The Bank of England introduced its first plastic banknotes on Tuesday, with a new five pound entering circulation in England and Wales featuring World War Two leader Winston Churchill.
The new notes, which will trickle through to
The Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time since 2009 on Thursday and said it would buy 60 billion pounds ($80 billion) of government debt to ease the blow from Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union.
The Bank of England (BoE) must decide over the coming week how much trouble Britain's economy is in following the shock vote to leave the European Union, and how much firepower it can throw at the problem.
After the Bank of Ja
The Bank of England pledged a huge financial backstop to calm plunging markets after Britain voted to leave the EU and central banks around the globe intervened in markets, highlighting worries that volatility could quickly hit the world economy
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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