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British banks receive billions in secret bailoutupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 09:22:00

The Bank of England extended secret emergency financing to Royal Bank of Scotland and to what was then HBOS during the banking panic last October, indicating the two banks were even closer to collapse than had been thought.

Bankers watch as Swedish interest rates goes subzeroupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 23:52:00

For a world first, the announcement came with remarkably little fanfare.

Bank of England pumps $84B into UK economyupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 11:58:00

The Bank of England announced plans Thursday to pump another £50 billion ($84 billion) into the UK economy in a fresh effort to steer the country out of a recession which it admitted had been "deeper than previously thought."

Bank of England leaves interest rate unchangedupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 08:32:00

The Bank of England left its base interest rate unchanged Thursday, keeping it at a record low of 0.5 percent.

Protesters voice dissent on eve of G-20updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 02:25:00

Visions of apocalypse -- financial and environmental -- hung over London on Wednesday, as protesters gathered in the streets of the city's financial district on the eve of the G-20 summit of world leaders.

RBS offices attackedupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 02:25:00

Protesters smash the windows of a Royal Bank of Scotland branch in London's financial district.

Protesters scuffle in London's financial heartupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:13:00

Police and protesters skirmished around the Bank of England on Wednesday as world leaders gathered for the G-20 summit.

G-20 protests turn violentupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:13:00

A broad variety of protest groups stormed the streets of London ahead of the G-20.

London braces for 'unprecedented' protestsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 03:03:00

London prepared on Wednesday for what police warned could be "unprecedented" mass protests by anti-capitalist and climate change campaigners ahead of Thursday's G-20 economic summit.

Suspect package found near Bank of Englandupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 12:32:00

Authorities were investigating a suspicious package that was found Tuesday in the vicinity of the Bank of England, just two days before world leaders meet in London at the G-20 Summit.

Suspicious package foundupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 12:32:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports from London, where a suspect package was found outside the Bank of England.

UK introduces quantitative easing to aid economyupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 10:22:00

The Bank of England bought £2 billion ($2.8 billion) of government bonds Wednesday as the UK introduced quantitative easing to kickstart the ailing economy.

Q & A: What is 'quantitative easing?'updated: Fri Mar 06 2009 02:23:00

The UK government has announced plans to introduce "quantitative easing" to help the economy.

Interest rates fallingupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 02:16:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with Russell Jones about the decision by central banks in Europe to lower interest rates further.

ECB, Bank of England cut rates to record lowsupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 02:16:00

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both cut their key interest rates to historic lows on Thursday in a bid to revive their ailing economies.

CNNMoney: Dollar gains against euro, yenupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 16:05:00

The dollar rose against the euro and lost ground against the pound Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady and the Bank of England cut its key rate by half a percentage point.

Bank of England cuts UK interest rates to new lowupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 10:30:00

The Bank of England reduced interest rates by 0.5 percentage points Thursday to 1 percent, the lowest-ever level.

CNNMoney: Dollar gives up groundupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 13:43:00

The dollar lost ground against major currencies Tuesday as Wall Street stayed calm ahead of two central bank monetary-policy decisions.

CNNMoney: BOE cuts rate to record lowupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 08:09:00

The Bank of England has cut the interest rate to its lowest-ever level, the bank announced Thursday, slashing it to 1.5%.

CNNMoney: 3 European central banks slash ratesupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 09:43:00

Three European central banks slashed key interest rates Thursday in attempts to stem the recession.

CNNMoney: Dollar hits 6-year high against poundupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 17:28:00

The dollar soared to a 6-year high against the British pound Wednesday on concern that the Bank of England may make aggressive cuts to a key interest rate to combat a deepening recession.

CNNMoney: Dollar rallies after Euro rate cutsupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 17:31:00

The dollar rose against the euro and the pound Thursday after monetary policy makers in Europe cut interest rates in response to growing economic weakness.

CNNMoney: Recession fears sweep world marketsupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 09:37:00

Recession fears and worries about corporate profits swept stock markets around the world Thursday, but European indexes partly recovered after the Bank of England and European Central Bank slashed lending rates.

CNNMoney: Global markets head higherupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 12:12:00

Global stock indexes were mostly higher Tuesday as lending rates continued to improve and the two-year race for the White House neared an end.

Time.com: European Markets Rise amid Rate Cut Hopesupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 07:00:00

Europe's stock markets opened modestly higher after solid gains in Asia and amid mounting expectations that the European Central Bank and the Bank of England will aggressively cut borrowing costs

Mideast markets tumbleupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 00:01:00

CNN's John Defterios host of Marketplace Middle East explains why Mideast markets are down.

Time.com: Bank of England to Start New Facilityupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 16:00:00

The Bank of England will introduce new emergency overnight borrowing facilities for banks starting Monday and tighten disclosure rules as it attempts to improve access to liquidity and remove the stigma attached to borrowing from the central bank

Asian markets trading mixedupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 05:55:00

Asian and Pacific markets were relatively stable Thursday -- a day after major indices declined sharply on fears of the world financial crisis.

Fear driving marketsupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 05:55:00

Brian Todd looks at the psychology of fear, and how it's wreaking havoc on the financial markets.

CNNMoney: World markets return to selloffupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 14:18:00

Global markets turned sharply lower Wednesday, despite emergency action by global central banks that had initially calmed skittish investors.

Survey: UK banks plan lending cutsupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 08:25:00

Banks and other lenders in Britain plan further cuts in lending to households and businesses over the next three months, the Bank of England said Thursday.

CNNMoney: UK banks plan lending cutsupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 08:16:00

Banks and other lenders in Britain plan further cuts in lending to households and businesses over the next three months, the Bank of England said Thursday.

Fed extends deal to four more central banksupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 03:08:00

The Federal Reserve Bank announced a deal with four nations Wednesday meant to help global financial markets.

CNNMoney: Central banks pump up the dollarsupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 14:44:00

The Federal Reserve and five other central banks around the globe announced joint efforts early Thursday to try to pump an additional $180 billion into the battered global financial system.

Time.com: European, British Banks Hold Rates Steadyupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:00:00

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their key interest rates unchanged, reluctant to move them lower as rising prices offset the fear of weaker growth and recession

Is England in a recession?updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:59:00

The Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged as new figures show a bleak economy. ITN's James Blake reports.

Time.com: European Banks Leave Interest Rates Unchanged updated: Thu Aug 07 2008 13:00:00

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both left their benchmark interest rates unchanged Thursday as they ponder how best to steer their economies between the shoals of mounting inflation and slowing growth

CNNMoney: Dollar hits 7-month high vs. yenupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 12:42:00

The dollar hit a seven-month high against the yen Wednesday and gained against the euro after the Federal Reserve eased some concerns about the U.S. economy.

Time.com: Bank of England Details $100B Planupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 07:00:00

The Bank of England announced a $100 billion plan to allow banks to swap mortgage-backed securities for Treasury bills

Decision time for UK banksupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 12:30:00

Don't expect the European Central Bank to cut interest rates any time soon, explains CNN's Todd Benjamin.

Interest rates in the UKupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 21:36:00

CNN's Sasha Herriman looks at how the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis is affecting interest rates in the United Kingdom.

M&S shares plunge on sales woesupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 03:25:00

British retailer Marks & Spencer says it experienced flagging sales in the run-up to Christmas and issued a gloomy outlook for 2008, sending its share price plunging by a fifth.

CNNMoney: Europe in tough spot on ratesupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 09:51:00

Just weeks after the Federal Reserve made a bold strike at the credit crisis, central bank chiefs in Europe are being put to the test.

CNNMoney: Report: Bank of England in loan to troubled lenderupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 21:46:00

The Bank of England has lent about £3 billion ($6 billion) to troubled British mortgage lender Northern Rock, a newspaper reported Saturday.

CNNMoney: Bank of England reverses courseupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 03:58:00

The Bank of England will inject funds into the longer-term money market, it said, marking a major U-turn in its policy on bailing out struggling banks and fueling accusations that British authorities have mishandled the credit crisis.

BoE bails out key mortgage lenderupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 21:21:00

The Bank of England has taken the unusual move of bailing out a key mortgage lender, as the global credit crunch threatened to claim its latest victim, sending European markets reeling.

Time.com: Credit Crisis Hits British Lenderupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 11:00:00

When England's century-old Northern Counties Permanent Building Society merged with the Rock Building Society to become Northern Rock in 1965, it's hard to imagine it was too troubled by the health of the U.S. mortgage sector. But times change. The tight squeeze in the global credit markets has struck another financial institution, and forced another central bank to intervene.

CNNMoney: Bank of England holds rates steadyupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 07:45:00

The Bank of England held official interest rates steady at 5.75 percent Thursday, as widely anticipated following weeks of jitters in global markets.

CNNMoney: Barclays taps Bank of England againupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:41:00

Barclays PLC has tapped the Bank of England for an emergency loan for the second time this month, borrowing $3.2 billion after a failure in a trading system, according to a person familiar with the transaction.

CNNMoney: Market talkupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:41:00

Market talk

CNNMoney: Bank of England bumps interest ratesupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 07:55:00

The Bank of England raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point to a six-year high of 5.75 percent Thursday - the fifth increase since last August - as risks to inflation are still on the upside.

CNNMoney: Stocks try to riseupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 11:23:00

Stocks crept higher early Thursday afternoon as investors welcomed falling oil prices, but showed restraint ahead of Friday's March jobs report and a long holiday weekend.

CNNMoney: Techs lead advanceupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 09:27:00

A rising technology tech sector continued to fuel a stock market advance Thursday, as investors shrugged off rising bond yields and a surprise interest rate hike from the Bank of England.

Bank of England raises base rateupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 05:24:00

British homeowners faced a fifth hike in interest rates since November as the Bank of England took further action to keep inflation in check.

Bank of England in court over BCCIupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 02:59:00

The Bank of England is being taken to court in a dispute over the 1991 collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).

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