What is quantitative easing?
Bank of England
In Depth

What is quantitative easing?

Bank of England expands crisis programme to £300bn amid coronavirus chaos
19 Jun 2020
Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers
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Nationwide triples minimum deposit for UK first-time buyers

Average minimum deposit rises by more than £20,000
18 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: why are stocks markets booming?
New York Stock Exchange reopens
In Depth

Coronavirus: why are stocks markets booming?

Analysts offer wealth of explanations for disconnect between Wall Street and the high street
1 Jun 2020
Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse
Virgin Atlantic
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Virgin Atlantic seeking investors to avoid collapse

Airline meeting with private equity firms as talks over government bailout continue
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?
UK economy
In Depth

Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?

Long-term effects expected to include more government debt and fewer calls for privatisation
6 May 2020
Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?
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In Depth

Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?

Experts warn that pandemic could lead to a recession ‘of record dimensions’
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan
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Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan

Rishi Sunak set to act after warnings that companies across Britain could face ruin
20 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move
Bank of England
In Brief

Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed in emergency move

The coronavirus crisis is threatening to all but shut down the global economy
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis

Sterling slumps to lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades
19 Mar 2020
Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?

Chancellor pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect jobs and incomes - so has he gone far enough?
18 Mar 2020
Markets plunge as investors fear ‘cataclysmic recession’
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
In Brief

Markets plunge as investors fear ‘cataclysmic recession’

Wall Street suffers worst day since 1987 despite efforts to steady financial markets
17 Mar 2020
Andrew Bailey: who is the new Bank of England governor?
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In Depth

Andrew Bailey: who is the new Bank of England governor?

Financial Conduct Authority chief faces questions from Treasury Select Committee
4 Mar 2020
HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged
HSBC
In Depth

HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged

British bank announces 33% drop in profits and plans to slash branches in US
18 Feb 2020
Lloyd’s of London puts anti-abuse posters in City pubs
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Lloyd’s of London puts anti-abuse posters in City pubs

Insurance market acts after growing reports of harassment
20 Nov 2019
City traders call for shorter working hours
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City traders call for shorter working hours

UK and European exchanges urged to cut trading hours to 9 to 4 in bid to improve work-life balance
8 Nov 2019
Hong Kong stock exchange offers to buy LSE for £32bn
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Hong Kong stock exchange offers to buy LSE for £32bn

Bid for London Stock Exchange met with concern over Hong Kong’s ties to Beijing
12 Sep 2019
Pound volatile after Johnson orders parliamentary suspension
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Pound volatile after Johnson orders parliamentary suspension

Investors still divided about the risk of no-deal Brexit in October
29 Aug 2019
How the Tulip would measure against London’s tallest towers
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How the Tulip would measure against London’s tallest towers

Proposed building from the Gherkin’s architects set to become second-tallest skyscraper in Britain
20 Nov 2018
Mark Carney in talks to extend Bank of England tenure
Mark Carney
In Brief

Mark Carney in talks to extend Bank of England tenure

Treasury concerned post-Brexit transition could lead to uncertainty and destabilise markets
4 Sep 2018
Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?
The headquarters of the Bank of England in London
In Depth

Interest rate rise: how will it affect you?

Mortgage holders facing payment hikes as Bank’s rate hits 0.75% - the highest in almost a decade
2 Aug 2018
Should hedge funds be banned from private polling?
Markets crashed in the hours following the Brexit vote
In Brief

Should hedge funds be banned from private polling?

Businesses accused of gaming referendum result to make billions in profits
27 Jun 2018
How London became a prime destination for ‘dirty money’
Vladimir Putin is set to be re-elected for a fourth term as president on Sunday
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How London became a prime destination for ‘dirty money’

MPs say UK turning ‘blind eye’ to Kremlin-connected oligarchs laundering money through capital
21 May 2018
Brexit: Lords force May to give MPs single market vote
The House of Lords
In Depth

Brexit: Lords force May to give MPs single market vote

Brexit strategy for May and Corbyn both ‘blown apart’ in the past 24 hours
9 May 2018
Sir Martin Sorrell’s £20m windfall angers WPP investors
Sir Martin Sorrell
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Sir Martin Sorrell’s £20m windfall angers WPP investors

World’s biggest ad agency boss faces backlash after stepping down
23 Apr 2018
Jeremy Corbyn to curb ‘destructive’ City of London’s power
Jeremy Corbyn addresses the EEF manufacturers' organisation in London
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Jeremy Corbyn to curb ‘destructive’ City of London’s power

Labour leader threatens to make bankers ‘servants of industry not the masters of us all’
21 Feb 2018
Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief
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Latvia jolted by US probe and arrest of central bank chief

US Treasury accuses Baltic nation’s third-largest bank of money laundering
20 Feb 2018
RBS memo to ‘let customers hang themselves’ sparks fury
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RBS memo to ‘let customers hang themselves’ sparks fury

Ex-MP says callous banking tactics following 2008 crash drove small business owners to suicide
18 Jan 2018
Mifid II: what is the financial markets shake-up all about?
City of London
In Depth

Mifid II: what is the financial markets shake-up all about?

In Depth: European banks and financial firms hope new rules will give them an edge over US rivals
2 Jan 2018
Fat cat pay curbs 'to be watered down'
Canary Wharf
In Brief

Fat cat pay curbs 'to be watered down'

Theresa May is expected to abandon radical plans to empower shareholders
21 Aug 2017
Mike Ashley feels the force of Star Wars fans
Mike Ashley
In Depth

Mike Ashley feels the force of Star Wars fans

Confusing Obi-Wan Kenobi with Darth Vadar leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to the Dark Side - of Twitter
6 Jul 2017
Is it time for a fairer form of capitalism?
John Lewis; retail; British high street; shopping
In Depth

Is it time for a fairer form of capitalism?

Mark Price, the outgoing boss of Waitrose, says companies are failing society
18 Nov 2015
How will the UK bank ring-fence work?
High Street Banks
In Depth

How will the UK bank ring-fence work?

Recent concessions on transfers from retail banks and cross-selling have been welcomed by the sector
26 Oct 2015
UK banks slip down global rankings
Banks Slip
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UK banks slip down global rankings

HSBC fall leaves UK with no representation in top five, as Chinese banks dominate the elite
29 Jun 2015