Actress Angelina Jolie was made an honorary dame and actor Daniel Day-Lewis given a knighthood in U.K. honors announced late yesterday to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday.
Kristin Forbes, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former White House adviser, will join the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, the latest hire in a shakeup of the panel.
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 was named as a non-executive director at Electra Private Equity Plc, a London-based buyout fund.
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.
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 maker Kate Barker said U.K. house prices may extend their decline this year as Britons’ confidence weakens and banks continue to restrict lending.
"If you think it's about people buying when they can't afford to sustain their mortgages, but they're buying now because they're afraid of prices going up, I do not think we've really reached that stage yet."
- Kate Barker on Jul 02, 2014