Kate Barker , who helped select Ben Broadbent for the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee, said she’s “disappointed” more women didn’t apply for the post.
Former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker said the case for more economic stimulus through so- called quantitative easing is looking “less certain.”
The Bank of England risks stoking inflation with little benefit to economic growth if it expands its so-called quantitative easing program of stimulus, former policy maker Kate Barker said.
Former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker said officials may be wary of increasing interest rates if it risks stoking gains in the pound that would undermine Britain’s economic recovery.
Former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker said U.K. house prices may extend their decline this year as Britons’ confidence weakens and banks continue to restrict lending.
Taylor Wimpey Plc , the U.K.’s second- largest homebuilder by volume, appointed former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker as an independent non-executive director.
Former Bank of England policy makers Willem Buiter and Kate Barker said ownership of financial stability should be with the U.K. Treasury rather than Governor Mervyn King , criticizing a government overhaul of regulation.
Former Bank of England policy maker Kate Barker said the pound’s performance in the coming months will be “quite critical” as the bank decides whether to further expand its bond-purchase program.
The pound weakened against the dollar as investors speculated that minutes from the Bank of England’s latest meeting to be published tomorrow may signal further monetary easing is likely.
"Sometimes meeting every month just feels too often because the economy has not really changed that much."
- Kate Barker on Nov 10, 2014