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Uncertainty at the Fed as Markets Oscillate

Uncertainty at the Fed as Markets Oscillate. By JAMES B. STEWART. It can’t have been the send-off that the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, was hoping for. “He’s already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to,” President Obama told Charlie Rose in an interview that was broadcast on June [...]

BoE Quarterly Bulletin

Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin 2013 Q2. ​Contents of Quarterly Bulletin 2013 Q2 Each article is available as a separate pdf file;  click on the appropriate title to access the relevant file.  Alternatively you may download the complete issue. Complete issue (3.17MB) Topical articles Research work published by the Bank is intended to contribute to [...]

Mark Carney to be Governor of the Bank of England

Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of England from 1 July 2013. He will succeed Sir Mervyn King. Welcoming the appointment, the Governor, Sir Mervyn King, said: I am delighted to welcome Mark Carney as my successor.  He represents a new generation [...]

The challenges in assessing capital requirements for banks

By Andrew Bailey, Executive Director and Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England; Managing Director of the Prudential Business Unit, FSA. Thank you for inviting me to speak today. I want to talk about the challenges bank supervisors face in determining the appropriate approach to assessing the capital requirements for banks. Scarcely a [...]

Why monetary policy is the only game in town

What should central banks do when politicians seem incapable of acting? Thus far, they’ve been willing to step into the breach. By Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. What should central banks do when politicians seem incapable of acting? Thus far, they have been willing to step [...]

ECB press conference

Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, Frankfurt am Main, 6 September 2012. Introductory statement. Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are very pleased to welcome you to our press conference. We will now report on the outcome of today’s meeting of the Governing Council, which was also attended [...]

Too big to fail: empirical evidence on public banking interventions in the UK

Too big to fail: some empirical evidence on the causes and consequences of public banking interventions in the United Kingdom. By Andrew K Rose and Tomasz Wieladek. Summary. Beginning in late 2007, the public sector around the world helped their struggling financial sectors in a number of different ways. Some banks were offered government funding [...]

BoE: too much power, too little democracy

By Kate Barker.* Major institutional reforms to macroeconomic policy are being introduced even as the UK economy struggles in the aftermath of the financial crisis. But do these reforms measure up? Will they support recovery and protect us from the next crisis? The new regime, which divides responsibility among the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial [...]

Financial education

Speech by Mr Ben S Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Financial education, August 2012. Good afternoon and welcome. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak today with educators throughout the country on the topic of financial education. Thank you for your participation and for the important work [...]

ECB statement

Introductory statement to the press conference. By Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB. Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice-President and I are very pleased to welcome you to our press conference. We will now report on the outcome of today’s meeting of the Governing Council, which was also attended by the [...]

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