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  • Carney’s Policy Autopilot Gives Time for McKinsey Revamp

    Mark Carney picked a good time to implement sweeping changes at the Bank of England.

  • Bank of England Rates to Australian Unemployment: Global Economy

    Central bankers in London and Jakarta will probably conclude this week that inflation poses little threat as they choose to keep borrowing costs unchanged.

  • Carney Stimulus Exit Posing QE Challenge for BOE: U.K. Credit

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has more than just interest rates to think about as investors begin speculating on how policy makers will unwind their 375 billion-pound ($624 billion) bond-buying program.

  • Weather Cools U.S. Housing as Japan GDP Picks Up: Global Economy

    Housing starts probably fell in January as colder-than-normal temperatures and snowstorms slowed work in parts of the U.S., data this week are forecast to show. The projected decline indicates the residential real estate market succumbed to the same inclement conditions that have slowed retail sales, manufacturing and job growth. Another report may show higher borrowing costs at the start of the year, along with the weather, slowed sales of previously owned homes.

  • Federal Reserve Tapering to U.K. Inflation: Global Economy

    The data docket in the U.S. this week will be eclipsed by the Federal Reserve meeting as prospects mount that policy makers will trim stimulus in response to an improving economy. Elsewhere, November price data out of the U.K. will probably show inflation is cooling toward the Bank of England’s target, German companies gained confidence in December and inflation in Brazil picked up through the middle of this month.

  • BOE Seen Tweaking Guidance as Carney Embraces Jobs Boon

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will change forward guidance next month, economists said as they forecast that unemployment will hit a key level far earlier than previously anticipated.

  • U.S. Employment Gain to Brazil Contraction: Global Economy

    Data this week will probably highlight a divergence in global growth. Employers in the U.S. hired more workers in November, and the government in the U.K. may raise its economic forecast for the first time in three years. Conversely, Brazil’s economy may have contracted in the third quarter for the first time in two years.

  • U.K. Inflation Edges Closer to BOE’s 2% Target

    U.K. inflation unexpectedly slowed in November to the least in four years, moving closer to the Bank of England’s 2 percent target.

  • Miliband Targets Energy Profits to Help Britons With Bills

    Ed Miliband, the leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, pledged to freeze energy bills and said price increases have enriched power companies at the expense of consumers.

  • U.K. House Prices May Decline as Cuts Sap Confidence

    U.K. house prices probably will fall the rest of the year as government spending cuts hurt consumer confidence and homeowners try to repay debt , according to economists and property brokers.

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