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Invisible man: Boris Johnson fails to join Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel for a joint press conference. Bettel gestures to an empty podium. Photograph: Joshua Sammer/Getty

Image of the week: Empty podium It wasn’t the best of trips to Luxembourg this week for Boris Johnson, who failed to show up at a press conference on(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Reuters

The appointment of the next governor of the Bank of England will be pushed back until after the forthcoming election, the Financial Times reported, ci(...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s current chief, Mark Carney

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s(...)

British exporters are unprepared for leaving the European Union according to a YouGov survey. (Photograph: iStock)

British exporters are unprepared for leaving the European Union, according to a survey published Friday. Almost half have yet to review their strateg(...)

Bank of England issued latest warning on post-Brexit trade issues on Tuesday. Stock photograph: iStock

The Bank of England has issued a new Brexit warning. A reduction in trade with the European Union after leaving the bloc would be damaging to the UK b(...)

“Inflation targeting can cause problems – notably if the impact of monetary policy on finance is ignored.”

Many influential interests and opinion-formers detest today’s ultra-low interest rates. They are also clear who is to blame: central banks. British p(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. “We’re willing to tolerate a bit of an overshoot in inflation over the course of the next few years.” Photograph: Bloomberg

The Bank of England is not indifferent to the level of sterling, its governor said on Friday, giving a boost to the battered pound which has slumped i(...)

Governor of the Bank of of England Mark Carney. He delivered an upbeat assessment of Britain’s membership of the European Union on Wednesday.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivered an upbeat assessment of Britain’s membership of the European Union on Wednesday, which is likely to be(...)

‘In early 2011, the European Central Bank raised its intervention rate from 1 to 1.5 per cent. This was wildly inappropriate, and in the end it had to cut rates again and embark on QE.’ Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Why are interest rates so low? The best answer is that the advanced countries are still in a “managed depression”. This malady is deep. It will not(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney delivers a public speech in London on March 18th, 2014. He has  unveiled a radical shake-up of the Bank of England. Photograph: Sang Tan/Reuters

Mark Carney yesterday unveiled a radical shake-up of the Bank of England, introducing sweeping changes to senior management and its operations – in(...)

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