There’s an emphasis on radical uncertainty in Mervyn King’s new book “The End of Alchemy”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The excellent new book by Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, is inevitably noticed mainly for its views on banking regulation and t(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney making a speech at The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on Wednesday. He spoke about the benefits and risks of Britain’s EU membership. Photograph: Eddie Keogh-Pool/Getty Images

A prominent campaigner for a British exit from the European Union accused Bank of England governor Mark Carney of venturing into politics after the ce(...)

The Bank of England sign on the wall of its headquarters in London. A power cut at the bank added to the drama of banking stress tests yesterday

A power cut at the Bank of England added to the drama of the banking stress tests on Tuesday, as reporters and officials were forced to quit Threadnee(...)

 Ben Bernanke had the courage to defy all those tycoons demanding that they stop printing money. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The Bank of Japan, the country’s equivalent of the Federal Reserve, has lately been making a big effort to end deflation, which has afflicted Japan’s (...)

The BoE has said it expects inflation to hit its target of 2 per cent only in around three years’ time and some economists have said it could dip close to 1 per cent soon.

British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising int(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne

Five years on from the financial crisis and some weeks we still can’t get away from banks. With the UK’s five largest banks all reporting quarterly fi(...)

Kevin Egan: “Relevant, reliable and timely information beyond the purely financial is vital if informed decisions about risks, business models, strategies and governance are to be made.”
Innovation Profile: PwC

There is a growing belief in the business world that company reports should go beyond pure financial information and include much more information abo(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders yesterday in Nottingham.  Nigel Roddis - Pool/Getty Images

The Bank of England may provide more stimulus for Britain’s economy if financial markets get ahead of themselves and threaten to choke off its recover(...)

Barclays is trying to plug a larger-than-expected capital shortfall. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Taking on the regulators is always a risky business, even for a squeaky clean company of good repute. For Barclays, where the misdeeds and scandals ju(...)

On Twitter it can be hard to find someone with a good word to say about Sir Mervyn King, the recently retired governor of the Bank of England. He has(...)