Murphy | Posted 23.01.2015 | 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.

One Trillion Euro Money-Printing Plan Is Getting A Little Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

The European Central Bank's plan to pump over one trillion euros (£960 billion) into the region's ailing economy has been awkwardly undermined by a t...

As Europe Eases Into Quantitative Easing, It's Time for Green QE

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Those of us who have decried the way the policies of austerity and monetary stimulus have been used to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor should be arguing now that, when the ECB loosens the purse-strings, it must use the principle of sustainability to guide how QE should be implemented...

Money Creation and the Illusion of the Perpetual Money Machine

Susanne von der Becke | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK
Susanne von der Becke

In an additional effort to revive the ailing European economy, the ECB is now preparing to expand the money supply through the purchase of asset-backed securities.

Markets Blind to Geopolitical Risks?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Monetary blinders Neither stock markets nor oil prices have responded strongly to geopolitical unrest. On the contrary, recently stock indices have b...

BoE Has Now Kept Interest Rates Low For Five Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England marked five continuous years of interest rates at their historic low of 0.5% today as it again decided to leave them unchanged. ...

Carney Pours Cold Water On Osborne's 0.8% Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

The UK economy has grown by 0.8% GDP in the third quarter of 2013, although Mark Carney warned that the recovery has yet to gain "traction". The l...

Gold Grows on Trees, But Money Doesn't

Adrian Ash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adrian Ash

So money really does grow on trees, agree headline writers everywhere today. Gold, in fact, has been found in minute quantities in eucalyptus trees in Australia. Analyzing tree leaves and bark could now unearth gold deposits up to 30 metres below ground elsewhere in the world, geochemists say.

Has Quantitative Easing Become an Embarrassment?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

With pressure from a skeptical Senate to wind down QE, and next January's FOMC voter rotation bringing in many new hawks, it seems likely the data would have to become truly appalling before we saw an increase in QE.

Asa Bennett

Has Carney's Bank of England Been Taken Over By Hawks?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

City birdwatchers were on the lookout for the Bank of England's doves and hawks today. All eyes were focused on what new governor Mark Carney woul...

Transparent Banking? I Can't See it Vince

Jane Sparrow | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jane Sparrow

There's been a major breakthrough in the financial sector this week, as Vince Cable announces a panacea for the long-term woes that banks have been facing. All they need to do, apparently, is 'get people to trust them'. That, seriously, is what Vince's big announcement boils down to.

Carney Leaves Rates on Hold, But the Catch 22 of Easy Money Persists

Justin Cash | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Justin Cash

While Carney's first decision is a safe, steady one, holding both interest rates and asset purchases does suggest that we still can't quite seem to make up our minds as to whether the virtues of credit easing outweigh these vices it leaves us in.

I Am No Economist, but Here Is My Take

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I fully understand that simply giving the money to people to spend as they wish would create inflation, with money losing its value. But there are other ways to use that money...

Mehdi Hasan

Former FSA Chair Lord Turner Attacks Austerity And Warns Of Another Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The former chair of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Adair Turner, has called on the government to be "more cautious" about austerity and expre...

Inflation - It's Coming Round the Curve

Nick Beecroft | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

Even in the depths of global economic despair in 2009 when we needed really aggressive monetary policy, the measures used and the quantum of money printed as Quantitative Easing was much too timid, and anyway it got stuck in the bowels of banks' balance sheets as excess reserves as they were all too terrified of lending money on to real people or businesses, as the policy intended.

Nerds Have Taken Over the Universe?

Raconteur Media | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

Charles Orton-Jones traces the rise of a new breed of City computer geeks who prefer algorithms to champagne and Lamborghinis The Masters of the Univ...

The Budget - Why It Means More QE Is Highly Likely!

Peter Morgan | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Morgan

There were some tactics to stimulate growth including a £130billion guarantee for mortgages in an effort to boost the ailing housing market, an increase in the personal tax allowance for the starting rate to £10,000 and a reduction in corporate national insurance tax. However none of these measures are likely to give the economy the boost it needs to get through this 'difficult' year, in which the economy is likely to fall back into a 'Triple Dip' recession.

Sterling Slumps To New Low After Manufacturing Figures Disappoint

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Sterling dropped to a new two-and-a-half year low on Tuesday of 1.48 against the US dollar after another dire month for manufacturing output, which sl...

Quantitative Easing Rejected As Bank Holds Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

The Bank of England has held off from more economy-boosting measures in what is likely to have been a knife-edge decision among policymakers. On th...

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 Can Count on Carney

Jeremy Cook | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

The consensus is that the BOE have got the best man available for the job, and it's hard to disagree.

Is it Time to Manipulate the Debt for the Greater Good?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

We got into this mess through financial engineering and manipulation for individual profit. Maybe it's time we considered some more manipulation, this time for the benefit of everyone and not a greedy few.

Charlie Thomas

Oil Is Getting Cheaper - So Will Petrol Prices Drop?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The price of North Sea oil dropped to $108.19 (£64) in a trader sell-off on Wednesday following rumours that Saudi Arabia is to increase its supply. ...

We're Hiring! CBI Report Reveals Spike In SME Headcounts

Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Despite continued economic gloom, the UK witnessed an 11% increase in staff numbers for small employers during May-July 2012. The news follows con...