Quantitative easing

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Bank of England completes sale of £19bn emergency bond purchases after mini-budget
Bloomberg estimates Bank made profit of £3.5bn after intervening to prevent run on pension funds

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @6:33 PM

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Bank of England begins selling government bonds
Central bank in bid to reduce its emergency stimulus to the economy and fend off claims it has lost its independence

Phillip Inman

01, Nov, 2022 @7:24 PM

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Twitter deal may signal point when the ‘everything bubble’ bursts
China’s property meltdown, the unwinding of QE and the tech stock plunge all show a fragile global financial ecosystem under stress

Larry Elliott

30, Oct, 2022 @10:16 AM

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The Guardian view on big finance: addicted to government handouts | Editorial
Editorial: Instead of cutting public services, the Treasury should tax the windfall profits of the banking sector


19, Oct, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Cliff edge looms for UK’s financial system
BoE’s move to end bond buying is a big gamble given the magnitude of the bind Britain is in

Richard Partington

12, Oct, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Kwarteng’s fiscal pyrotechnics caused this mess – now we need some U-turns
Chancellor pitched mini-budget as way to avoid deep recession, but market’s reaction has created risk of a deeper one

Nils Pratley

28, Sep, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Bank’s intervention may not mark the end of market mayhem
Bank of England’s fourth round of QE could still fail to calm markets and be followed by an emergency interest rate rise

Larry Elliott Economics editor

28, Sep, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Bank of England hikes interest rates and says inflation will hit 13%
Base rate raised by 0.5 percentage points to 1.75%, as Bank says inflation will hit 13% in October

Larry Elliott, Phillip Inman and Heather Stewart

04, Aug, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Independence day: why Gordon Brown gave the Bank the right to set interest rates
Analysis: New Labour’s chancellor revealed his plan to a surprised Eddie George and his private secretary, now governor, Andrew Bailey

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, May, 2022 @12:01 PM

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Bank of England puts Covid behind it, but now must face costs of war
Threadneedle Street is offloading debt, but the Ukraine situation poses a new dilemma for all central banks

Phillip Inman

06, Mar, 2022 @12:05 AM

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The Bank of England has underestimated the risk inflation poses to stability | Gerard Lyons
With inflation set to exceed the Bank’s 2% target in 2022 – many people will be hit hard by a cost-of-living crisis

Gerard Lyons

30, Dec, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Global financial markets brace for a bumpy ride in 2022
Soaring inflation, rising interest rates and further supply chain disruption will fuel volatility, economists say

Graeme Wearden

27, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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